In concern of the fact, the ArcFox Alpha S and Cyrus Huawei Smart Selection SF 5 co-powered by Huawei Technologies have already entered the market. The models launched on the 17th and 19th of April respectively.
As of the 22nd of April, reservations for the Cyrus SF 5 reach over 3000 in just two days, which shows the craze of the company’s smart technology among the customers.
Huawei is not only emerging in this field but also proven to be a threat to the smart car OEM’s ( Original Equipment Manufacturer) with its powerful and intelligent technology for smart vehicles.
At the Global Analyst Summit, Huawei Rotating Chairman, Eric Xu, informed that it can attain 1000 kilometers of consistent autonomous driving in the urban area, far better than Tesla. Since then, Huawei Autopilot surpasses Tesla is trending among the tech-savvy on the internet.
Let me tell you, what is the reason behind Huawei has a far better autonomous driving system than Tesla.
Not long ago, an SNS user shared an autonomous driving video, which said to be of Polar Fox Alpha S equipped with Huawei’s Autopiloting techniques.
We can witness from the video that the car can achieve smooth deriving on the urban roads and easily avoid all possible hinders such as wayfarer, turns, and crowded vehicles. As well it can handle all situations like performance on traffic lights and emergency situation without any manual command.
This vehicle adopts L4-level technologies aimed to give you an amazing driving experience. Huawei’s Lidar system made a great contribution to active this autopiloting.
It’s the biggest difference between Huawei and Tesla’s driverless techniques as well as the reason why Huawei’s technology can perform very well.
Previously the CEO of this US-based firm made a statement saying “Lidar is a stupid solution” and shows his object to the use of Lidar in automotive vehicles.
According to him, humans can drive safely through visual information and information processed by the brain. He was indicating that Tesla models work through visual perception and algorithms in spontaneous decision-making.
Difference between Huawei and Tesla Models:
Tesla’s driverless method:
About the key setup in the model of both companies, Tesla’s driverless system is equipped with a camera and millimeter-wave radar solution, which worked on the concept of the human eye.
To be precise, it directly observes people, objects, and traffic barriers on the road with the highest recognition. However, it affected by all factors as human eyes such as night, rain, snow, and fog.
But the millimeter-wave radar makes sure to measures the accurate distance and speed of the object as well doesn’t affect by the weather conditions. The cost of this device is also low.
In terms of absolute standard, it falls to determine the surface shape of an object under some environmental conditions. So it’s somehow lacking in comparison to Huawei’s developed techniques.
The Polar Fox Alpha S model also features the same camera and millimeter-wave radar, but as an extension, it has three lidars for working under every weather condition.
Huawei’s ADS mechanism based on L4 autonomous driving architecture, which delivers a full-stack solution for L4-L2+ autonomous driving. It can meet the smooth evolution requirements of L4-L2+ and is based on the large-scale volume of autonomous driving systems.
The reason behind Tesla doesn’t select the Lidar technology yet:
The main reason is the cost, which is too high for the lidar. To be mentioned, Take Velodyne- a famous lidar company sell its 16-line, 32-line, and 64-line lidars at 4,000 USD 40,000 USD, and 80,000 USD respective, which is expensive.
However, Huawei’s self-developed lidar available at a lesser price, which is surely a huge benefit for the company. It also claims to reduce the cost of 96-line lidar to less than 200 USD.
Above all these, a suitable combination of hardware and software is required to build a smart car. Unsurprisingly, Huawei lives up to expectations of a smart car with its up-to-date technology. (Read More)
After collaborating with Huawei, BAIC New Energy shares exceeded 20%
A few days ago, Huawei and BAIC’s subsidiary- BAIC New Energy has signed a deepening collaboration agreement. Both firms jointly working to develop a new brand in the ArcFox series that integrates with Huawei’s exclusive HiLink technology.
As cited in the document, the agreement contains a cooperation management mechanism, strengthen product research and development, and joint brand marketing. With this new agreement, the two parties increasing their business.
