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.
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.