Huawei made it clear many times that it will not enter the car manufacturing industry and won’t invest in any car maker’s shares as well. On the other hand, the company also stated that it will help the OEMs in producing good cars with its ICT technology.
In this line, Huawei also takes the initiative to sell cars and Huawei SERES Smart Selection SF5 is the first model to put for display in the company’s official store. This model becomes very popular among consumers with Huawei’s smart car technology and competing with the model from famous brands.
Speaking of the popularity of the SF5 model after getting a touch from Huawei, the shares of SF5 makers – Dongfeng Xiaokang has been rose eightfold and exceeded the 100 million Yuan. By June 21st, the sharers show a 6.66% of increase in and their market stock and market value both reaching new pinnacles.
If we look back, by June of last year, the closing market price of SF5 makers was no more than 8.69 Yuan but with Huawei, it exceeded about 77.2 Yuan. This eight times increase in stock price is surely a big surprise for the partakers and there is no doubt that it all becomes possible in the shadow of Huawei.
Talking about the Dongfeng Sokon Automobile, it is internationally known as DFSK Motor and is the parent company of SERES SF5 car makers.
SERES Huawei Smart Selection SF5:
The SERES Huawei Smart Selection SF5, which can reach a 180Km daily drive was launched in April this year. It comes with two models- Two-Wheel-Drive, which priced at 216,800 Yuan, and Four-Wheel-Drive, which costs 246,800 Yuan.
Its specification can be described in the following terms-
- 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
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.