[Update: Not Confirmed] Huawei HarmonyOS smart car cockpit to be used in Geely vehicles
Update: Official Response
Some Huawei insiders have responded on this matter, saying that there’s no official confirmation on this matter at the moment.
November 11, 2021: Original Story
Huawei’s in-vehicle software system- HarmonyOS has been recognized by many car manufacturers. In the near future, there might be more smart cars with HarmonyOS car software.
Related to this, recent news reveals that Geely Auto’s sub-brand Geometry is planning to install the Huawei HarmonyOS smart car software system in its vehicles. subsequently, the car OEM wants to bosts its high-end market by carrying out the dual-platform strategy.
The HarmonyOS integrates capabilities such as one chip multi-screen, multi concurrency, and run-time deterministic support to satisfy the real-time commands. In addition, it connects the head unit to the other part and shares instant data to take precise control.
Thereby it’s no surprise for Geely to propose the HarmonyOS vehicle OS of Huawei. This action will surely help its products to gain popularity among its native as well as Huawei consumers. First, let’s take a glimpse at Geely and its subsidiary Geometry.
Geely Auto Group is a leading Chinese automobile manufacturer founded in 1997. The company owns multiple subsidiaries such as Geely Auto, Emerald Automotive, Geely UK, Geely Sweden, Lotus Cars, and Geometry.
Speaking of Geometry, it was established in 2019 on April 11 and mainly produces sedans, SUVs, and MPVs driven by pure electric drives. Furthermore, it recently released the “Smart Geely 2025” strategy on 31st October.
According to the info, Geometry is working on about 25 new smart new energy products that’ll be introduced in the next five years. Among them, it’ll launch more than five high-end products based on pure electric and Haohan architecture.
In addition, the company also hints about the timeline, according to which the working plan starts from the next year. It’s expected that the high-end vehicles could come with the HarmonyOS platform and smart car solution.
To date, the BAIC Alpha S and SERES SF5 smart cars have the HarmonyOS vehicle software. Furthermore, Richard Yu also informed about making a new mid-size SUV with SERES that’ll be installed with upgraded HarmonyOS car OS.
Changan Auto denies rumors of changing AVITA to ‘Huawei AVITA’
China’s well-known car manufacturer, Changan Automobile has denied rumors of changing its collaboration car brand name from Avita to “Huawei Avita”.
The carmaker said that Avita technology is building an international high-end SEV (Smart Electric Vehicle) brand. This firm is led by Changan Automobile, Huawei, and CATL.
These companies empower different parts of the Avita technologies including vehicle R&D, smart manufacturing, smart car solutions, and smart power ecosystem.
The firms are working in synergy to create a new generation of smart electric vehicle technology called CHN. It has a new architecture, strong computing, and high-voltage charging.
According to the information, AVITA or AVATR is jointly created by Huawei, Changan Auto, and CATL. These companies built battery solutions and vehicle manufacturing done by Changan Auto.
Also, Huawei has no shares in Avita but it supplies important hardware including electric motors and software for smart driving, connectivity, and infotainment system powered by the HarmonyOS operating system.
Avita is looking to unveil the new Avita 11 later this year, while the company has successfully completed a large number of delivery in 2022.
Last week, Avita announced the Avita 11 single motor vehicle, which is a new version of 2022’s Avita 11 dual-motor four-wheel drive.
600kW Huawei EV charger leaked, faster than Tesla superchargers
Huawei is working with its car partner to build better EVs and smart cars in China. However, the company’s recent leak of a 600kW Huawei charger station shows that it’s far ahead of the competition such as Tesla.
Recently, some live images of Huawei’s exclusive 600kW supercharging station leaked online. The charging station is located in the open in a Chinese industrial area. The shape is square, and there is a cooling device at the bottom.
The specs details on the charger reveal “Huawei Digital Power Technology Co. LTD” as the manufacturer. While this new unit is manufactured in December last year.
The size dimensions are 295 x 340 x 1700 mm and it’s very tall and painted in red Huawei color.
The model number of this charger is DT600L1-CNA1 and it supports China’s national standard 2015 DC fast charging, single-gun output, and the output voltage range is 200-1000V. On the other hand, the maximum output current is 600A, and the maximum output power is 600kW.
While searching, we found that this is called “FusionCharger” and it’s a liquid-cooled charger. It has a charging hub that ranges up to 3.5 meters, which reason it’s using a thick body.
Some industry experts say that Huawei planned to rollout these chargers in 2035 but the company is already giving a test drive for the limited users in advance. We could also take it as an advance move to cover the upcoming Huawei AITO Wenji M9 model, which will launch later this year.
Similar superchargers are designed with two charging ports and a rated voltage of 1000V. The rated total output power is 360kW. The output power of a single charging cable is 180kW, and the maximum output current is 250A.
Faster than Tesla:
In comparison, Tesla’s current generation of V3 chargers can only provide 250kW power. Also, the upcoming V4 supercharger is expected to take it up to 350 kW. Still, the current exposure of the Huawei charger keeps it faster than Tesla.
But we need to wait for the final release to know more about the specs of this 600kW Huawei EV charger.
New Huawei Avita 11 car launching on March 19
Car maker, AVATR (Avita) announced a new single-motor version of the Avita 11 smart car that will launch on March 19 and it will be packed with Huawei Hi smart car solutions.
Avatr is a joint venture between Changan Automobile, lithium-ion battery provider CATL, and Huawei, the Avatr 11 is underpinned by the EP1 platform.
Huawei has no shares in Avatr but it supplies important hardware including electric motors and software for smart driving, connectivity, and infotainment system powered by the HarmonyOS operating system.
Huawei said, “Avita 11 single-motor version will make its public debut as a marathon pilot car, leading a new challenge with smart driving!”
Last year, Huawei launched Avita 11 series which has dual-motor four-wheel drive. Talking about the specifications, the respective car surfs on the new-generation electric vehicle technology.
Further, it has a capacity of accelerating a range of 680/555 kilometers with a maximum external power of 425 kilowatts. The agile vehicle also brings along the fastest zero-to-hundred acceleration, which is 3.98 seconds.
Additionally, Avita 11 packs an ultra-long battery life version. Alternatively, this high-voltage battery provides a lifespan of 116kWh. Moreover, it supports fast charging of 750 V with a maximum fast charging speed of 240 kW.