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)
A high-end SUV brand by Huawei and GAC set to launch in 2023
The new high-end SUV brand jointly building by Huawei and GAC is reported to be launched in 2023. These will be the first medium and large-scale electric SUVs to features the ace technologies of both firms.
The General Manager of GAC Aian – Gu Huinan informed that this project, based on AH8 architecture will bring two models for users. The first one will be an MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) and the second one will be a most luxury coupe.
Since Huawei stepped into the automotive industry, the company is only focusing on bringing new technologies to produce good quality wheels. We have already seen the capability of Huawei in the previously launched smart cars such as ArcFox Alpha S, and SERES Smart Selection SF5.
However, the company always denied establishing its own wholly-owned car brand and explaining that car making isn’t the same and easy as smartphone manufacturing. Besides, Huawei has its own plans related to being recognized in the smart car industry.
On July 10, this AH8 model project had been approved by the company’s board of directors at the 67th board meeting. This project founded on the GEP 3.0 framework and computing & communication architecture (CCA), proposed a budget of about 800 million Yuan.
On the 1st of July, a report revealed that the project jointly being made by Huawei, GAC, and Didi will be able to command ADS vehicles without human effort. There is no doubt that Level 4 SUV being prepared by Huawei and GAC will bring a new breakthrough in the automotive industry.
Huawei Autoware trademark suggest new autonomous driving technology
However, the current status of a trademark is an application for registration. This trademark’s international classification includes scientific instruments, transportation vehicles, and design research.
Autoware is the first open-source software for autonomous driving systems based on Linux and ROB (Robot operating system).
It enables autonomous driving along a route dictated by a car navigation system using environmental sensors such as laser radar, cameras, and global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) while vehicle positions and surrounding objects are identified.
Huawei and autonomous driving:
So far, Huawei has patented a lot of technologies in the field of autonomous driving in order to become a top technology supplier. The patent includes the autonomous driving control algorithm, navigation system, safety and experience, and many more.
Early this month, Su Qing, President and Chief Architect of Intelligent Driving Product Line at Huawei during the discussion about the automotive industry stated that L5 level autonomous technology is still far away at present.
Huawei and GAC working on the first medium and large scale electric SUVs
The AH8 model project- jointly developing by Huawei and GAC Aian has received the approval of the board of directors at the 67th meeting. The announcement is officially made by the Guangzhou Automobile Group.
Both firms are working to develop, the fully electric SUV founded on the GEP 3.0 framework and computing & communication architecture (CCA) of GAC and Huawei respectively. This next-level smart car will adopt the full-stack smart car technology of Huawei and provide an advanced car for future generations.
Furthermore, this is the first medium and large-scale electric SUV project with a huge investment of 800 million Yuan. Meanwhile, the expected mass production is scheduled for the end of 2023.
Besides, GAC also published the production and sales bulletin for the last month, which reveals that the company’s automobile production was 163,583 vehicles with a year-on-year decrease of 17.34% for June 2021. To date, the total production from January to June has been reached 1,001,446 with a YOY increase of 25.61%.
Talking about the sales volume, the company has sold about 1026505 units in the previous month, while the aggregate sales volume until June was 1026505 with YOY progress of 24.49%.
As per the previous reports, Huawei and GAC are jointly developing the Level 4 autonomous smart vehicle technology with Didi technology. It’s expected that this new method will reduce the need for manual operation in autopiloting vehicles or even it can be successfully operated without human touch.