It’s the first time when this Chinese telecom company launched its products at Shanghai Auto Show. This new range of product includes-
- HarmonyOS Cockpit Solution
- 4D imaging radar
- MDC 810
- Huawei Octopus
Let’s take a detailed look at these new technologies-
HarmonyOS Smart Cockpit Solution:
This newly improved system works on the HarmonyOS to realize the associated operation between the smartphone and the smart cockpit. It covers many modules like display platforms, software ecosystems, hardware setup, helping automakers, tier-one suppliers, application partners develop services and functions.
Parallelly, the high-end hardware technology such as Kirin 990A chipset, 9 radars + 9 camera setup made the user experience more convenient. In addition, the 20.3-inches 4K car display supports screen switching, captures Air Gesture, and able to restore colors with smooth touch.
Huawei’s AR-HUD (Augmented reality- Head-up displays) can easily transform the real-time information to produce spontaneous results. It has only 10L of volume to adjust the projection are in accordance os the human cornea.
It can be reached up to the viewing angle of 13°x 5° to display more clear images. It can work in a range of 7.5 meters with a 70-inch frame.
4D imaging radar:
The 4D imaging radar present by Huawei contains a 12T24R antenna array, which includes 12 transmitting channels and 24 receiving channels. It is 24 times better than the conventional millimeter-wave radar 3T4R antenna.
Simeteniously, it receives about 50% more channels in comparison to the existing imaging radar in the industry. This 4D radar adopts wide-ranged measurement millimeter-wave radars to produce fast results.
Talking about its proficiency, it’s not affected by light, rain, and snow. It has more improved detection capabilities for non-line-of-sight occluded targets, can achieve a 360° detection angle.
To sum up, it satisfies all the user’s demands of the full target, full coverage, multiple working scenarios, and all-weather conditions through a 4D high-density point cloud lidar.
Huawei MDC 810 (Mobile digital computation) adopts a standard platform-based concept. It is able to achieve the high-stream computing power of 400 TOPs and touched the ASIL D functional safety requirements.
It works on the smart driving software support MDC core system, which includes intelligent driving interface AOS, VOS with a full tool kit meet congestion and other requirements.
There is a vital scope for more development of the whole system in future vehicles.
The “Huawei Octopus” designed for driverless driving features high-precision location maps and powerful computation algorithms for accurate results. It builds a data-driven closed-loop open platform, which aims to package, label, and upgrade capabilities through the collaborative capabilities of vehicles and clouds. This includes the following modules-
Cloud: According to Huawei, the cloud is the only option for the recognition of driverless driving from development to commercial use. It’s essential for the autonomous driving vehicle to access all clouds nearby to solve the coverage problems.
Precise Maps: Real-time locations are one of the important characteristics for the preciseness of autopiloting. Huawei is capable enough to provide a high-precision map. To date, it’s exclusive to some selected regions, which will be further extended by the company.
Huawei TMS (thermal management system): It’s able to reduce the operating temperature of the heat pump from -10°C to -18°C. This provides a convenient working environment for the integrated design of architecture, components, control integration, and technologies.
It was also revealed that as of now Huawei’s R&D team has about 5,000 plus team members and the R&D investment will be 1 billion US dollars in the auto industry.
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)