At the Autonomous Driving Network China Industry Summit, Huawei ICT Business Unit Director Wang Tao delivered a keynote speech about Huawei’s smart car solution planning for 2030. He also shares the company’s view about current problems in the automotive industry.
Going with his speech, he mentioned, the Chinese tech giant is flourishing its autonomous technology for the future scenario. Seeing the acceleration and trend for autopiloting, the vehicle industry will soon realize the development and integration of-
- Full-stack AI Empowerment
- Intent Connected Interface
- Single-domain Autonomous Closed Loop
- Cross-Platform Seamless Connection
In the future, integrating AI, biometrics, vehicle light, AR/VR and other technologies will enable the smart cockpit to present new features that link virtual and live scenarios. The consumers will enjoy zero waiting, contactless, and efficient services, concerning, self-assisting, optimization, and repairing methods.
Furthermore, Director Wang believes autonomous technologies are becoming popular in the industry for their three-dimensional, ultra-wide, deterministic experience, and low-carbon communication technologies. It’s has grown far above then its debuted in 2019.
In this line, Huawei also made great contributions and presently is partnered with three major smart car OEMs in China. The company holds over 200 innovative projects in three areas mainly covering five businesses.
Huawei’s contribution to Autonomous Industry:
The company has products a handy technology in smart cars covering 35 different users cases with its partners. Adding to this, it holds 36 autonomous driving network standard certificate in 7 areas that mainly includes, innovation, design, standards, and capabilities.
Talking about the company’s industrial standards, the major enterprises like TMF, CCSA, ETSI, and 3GPP including the other four is collaborating with Huawei. Alternatively, the main purpose of the collaboration is to promote standards-industry-technology-business for more enhanced products.
At last, ICT Director concluded by saying that after achieving autonomous driving, the industry the moving towards its standard development. However, there is a long way to go, so it’s full of challenges. Unclear generations, inconsistent evaluation, insufficient collaboration, and uneven development are blocking the way. But, it’ll gradually solve with time.
Collaboration is the easiest way to tackle all the problems in the smart car market. Besides, this Chinese firm also working on L4 level autonomous technology that’ll be achieved by 2025.
Huawei L4 Autonomous:
According to the data, the L4 level automatic system will be able to run several weather conditions and carry out an amazing driving experience. This model seems to be more advance but we can’t deny human control for specific conditions.
ArcFox Alpha S Huawei Hi version will start to deliver by the fourth quarter 2021
Last month, Huawei and BAIC have announced their deepening collaboration agreement to bring an advanced ArcFox Alpha S Huawei Hi version. The agreement cover obligations related to cooperation management mechanism, products research, development planning, and brand marketing.
As per the information, the ArcFox Alpha S Huawei Hi edition will be installed with Huawei ADS (autonomous driving system), powerful hardware, three lidars, and numerous sensors. Besides, this high-end smart car will be shipped at a starting price of 429,900 Yuan.
Alongside the users, investors also becoming eager to ride this advanced car. Related to this matter shareholders started asking the car manufacturers about the expected shipment for this car. Besides, BAIC Blue Valley also don’t make them disappoint and gave a positive response.
According to the latest information, the ArcFox Alpha S series with Huawei Hi will start to ship by the further quarter of this year. However, the first shipment will be in a small batch. At present, the company has speedup the entire plan to deliver the models by the stated time.
The ArcFox Alpha S Series:
BAIC and Huawei jointly launch the ArcFox Alpha S series at the 2021 Shanghai Auto show in April this year. Its places as one of the high-end electric cars equipped with Huawei exclusive technology. The top feature includes
- Huawei Kirin 990A Chipset
- High-End Autonomous driving system
- Fast charging technology
- HarmonyOS smart cockpit
- Powerful Lidar system
Equipping with the latest technologies, this smart car has a great performance in terms of autopiloting. On the other hand, the tech provider Huawei also adding more cities to make the car run on autonomous mode. The information shows that it has 1,000 unit orders that are scheduled o deliver by this year.
