Today, Huawei has organized a delivery event of its first AITO (Adding Intelligence to Auto) M5 medium-sized SUV equipped with a HarmonyOS system. According to the information, this event was started at 15:00 PM to deliver this smart car to scheduled owners.
To be mentioned, Huawei announced this AITO M5 SUV car on December 23, 2021, followed by price unveiling on February 25, 2022. Since the day of launching, the pre-booking for AITO M5 was record-breaking. It has crossed 6500 units in just 4 days, which was a kind of a big achievement.
As per the image, AITO M5 cars are neatly parked on the site’s ground and ready to go to their respective owners. The price after deducting subsidy is:
- The standard version of the rear-wheel drive starts from 249, 800 yuan.
- The four-wheel drive performance version starts from 279, 800 yuan.
- The four-wheel drive flagship version starts from 319,800 yuan.
About Huawei AITO M5:
AITO M5 medium-sized SUV is jointly developed by Huawei and SERES, which is a hybrid car and run on both electricity and gasoline. This is equipped with the smart cockpit, HarmonyOS vehicle system, and DriveOne three-electric system provided by Huawei.
This smart car has a 1.5T four-cylinder range extender specially designed for the range extension system. It has a compression ratio of 15:1 and high thermal efficiency of 41 percent. The AITO M5 can last over 1100km in WLTC conditions and in one charge.
Speaking of performance, the AITO M5 four-wheel-drive performance version and the four-wheel-drive flagship model are equipped with an asynchronous AC motor on the front axle and a permanent magnet synchronous motor on the rear axle, forming a dual-motor four-wheel-drive system. The acceleration time is 4.4 seconds.
AITO M5 has six colors options including Ceramic white, Pine frost green, Ice crystal gray, Gilt black, Mihai blue, and azure blue. Also, three interiors in ivory white, polar night black, and Agate brown color.
Huawei and BAIC developing new smart cars, could launch in 2024
Huawei and BAIC are jointly working on new smart cars that may launch by 2024. However, the latest development involves some new pinches and twists that will change the entire automation of smart vehicles.
According to the latest information, BAIC automobile company will follow Huawei’s smart selection mode for vehicles. A good example of this mode is AITO smart cars. Thereafter, it will sell these intelligent vehicles in Huawei Stores.
Further, the new smart cars will use the old Jihu platform as their base systems. But its logo will not be in use anymore. For your information, Jihu is the first car brand of BAIC equipped with Huawei HI solution.
As usual, Huawei will provide smart car solutions such as intelligent control systems, HarmonyOS smart cockpit, and more to the new BAIC smart cars and could launch them by early 2024 in its official stores.
Why a sudden change in car development?
So far, BAIC cooperation used to build cars while Huawei offers smart solutions for better performance. Both cooperations unveiled the Jihu Alpha S HI automobile in 2021 with a new HI solution.
However, the respective solution didn’t prove useful for the car. Moreover, the Alpha S HI sale also failed to meet expectations. Hence, both parties decided to revamp the development process for their smart cars.
In the latest edition, BAIC is planning to build its vehicles under Huawei smart selection mode. Eventually, this will help to improve the casting, layout, as well as performance efficiency of the smart vehicles.
On the other hand, BAIC will sell its new smart cars in official Huawei stores to maintain the marketing strategy for its products. As a result, the overall changes could enhance the growth of BAIC smart cars in the market.
For the moment, the Huawei-BAIC project is at the approval stage. It would be worth seeing what the Chinese tech maker will implement in the upcoming smart vehicles.
Huawei HiCar is upgrading with new features
According to the information, the new Huawei HiCar features now include an adaptive home screen mode, which can smartly adjust the mode according to the sunrise and sunset of the local time of the device for better visuals. Such change in visual refers to the dark and light theme of the entire user interface.
that’s not it, there is a new capability called shake to share, which will allow you to share the phone’s navigation details such as route transfer to the car’s smart screen’s large display. The latest feature will seed via software update.
HiCar is Huawei’s self-developed smartphone and car feature, similar to Apple’s CarPlay features. Previously, it has supported BYD’s DiLink in-vehicle system.
Huawei HiCar Smart Connection solution. It has the following features:
Overall, Huawei HiCar connectivity offers a total of seven main technologies, including:
- Instant connectivity: when entering the car, a smartphone connects automatically without requiring activation.
- One-click navigation: like a smartphone toolbar, the interface is simpler and faster to use than with previous navigation systems.
- Home control: users can remotely control their home from the car’s screen, syncing several smart devices in one application.
- Fatigue monitoring: using artificial intelligence, abnormal driver behavior can be detected with the help of an instrument panel-mounted camera and a heart rate sensor on a watch or wristband.
- Gesture recognition: specific hand gestures can be used to adjust the volume, change songs or manage phone calls.
- Video calls: manage video calls using the vehicle’s screen, microphone, and speakers along with a smartphone’s 5G network connection.
- Application sharing: share a smartphone’s feature-rich Android application ecosystem with the vehicle’s infotainment system, creating a seamless user experience and connectivity inside and outside the car.
If you want to read more about HiCare then do visit the linked article below.
Huawei AITO M7 begins beta testing of HarmonyOS 3 new features
Today, Huawei AITO M7 has begun the beta testing of the HarmonyOS 3.0 new features. Eventually, this upgrade will boost the overall performance of the SUV and will make it more reliable and efficient for consumers.
AITO M7 is one of the tech-pack smart vehicles in the market. It comes with innovative features and luxurious facilities. And to enhance the user experience a little more, Huawei AITO M7 has now begun the HarmonyOS 3.0 new features beta testing.
As per the reports, this internal testing will continue till November 15. It will begin with the registration phase > beta version push > and closed beta. Further, the company will gather 800 individuals to inspect the latest HarmonyOS 3.0 features.
Interested users can register themselves on the official AITO page from November 5 to November 7. In addition to the new features, participants will get 500 points in their AITO app for sharing the upgrade.
Besides, the lucky user will get an extra 1500 AITO points for featuring high-quality content. The company will announce the results based on AITO App System notifications on November 21.
It’s worth mentioning that the new OTA V1.0.103SP06 version carries a huge bundle of interesting features in its bag. Consequently, the dynamic operating system will bring an advanced user interface and efficient super home screen.
Moreover, it will enhance the basic functions of the device. As a result, users will observe finer stability and improved functioning in their SUVs.
Below, you can check what new features will the HarmonyOS 3 add to the car system.
- Super home screen function
- New Time wallpaper function
- New engine active noise reduction
- New car wash mode
- Optimized energy recovery ability
- Improved the energy-saving mode
- Enhanced the assisted parking experience
- Optimized the vehicle charging ability
- Optimizes the air purification reminders
- Improves the phone reminders and connectivity
Before you follow up, make sure that you register in this program with the same Huawei ID that is bound to your AITO M7 vehicle.