Notably, this contact has yet to come into practice and BAIC already seems to get the most benefits. The car OEM has recorded a shocking increase in its market value just after signed this framework agreement with Huawei.
According to the reports from the China Stock market, BAIC Technology’s shares have exceeded by 20% in just three days. To be more precise, Huawei and BAIC New Energy announced their further collaboration on 26th September 2021. Just after it, the company’s market value springs on 27th, 28th, and 29th September.
Besides, the market analyzer is regarding this situation as abnormal stock trading fluctuation. In addition, investors are requested to pay attention as it’s just the beginning of the agreement.
Coming back to the collaboration contact, this contract has a 96 months validity. However, both firms can extend the duration as well as terminate it before the timeline with mutual concerns. Moreover, we are waiting for the next astonishing product with the capability of both firms, but we have high expectations after their last ArcFox series.
Huawei and BAIC deepening collaboration to launch new HI smart car brand
On September 26th, a Chinese carmaker, BAIC officially announced the collaboration between Huawei and the BAIC New Energy brand. Both parties signed the strategic agreement to deepening their corporation and jointly built a co-brand with ArcFox and Huawei HI.
According to the reports, these two firms have signed a strategic agreement on January 28th in 2019. Now, the two parties have deepened their partnership and will work together in the future.
In this line, the Comprehensive Business Deepening Cooperation Agreement has been marked by Beijing New Energy and Huawei Technology on the 26th of September 2021. This agreement will cover all co-branded products from both companies.
Huawei and BAIC New Energy Collaboration Agreement:
As written in the document, this contract includes the following points mentioned below-
- Cooperation Management Mechanism: This contact includes the operational mechanism optimization of the 1873 Davidson Innovation Laboratory. It’ll cover the organizational structure, functional authority, and other aspects for carried out operations such as management, planning, and more.
- Strengthen Product Research and Development: Under this agreement, both companies further strengthened the product development of the whole series coved under it. The product development, project management systems, methods, development, testing, verification, etc will also come under this contract.
- Implement Joint Brand Marketing: At last, both parties carried out the marketing and deployment of the models that’ll be manufactured under this agreement.
Prior to this, Huawei and BAIC jointly released the ArcFox Alpha S series. Furthermore, this series contains mainly two models with basic capability and Huawei HI-equipped capability. As of now, this series has gained more than 1,000 orders and completes the verification stage. Now, it’ll soon enter the public test. Its main highlights include
- Fast charging technology
- Hongmeng OS (HarmonyOS) based smart cockpit
- Huawei Kirin 990A Chipset
- Huawei ADS
- Powerful Lidar system
Pricing and Availability:
- Starting price of the regular model is 251,900 Yuan.
- The highest price of the regular model is 344,900 Yuan.
- The Basic HI autonomous model pre-sale price is 388,900 Yuan.
- The high-endHI autonomous model pre-sale price is 429,900 Yuan.
Some Huawei smart car chips has been licensed by U.S.
During the Question and Answer session at Huawei Connect 2021 conference, Eric Xu, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman informed that Huawei is facing tough challenges from the sanctions imposed by the U.S. government.
However, Huawei will not give up on hope and continue to invest and make new products including the continued development of smartphones and consumer business, which has been hit so hard by the entire U.S. actions.
However, there’s one interesting thing that the chairman said regarding the ongoing development in the smart car solution that the company has achieved so far. Xu mentioned that some low-end Huawei smart car chips have been licensed in the United States, which mainly serves the purpose of the automotive business.
This is a piece of exciting news from a business perspective of Huawei smart car chips and further support Huawei’s initiative to move forward in the field of smart car solutions as well as the smart car industry.
Meanwhile, Huawei has continued to deny that it won’t make new cars or planning to invest in any car manufacturer’s domain.
Back in 2019, Huawei has been blocked under the U.S. Entity List, which prohibits the company from purchasing new components made with U.S. technology from inside or outside of the U.S.
(Via – Tech Sina)