Apart from all this, both the company are also working on an SUV model that will run on fuel supply. In addition, the SUV model also supports the HarmonyOS ecology and there might be Huawei exclusive technologies like in-vehicle Kirin chip, HiLink solution, and others as well. (Read Here)
No autonomous driving model from Huawei and Volkswagen: Response
Recently, Huawei talks about the collaboration with Volkswagen for the autonomous driving models and clear the rumors. The company stated it doesn’t want to raise any flash hopes to its supporters about which isn’t going to happen.
According to previous reports, the Chines tech giant and the German car manufacturer were collaborating with each other. Under this agreement, both parties will be making innovative smart care featuring next-level autonomous driving technology.
However, people familiar with this matter stated, the information isn’t true, there isn’t any project is being discussed of this kind. On the other hand, the carmaker hasn’t responded to this matter yet while the Chine firm has cleared the rumors from its side.
The Matter: New Collaboration
If we seek help from the previous news, some sources disclosed that both companies are discussing the terms and conditions of a smart car project. According to this, Volkswagen will be sponsoring the autonomous driving model project, while Huawei will be the technology provider.
Furthermore, the China-based firm will be responsible for technical IP including software technology and the company’s IP chips. In this manner, it’ll retain its no-car-making policy while playing an important role in this project. Seems like, all was just made-ups and any company doesn’t plan this project.
Huawei’s smart car solution planning
Huawei ICT Business Unit Director Wang Tao has shared the company strategy that it’ll be going to adopt for the next 10 years. At the Autonomous Driving Network Summit, we come to know about Huawei’s perspective regarding the automotive industry’s current problems.
The company plans to accelerate full-stack AI empowerment, intently connected interface, single-domain autonomous closed loop, and cross-platform seamless connection. Moreover, it plans to achieve L4-level autonomous technology by 2025.
A new Huawei smart car “SERES Auto” surfed on the internet
Huawei and SERES are previously reported to introduce a new smart car, which will be more refine and high tech than the recently launched Smart Selection SF5. Related to this, a new Huawei smart car named “SERES Auto” has been surfed on the internet lately.
It’s said that the strategy this time will be different from the previous one, in which Huawei worked as one of the suppliers. Some relevant sources on this matter even said Huawei will handle all the matters related to designing to later marketing and sales.
To be more precise, we can see it as the company buying the entire SF5 series, except the manufacturing part. The company still standing on its no-car making policy and stated Huawei SERES Auto isn’t its next car as until you don’t manufacture a car you can’t own any smart car brand.
However, the company is still seeking new ways to rule over the automotive industry. Besides, the Shenzhen-based firms once reported bringing a 7-seater SF7 SUV that’ll equip with its full-stack smart car solution technology. This smart car will be able to support a 30W charging supply and will come with two variants- basic and advance.
Apart from the design and technologies, the reports also reveal the prices decided for both models. As per the information, the regular model will cost 300,000 Yuan meanwhile the advanced model that will come with the Huawei ADS will come with a price tag of 500,000 Yuan or more.
Huawei SERES Smart Select SF5 Smart Car:
On April 19th, 2021, Huawei and SERES launched the Smart Selection SF5 electric car that is able to realize 180 KM everyday drive. This car works at a high power of 405kW alongside a torque of 820 Nm. In addition, it has four exterior design colors- Zhan Hailan, Gilt Black, Titanium Silver Gray, and Peral White. Besides, it was initially priced at 216,800 Yuan and 246,80 Yuan on Huawei Mall.
Below, you can check the main highlights of the model-
- Huawei DriveONE
- Dual-Motor Four-Wheel drive
- 405 kW with 820 Torque N.m.
- 4.68 sec/100 km Acceleration
- High Strength Fram Design
- Huawei HiCar
- 11 Huawei Sound unit