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
Goal to sell 300000 cars is not impossible: Huawei
Today, Huawei smart car solution BU’s COO – Wang Jun shared this view on the latest development of smart cars at the 17th Super Car Conference. Wang states that in the near future the smart cars business will be no less than smartphones for many companies.
Wang also believes that the decision-making cycle on the user side of cars is very long, and is also geographically related, including policies. It is a very complex broad industry that can support so many brands that exist.
However, it was also reported that the smartphone field is a track of hundreds of billions of dollars, and the auto parts track is a market size of trillions of dollars. In the recent developments of the SERES Huawei Smart Selection SF5 and AITO M5 (Aotu), which have received wide attention from the outside world, Wang Jun said that Huawei’s auto business is divided into two parts.
From Smart Car BU’s perspective, it’s more than helping car companies build good cars. The role of the consumer business is also a part of Huawei’s smart selection business. The smart selection business is also Huawei’s business model in the automotive sector. The core is to help car companies build good cars. It is original and will not change.
However, Huawei’s car sales will challenge BU CEO Yu Chengdong said Huawei’s smart car sets an annual sales target of 300,000 vehicles. Recently, Wang Jun openly said that nothing is impossible. Additionally, he mentioned the first is to see if the product is sufficient for paying users. The second is to see if the sales channel is strong and enough to sell the car. “If you can do those two things, you can do it,” Wang Jun said.
Huawei does not build cars confirmed Wang Jun (Huawei Smart Car BU COO)
Earlier, Huawei has several times denied that Huawei doesn’t build its own car. However, the Huawei executive previously mentioned that the company’s focus is on spare part technology to help OEMs to produce good cars.
On January 20, at the 17th Super Car Conference of “Intelligent Driving Carbon New” Li Yizhong, former Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and President of the China Federation of Industrial Economics delivered the speech.
During the conference, Wang Jun, Huawei’s smart car solution BU COO again denies that Huawei does not build cars. He also added that our core is to help companies build good cars.
“Otherwise, it would be impossible for me to sit here today and discuss these topics with President Liu Yu.” said Wang Jun
The guests who attend this conference are former Minister of Industry and Information Technology, Kong Lei, Huawei’s Wang Jun, China Automobile Association, BAIC’s Liu Yu, Baidu, and more.
However, Huawei has reached in-depth cooperation with BAIC, Changan, and GAC automobile brands. But, in the future, there will not be too much such cooperation, because this kind of cooperation consumes a lot of Huawei’s resources.
Currently, Huawei still hopes to focus on these car companies that have already cooperated and supported their car manufacturing. Furthermore, Wang Jun believes that Huawei’s entry into the smart vehicle spare parts industry is a huge opportunity for Huawei based on 30 years of accumulated ICT technology.
In addition, Liu Yu, deputy general manager of BAIC Group and president of BAIC Blue Valley, said that some users have already received the Alpha S Huawei HI version, and they are helping this car in testing. However, during the auto show, the new car is expected to be launched in Beijing in April this year.
As per Liu Yu, it is now easier to build a new electric vehicle with a cruising range of 600–700 km, and the charging piles and other ancillary facilities are already very substantial. Quickly enter the blowout period. “If there are no impacts such as chip and battery shortages, sales of new energy vehicles will exceed 6 million units in 2022.”
In April 2022, BAIC pure electric vehicle brand ARCFOX launched the Alpha S, an intelligent luxury pure electric car. The car will also offer a high-end variant of Huawei’s HI variant.
The HI version 3 is equipped with lidar and multiple sensors, which can realize autonomous driving in cities, starting from 429,900 Yuan. Earlier it was announced that it will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2021.
The Extreme Fox Alpha S is equipped with HarmonyOS smart cockpit that features a 21.69-inch integrated ultra-clear large screen that supports 3840 x 720 resolution and 180PPI display accuracy. The cockpit of the car is equipped with a Kirin 990A chip, which has 3.5TOPs of computing power and supports a 5G network connection and more.
Huawei Wallet app supports SAIC MG One digital car key
Recently, Huawei has officially announced that the Huawei Wallet app supports the SAIC MG One digital car key (sensorless smartphone car key). Last July, the SAIC Motor under the MG marque launched the MG One SUV car with a modular architecture, stylish design, powerful chip, and active digital ecosystem.
According to Huawei, the activation of SAIC MG Motor’s car key in the Huawei Wallet app allows the users can operate the key function without using the taking out the key. Also, once the connection is established between the car key and Huawei Wallet the users can perform tasks without unlocking the smartphone and even in no network connection.
To be mentioned, this digital car key is currently only supported on the SAIC MG One car. The SAIC MG One car owners can perform tasks with a digital car key such as unlocking the vehicle, starting the vehicle, opening doors, windows, and more. Let’s have look at the method to connect the Huawei Wallet with MG Motor’s car key.
- Open Huawei Wallet App on smartphone
- Tap on Keys
- Select Car Keys
- Tap on MG Car Keys
- Click the Add option
- Follow on-screen instruction
- Activate the MG Car keys
On December 30, Huawei Wallet launched the industry’s first digital car key that supports Bluetooth and NFC. However, the digital car key function of the Huawei Wallet is supported on the smartphones running on HarmonyOS 2.0 and the Watch 3 series.
Furthermore, the Chinese tech maker will soon expand this feature to more Huawei smartwatches to experience this ultimate service. By using the digital car key, the car owner can keep the physical at home and get rid of the problem of forgetting to bring a car key, losing a car key, and replacing a physical car battery without even opening the car app manually.