Huawei authorities often emphasize the no-car-making policy of the company. Although their smart car solutions are recognized by the domestic smart car OEMs, it doesn’t want to directly want to enter the automotive industry.
At the 2021 World New Energy Vehicle Conference, Huawei Smart Car Solution BU President Wang Jun again affirmed, “Huawei doesn’t build cars, instead helps the automakers to build good cars”. Furthermore, he also highlighted the points on which the company is confident most.
He said, two main advantages helping the company in making good cars are- Huawei insides model and part supply chain. The company has good business relations with car OMEs including BAIC, Changan, and GAC Group. The launched products have received a good response and the company has further plans for the near future.
Huawei Smart Car Component and Technology:
Aside from its system technologies, the company also provides smart car parts such as LiDAR and camera systems. Adding to this, it also has in-vehicle Kirin chips that are well synchronized with the smart car cockpit software- HarmonyOS.
President Jun further informed, since the establishment of the Huawei Smart Car Business Unit the company has been continually investing to enhance, its technology and resources. To date, it has invested about 1 billion USD in the research and development of auto parts.
Moving ahead, it holds 5,000 over R&D teams and has 30 existing products in the market. Alternatively, the company is increasing its limitations and establishing more partnerships with others. The company want to integrate platform and ecology to create a vehicle operating system that mainly concerns
- Autonomous Deriving Methods
- Smart Car Cockpit System
- Vehicle Control Algorithms
Besides, Huawei’s optical light technologies that are mainly integrated into AR-HUD, seatback display, smart car lights, and so on are some of the leading technologies that will not jump out from the way electricity to light in the future. Additionally, the company wants to advance the technology that’ll work the same as the human eye or maybe more than it.
In last he said, Huawei will soon open its Suzhou innovation center by the end of this year. It aims to provide 50 million equipment support per year. Moreover, it has 300 plus industry experts that’ll jointly carry out new solutions.
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