Back in August, Chinese tech giants – Changan Automobile, Huawei, and CATL announced the launch of the new brand AVATR (AVITA). Today, this new car company officially confirmed that AVATR car global launch is set for November 15, which is quite amazing news for the car enthusiast that has been waiting for this release powered by Huawei technologies.
AVATR AKA known Avita is a subsidiary of Changan Automobile and was previously renamed from another branding. Aside from Hardware, the AVATR car brand will receive technology solutions from Huawei and CATL for batteries.
During the announcement in August, these companies announced a collaboration that includes a new model – E11. The AVATR E11 works on CHN architecture (Changan C, Huawei H, CATL N).
According to the information, AVATR is equipped with CATL battery technology, and also supports Huawei’s HI smart car solution. The plan is to position a pure electric medium-sized SUV. According to previous reports, the length of the vehicle is about 4.8 meters, which can be regarded as a pure electric version of UNI-K.
According to the information, the Avita E11 is powered by the full-stack solutions provided by all of the three partners including – Changan, Huawei, and CATL. It’s equipped with a CATL battery, features Huawei’s HI smart car solution, and is manufactured by Changan.
The Avita E11 draws under a pure electric medium-sized SUV. Therefore, its size could be 4.8 meters long.
It’s reported that the current model of the Avita E11 has already completed the prototype model development and proceeded towards the on-ground inspection. It’s expected that this new smart car will be unveiled by the end of this year.
(via – CNMO)
Huawei thanked former smart driving BU president that once made comment on Tesla
Former President of Huawei Smart Driving Business Solution has resigned from the division. However, Huawei has decided to pay tribute to the leader by saying thanks for contributing to the responsibilities inside the firm.
Sin technology reported that Huawei smart car BU thanked Su Qing for his contribution to the smart driving business unit. Su Qing has been removed from the company for making inappropriate remarks against American EVs maker – Tesla while talking to a show for autonomous driving technology and safety.
Once the matter backfired, Huawei removed Su Qing from the position of the director of the intelligent driving product department of BU intelligent vehicle solutions. Su Qing will go to the strategic reserve team for training and assignments.
Su Qing used an unpleasant word to describe the issues with Tesla vehicles. He said machines from the big names such as Tesla cars are causing accidents in human society and “killing peoples” even in the case of autopiloting.
He added that Huawei is working hard to bring solid technologies to decrease the smart car issues. The company (indicating Huawei) wants to overcome the causes as low as possible that are responsible for increasing the accident rate. Read the full story here.
Goal to sell 300000 cars is not impossible: Huawei
Today, Huawei smart car solution BU’s COO – Wang Jun shared this view on the latest development of smart cars at the 17th Super Car Conference. Wang states that in the near future the smart cars business will be no less than smartphones for many companies.
Wang also believes that the decision-making cycle on the user side of cars is very long, and is also geographically related, including policies. It is a very complex broad industry that can support so many brands that exist.
However, it was also reported that the smartphone field is a track of hundreds of billions of dollars, and the auto parts track is a market size of trillions of dollars. In the recent developments of the SERES Huawei Smart Selection SF5 and AITO M5 (Aotu), which have received wide attention from the outside world, Wang Jun said that Huawei’s auto business is divided into two parts.
From Smart Car BU’s perspective, it’s more than helping car companies build good cars. The role of the consumer business is also a part of Huawei’s smart selection business. The smart selection business is also Huawei’s business model in the automotive sector. The core is to help car companies build good cars. It is original and will not change.
However, Huawei’s car sales will challenge BU CEO Yu Chengdong said Huawei’s smart car sets an annual sales target of 300,000 vehicles. Recently, Wang Jun openly said that nothing is impossible. Additionally, he mentioned the first is to see if the product is sufficient for paying users. The second is to see if the sales channel is strong and enough to sell the car. “If you can do those two things, you can do it,” Wang Jun said.
Huawei does not build cars confirmed Wang Jun (Huawei Smart Car BU COO)
Earlier, Huawei has several times denied that Huawei doesn’t build its own car. However, the Huawei executive previously mentioned that the company’s focus is on spare part technology to help OEMs to produce good cars.
On January 20, at the 17th Super Car Conference of “Intelligent Driving Carbon New” Li Yizhong, former Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and President of the China Federation of Industrial Economics delivered the speech.
During the conference, Wang Jun, Huawei’s smart car solution BU COO again denies that Huawei does not build cars. He also added that our core is to help companies build good cars.
“Otherwise, it would be impossible for me to sit here today and discuss these topics with President Liu Yu.” said Wang Jun
The guests who attend this conference are former Minister of Industry and Information Technology, Kong Lei, Huawei’s Wang Jun, China Automobile Association, BAIC’s Liu Yu, Baidu, and more.
However, Huawei has reached in-depth cooperation with BAIC, Changan, and GAC automobile brands. But, in the future, there will not be too much such cooperation, because this kind of cooperation consumes a lot of Huawei’s resources.
Currently, Huawei still hopes to focus on these car companies that have already cooperated and supported their car manufacturing. Furthermore, Wang Jun believes that Huawei’s entry into the smart vehicle spare parts industry is a huge opportunity for Huawei based on 30 years of accumulated ICT technology.
In addition, Liu Yu, deputy general manager of BAIC Group and president of BAIC Blue Valley, said that some users have already received the Alpha S Huawei HI version, and they are helping this car in testing. However, during the auto show, the new car is expected to be launched in Beijing in April this year.
As per Liu Yu, it is now easier to build a new electric vehicle with a cruising range of 600–700 km, and the charging piles and other ancillary facilities are already very substantial. Quickly enter the blowout period. “If there are no impacts such as chip and battery shortages, sales of new energy vehicles will exceed 6 million units in 2022.”
In April 2022, BAIC pure electric vehicle brand ARCFOX launched the Alpha S, an intelligent luxury pure electric car. The car will also offer a high-end variant of Huawei’s HI variant.
The HI version 3 is equipped with lidar and multiple sensors, which can realize autonomous driving in cities, starting from 429,900 Yuan. Earlier it was announced that it will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2021.
The Extreme Fox Alpha S is equipped with HarmonyOS smart cockpit that features a 21.69-inch integrated ultra-clear large screen that supports 3840 x 720 resolution and 180PPI display accuracy. The cockpit of the car is equipped with a Kirin 990A chip, which has 3.5TOPs of computing power and supports a 5G network connection and more.