For a long time, Huawei and BAIC have been working together on the upcoming model, ArcFox Alpha S smart car with self-driving automobile technology. Huawei doesn’t release its own branded car but cooperates with other automobile manufacturers to launch smart cars.
According to the latest news, on April 17, 2021, BAIC’s new energy brand – Jihu and Huawei have jointly launched the first smart luxury pure electric car ArcFox Alpha S in Shanghai.
This electric car comes inbuilt with Huawei HarmonyOS (Hongmeng OS) operating system and powered by Kirin 990A in-vehicle processor that supports 5G network and provides 3.5TOPs computing power.
Recently, a Weibo tipster discloses the core configurations of the first Huawei car chipset, but the manufacturing process is still not known. You can check the key specification of Kirin 990A below.
Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 990A Key Specification:
- CPU: 4 x Taishan V20 Lite (large core), 4 x Cortex-A55
- GPU: 8 x Mali G76
- AI: 2 x Asacend DaviniCi D110 Tiny, 1 x Ascend DavinCi D100 Lite
- Support: 5G network connection
- Computing power: 3.5TOPs
To be mentioned, It’s the first time, when Huawei’s Taishan architecture used in making car chip. Earlier, it was often used in server chips.
In terms of price, the ArcFox Alpha S smart car’s standard version priced at 251, 900 to 344, 900 yuan, and the Huawei H1 version starts at 388, 900 to high-end version 429,900 yuan.
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BAIC Fox Alpha S Huawei HI Edition will officially launch on May 7
Jihu Automobile has scheduled the launch conference of the high-end luxurious pure electric new Huawei HI Edition of the BAIC Polar Fox Alpha S Huawei car in Beijing on May 7, 2022, to officially announce it.
Previously, the commercial version of the extreme Fox Alpha S Huawei HI was announced sometime in November last year at the 2021 Guangzhou International Auto Show. And now Alpha S will launch the Huawei Hi Edition car from BAIC Blue Valley’s Jihu car brand.
On tracking the previous reports is high-end Huawei car was first launched with the HarmonyoOS system and was also the first designed to be qualified with Huawei’s high-end autonomous driver ADS system, which includes three-level NCA mode, ICA+ mode, and ICA mode.
The car is equipped with a 3-component lithium overcharge custom battery pack IP68 dustproof and waterproof that lasts up to 708 km under comprehensive working conditions and helps ultra-fast charging of 750V.
Alpha S Huawei HI was the first-ever car that was packed with HarmonyOS cockpit and exclusive Huawei technology. The car performs a high navigation mapping that allows you to easily travel in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen and additional locations are also set up.
Previous reports claim that the car debuted with a starting cost of RMB 388,900 for the standard version and the Advanced model litter higher than the standard one, which is available at RMB 429,900.
So users are you excited to meet with this extraordinary featured car with fully electric operation. The Jihu association is ready to officially launch this Huawei HI BAIC Alpha on May 7, 2022, in Beijing China.
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Huawei AITO M5 HarmonyOS car gets first OTA update
On April 17, Huawei has officially released the first update for HarmonyOS smart cockpit equipped AITO M5 SUV car through OTA medium. According to the information, this update is rolling with version V1.0.102SP05.
In summary, AITO M5 medium-sized SUV is jointly developed by Huawei and SERES, which is a hybrid car and run on both electricity and gasoline. It is equipped with the smart cockpit, HarmonyOS vehicle system, and DriveOne three-electric system provided by Huawei.
Huawei AITO M5 first update brings optimization for main driver’s seat welcome, lighting prompts, smart voice, smart-screen UI interface and signal prompts for better user experience.
For your information, this update may take around 2 hours to complete the update process. You can check the update steps and precaution below.
How to update:
While you are in the car:
First, you need to login in to your account by navigating through Settings, System and then System Update. You can also view the current version and update status of the system in this interface.
Also, enter the system update section and click “Settings” in the upper right corner and make sure the “Automatic Download” switch is turned on. Additionally, you can check the download progress in the notification Center.
Once the download process is complete, you can click the upgrade icon on the screen and set up the update plan and select “Reservation Update” or “Update Now” as per your requirements.
When you are outside of the car:
On the flip side, you can also install the update remotely through smartphone. But, make sure that new version of the vehicle was downloaded.
Simply, open the AITO app, go to My tab and followed by My Vehicle. From here, tap on your vehicle option, click on vehicle software version and select update noew or schedule update.
Once the update is done, you can view the specific operation instructions of each function in “Services and Applications > Application Center > Owner’s Guide” on the central control screen of the car.
Note: The “System Update” function needs to be used under the owner’s account or an authorized account.
- When upgrading, please park the vehicle on a gentle (non-up/downhill) road section, close all entertainment audio and video applications in the vehicle, and ensure that the vehicle network signal is good and the battery power is higher than 30%.
- During the upgrade process, the vehicle may turn off the screen, turn on the running lights, and briefly prompt the instrument panel fault light, which are all normal phenomena. Please do not intervene or drive the vehicle; you can lock the car and leave normally, and the vehicle will automatically Power off after the upgrade is complete.
- After the upgrade is completed, if the instrument panel prompts that the cruising range or tire pressure is abnormal, it will not affect the normal driving of the vehicle, and it can be restored after driving for a period of time (meaning that the vehicle needs to travel at a speed of more than 25 kilometers per hour for more than 3 minutes).
- If you encounter any other problems during the upgrade process, please call the user care hotline 400-008-9999 for consultation.
Huawei Avita 11 EV completes extreme cold tests
Huawei, Changan Digital, and Ningde Time’ jointly developed smart car Avita 11 has successfully completed the first round of extreme cold tests. As per the information, this development will lead us towards the mass production of the Avita 11.
The first model – Avita 11 was officially unveiled in November last year. It is reported that the car-making technologies rely on Changan Automobile, the intelligent system Huawei provides support, and the Ningde era will provide battery packs.
Extreme Cold Tests:
Traveling in extremely cold weather tests the performance of the EVs in terms of low-temperature ignition, charging, and discharging as well as thermal management. In the snow capital of China, Avita 11 has successfully passed 38 tests.
The contents of this extreme cold test include – 30-degree ultra-low temperature cold start, 20 – degree ultra-low temperature high-power charging, 10 – degree ultra-low temperature crew cabin heating test, high-power four-wheel-drive extreme cold test, etc.
Avita 11 successfully passed the test, the Avita 11 calibrated in this winter test adopts the new-generation CTP battery pack of CATL. In addition, Huawei is also conducting extreme cold tests on the smart driving system on the Avita 11 powered by HarmonyOS operating system.
However, we’re waiting for more information regarding this launch or its upcoming features.
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