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
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.
BAIC Fox Alpha S Huawei HI Edition will officially launch on May 7
Jihu Automobile has scheduled the launch conference of the high-end luxurious pure electric new Huawei HI Edition of the BAIC Polar Fox Alpha S Huawei car in Beijing on May 7, 2022, to officially announce it.
Previously, the commercial version of the extreme Fox Alpha S Huawei HI was announced sometime in November last year at the 2021 Guangzhou International Auto Show. And now Alpha S will launch the Huawei Hi Edition car from BAIC Blue Valley’s Jihu car brand.
On tracking the previous reports is high-end Huawei car was first launched with the HarmonyoOS system and was also the first designed to be qualified with Huawei’s high-end autonomous driver ADS system, which includes three-level NCA mode, ICA+ mode, and ICA mode.
The car is equipped with a 3-component lithium overcharge custom battery pack IP68 dustproof and waterproof that lasts up to 708 km under comprehensive working conditions and helps ultra-fast charging of 750V.
Alpha S Huawei HI was the first-ever car that was packed with HarmonyOS cockpit and exclusive Huawei technology. The car performs a high navigation mapping that allows you to easily travel in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen and additional locations are also set up.
Previous reports claim that the car debuted with a starting cost of RMB 388,900 for the standard version and the Advanced model litter higher than the standard one, which is available at RMB 429,900.
So users are you excited to meet with this extraordinary featured car with fully electric operation. The Jihu association is ready to officially launch this Huawei HI BAIC Alpha on May 7, 2022, in Beijing China.
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Huawei AITO M5 HarmonyOS car gets first OTA update
On April 17, Huawei has officially released the first update for HarmonyOS smart cockpit equipped AITO M5 SUV car through OTA medium. According to the information, this update is rolling with version V1.0.102SP05.
In summary, AITO M5 medium-sized SUV is jointly developed by Huawei and SERES, which is a hybrid car and run on both electricity and gasoline. It is equipped with the smart cockpit, HarmonyOS vehicle system, and DriveOne three-electric system provided by Huawei.
Huawei AITO M5 first update brings optimization for main driver’s seat welcome, lighting prompts, smart voice, smart-screen UI interface and signal prompts for better user experience.
For your information, this update may take around 2 hours to complete the update process. You can check the update steps and precaution below.
How to update:
While you are in the car:
First, you need to login in to your account by navigating through Settings, System and then System Update. You can also view the current version and update status of the system in this interface.
Also, enter the system update section and click “Settings” in the upper right corner and make sure the “Automatic Download” switch is turned on. Additionally, you can check the download progress in the notification Center.
Once the download process is complete, you can click the upgrade icon on the screen and set up the update plan and select “Reservation Update” or “Update Now” as per your requirements.
When you are outside of the car:
On the flip side, you can also install the update remotely through smartphone. But, make sure that new version of the vehicle was downloaded.
Simply, open the AITO app, go to My tab and followed by My Vehicle. From here, tap on your vehicle option, click on vehicle software version and select update noew or schedule update.
Once the update is done, you can view the specific operation instructions of each function in “Services and Applications > Application Center > Owner’s Guide” on the central control screen of the car.
Note: The “System Update” function needs to be used under the owner’s account or an authorized account.
- When upgrading, please park the vehicle on a gentle (non-up/downhill) road section, close all entertainment audio and video applications in the vehicle, and ensure that the vehicle network signal is good and the battery power is higher than 30%.
- During the upgrade process, the vehicle may turn off the screen, turn on the running lights, and briefly prompt the instrument panel fault light, which are all normal phenomena. Please do not intervene or drive the vehicle; you can lock the car and leave normally, and the vehicle will automatically Power off after the upgrade is complete.
- After the upgrade is completed, if the instrument panel prompts that the cruising range or tire pressure is abnormal, it will not affect the normal driving of the vehicle, and it can be restored after driving for a period of time (meaning that the vehicle needs to travel at a speed of more than 25 kilometers per hour for more than 3 minutes).
- If you encounter any other problems during the upgrade process, please call the user care hotline 400-008-9999 for consultation.
Huawei Avita 11 EV completes extreme cold tests
Huawei, Changan Digital, and Ningde Time’ jointly developed smart car Avita 11 has successfully completed the first round of extreme cold tests. As per the information, this development will lead us towards the mass production of the Avita 11.
The first model – Avita 11 was officially unveiled in November last year. It is reported that the car-making technologies rely on Changan Automobile, the intelligent system Huawei provides support, and the Ningde era will provide battery packs.
Extreme Cold Tests:
Traveling in extremely cold weather tests the performance of the EVs in terms of low-temperature ignition, charging, and discharging as well as thermal management. In the snow capital of China, Avita 11 has successfully passed 38 tests.
The contents of this extreme cold test include – 30-degree ultra-low temperature cold start, 20 – degree ultra-low temperature high-power charging, 10 – degree ultra-low temperature crew cabin heating test, high-power four-wheel-drive extreme cold test, etc.
Avita 11 successfully passed the test, the Avita 11 calibrated in this winter test adopts the new-generation CTP battery pack of CATL. In addition, Huawei is also conducting extreme cold tests on the smart driving system on the Avita 11 powered by HarmonyOS operating system.
However, we’re waiting for more information regarding this launch or its upcoming features.
(via – ithome)