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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Huawei HI version of new BAIC ArcFox Alpha S will start deliver in small batches in November
A few days ago, conversation between the car manufacturer BAIC and their investors caught the headlines. According to reports, BAIC confirms to deliver the ArcFox Alpha S series with Huawei Hi by the further quarter of this year.
New information on this matter reveals BAIC will sarts deploy the Huawei Hi ArcFox Alpha S from November in small batches. However, the company didn’t mention any specific date but it’s expected to be exposed soon.
It’s worth noting that the first models were introduced at the 2021 Shanghai Auto show in April this year with four different variants. Later, this high-end electric car exceeded over 1,000 orders to experience the capability of Huawei.
There is no doubt that users who order the car as well as others who are sill negotiating on this matter are eager to see this smart car on road. Thereby we are closely following this matter and keeping eye on every step of the company.
Huawei Hi ArcFox Alpha S:
This is the first smart car to come with the HarmonyOS cockpit and Huawei’s exclusive technologies. The inbuilt Kirinn 990A chip produces 3.5TOPs computing power with a strong and real-time 5G network connection.
Furthermore, its lidar arrangement consists of 3 lidars, 6-millimeter wave radars, 12 ultrasonic radars, 9 ADS cameras, and 4 surround-view cameras. Besides, its high-precision map can easily navigate in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen while the other locations are also being installed.
Moving ahead to its ADS system, it offers three-level of ADS supports including NCA mode, ICA+ mode, and ICA mode. In addition, the operation is as easy as entering the location and activate the cruise lever.
This high-end electric car will enter the market with a starting price of RMB 388,900 for the basic version. Meanwhile, the advanced Huawei Hi ArcFox Alpha S model will cost RMB 429,900.
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.