Polar Fox Alpha S HI version smart car equips with 9 radars + 9 cameras, Huawei L4-level full stack self-developed ADS
Huawei and BAIC group are jointly working on a model named Polar Fox Alpha S. The model is grabbing headlines on the internet as the launching time is approaching.
Following the trend, previously a Weibo user released a short video of autonomous driving, which is claimed to of the Alpha S HI. The video got much attention.
In this line, another user shared their first-time experience of the “First-ever Polar Fox & Huawei HI driverless driving experience.
We can clearly see the major aspects such as ADS (Autonomous Driving Solution) hardware, software reliability, spontaneous decision made by the system, and more from the test video.
To be precise, the Polar Fox Alpha S HI version features three lidars and six millimeter-wave radars, nine cameras for autonomous driving. The lidar technology helps the car to achieve reliable driverless driving. Well, this is not done here, still, we have more to explore.
The camera system is very strong, which features four cameras at the front to recognize the situation. In the comparison of old models, the telephoto lens and wide-angle lens don’t change much.
Even so, the binocular camera, placed in the middle is more enhanced. This module works the same as the human eye.
For achieving the high-speed process results, the chipset is Huawei’s one of the most powerful processors. This module can give a high stream level output of 400Tops.
Autonomous Driving Solution:
Offourese it’s the center of attention of the car system, which is Huawei self-developed high-end full package for the autonomous driving solution. it sad to be the industry’s first high-end automated driving solution that has passed the ASIL-D functional safety assessment.
This whole software is founded on L4 autonomous driving architecture. It provides a full-stack solution for L4-L2+ autonomous driving, which can meet the smooth evolution requirements of L4-L2+, and is based on the large-scale volume of autonomous driving systems.
It also works perfectly with the AUTOSAR and ROS, and has technical advantages such as “maximum computing power, high security, peak energy efficiency, certainty, and low latency”.
Huawei ADS embraces the self-developed high computing power autonomous driving SoC chip. It can achieve high-performance processing of multi-channel sensor data and complex continuity of the control commands.
Huawei ADS has self-developed root methods to continuously design and optimize complex driving scenarios such as urban roads, highways, and urban parking across the mainland.
Huawei ADS went through many drive tests on a large scale with the fellow partners. It passed in every aspect and has enriched experience related to all situations.
To be mentioned, Huawei has been testing and developing this ADS solution for a long time. It’s said that the company is preparing since the first-generation AI chip Shengteng 310 and mobile data center MDC600 back in October 2018.
Later in 2019, we got to saw the results as a bunch of vehicles run with the Huawei L4.
In this segment, the Audi fleet of ADS-class full-stack intelligent driving solutions (ADS) has gradually begun large-scale road testing.
Current Status of the Company:
As we have already mentioned that Huawei has been partners with BAIC, GAC Aian, and Changan Automobile. But, more than them it also agreed with other automotive companies including, FAW Hongqi, Dongfeng Motor, Suzhou Jinlong, Neolithic, and Shandong Haorui Intelligent
To be mentioned, GAC Aian, and Changan Automobile’s partnership hasn’t come into the limelight recently. The brand tag hasn’t decided for both models.
Popular science time:
American Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) defines six driverless driving levels – from level 0 (full manual) to 5 (fully automatic ), which is generally used across the globe in autopilot characteristics.
Furthermore, Shenzhen previously issued the “Regulations on the Management of Intelligent Connected Vehicles in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (Draft for Comment)”, which includes three levels of autonomous driving of intelligent connected vehicles, including conditional automatic driving, highly automatic driving, and fully automatic driving. Simply understand it as my country’s L3, L4, L5 autonomous driving standard.
5 years old Kirin veteran Huawei P20 and Mate 10 inches closer to stable HarmonyOS 3
It’s the HarmonyOS upgrade carnival and the 5 years old veteran Kirin devices – Huawei P20 and Mate 10 series, these are now inching closer to a stable HarmonyOS 3 rollout.
According to the information, Huawei has opened HarmonyOS 3 public beta for Huawei P20 and Mate 10 series smartphones. This will allow HarmonyOS 2 to enter the HarmonyOS 3 beta testing pool before it goes public.
Below you can check all of the models participating in the HarmonyOS 3 public beta activity.
- Huawei Mate 10 (ALP-AL00/TL00)
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro (BLA-AL00/TL00)
- Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design (BLA-AL00)
- Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design (NEO-AL00)
- Huawei P20 (EML-AL00/TL00)
- Huawei P20 Pro (CLT-AL00/AL01/AL00I/TL00/TL01)
These Huawei P10 and Mate 10 devices are now eligible to participate in the new HarmonyOS 3 public beta program.
It’s interesting how Huawei upgrade these 5-year-old Kirin veteran devices with new versions such as HarmonyOS 3. Huawei Mate 10 and P20 series were launched in 2017 and 2018 respectively. These two flagships are equipped with Kirin 970 powerful chipset, which allowed Huawei to deliver premium performance for the customer.
Moreover, Huawei announced HarmonyOS 3 public beta for 9 Honor devices – Honor 30 series and Honor V30 series. On the other hand, there are 7 new devices that made a place in the public beta activity. These are Huawei Nova 7 SE and Nova 8 SE models.
Huawei Mate 10 and P20:
Following the unveiling of the Huawei Mate 10 series, Huawei has greatly improved all aspects of its smartphones and the company began to compete against Apple and Samsung.
HarmonyOS 3 brings a lot of new features for these golden flagships and give them a new birth over HarmonyOS 2 with a brand new set of additions. This software has increased the app response speed by 7%, the app task execution speed has increased by 4.0%, and the file transfer rate is increased by 4.2%.
You should know that the public beta is also a test version of the HarmonyOS 3 development stage. Therefore, it may affect some parts of the user interface due to changes in functions from HarmonyOS 2.
Some third-party apps may not be compatible with HarmonyOS 3, therefore, it’s suggested that you upgrade them via AppGallery.
Following the public beta, Huawei will push a stable build for the corresponding models to conclude the entire upgrade campaign. To be mentioned, after installation, the phone users may face heat and lag issues, which may settle within a few days.
Huawei Bets on Another Premium 4G Phone – WSJ
WSJ – Would you buy a premium-priced smartphone that doesn’t have 5G? Huawei Technologies Co. thinks its customers will, at least in China and will bet on another premium 4G phone.
More than two years after U.S. sanctions wrecked the Chinese tech giant’s once-dominant global smartphone business, Huawei has stuck with a regular schedule of new flagship phone launches and is gearing up to debut its latest on Thursday.
Reflecting its reduced ambitions, Huawei will unveil the device in a Chinese-language event in Shanghai rather than with a splashy launch overseas. It will likely feature a top-end camera—a Huawei trademark—but won’t have access to 5G networks, Google’s Android operating system, or a host of Western apps.
That means the new phone, the P60, which Huawei will launch alongside a new foldable phone and other gadgets, isn’t likely to find many users outside of Huawei’s home market. In China, where a separate ecosystem of apps and other software has made the absence of Western apps on Huawei devices less of a liability, the company continues to attract sales from longtime fans.
Huawei was for a few months the world’s largest seller of smartphones globally, surpassing rivals Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Its global market share peaked at 18% in 2019, according to market tracker Canalys.
Then, the Trump administration imposed a series of export controls that choked the company’s access to foreign technologies. Sales crashed as the company carved off part of the business and its devices’ appeal withered in markets around the world.
Huawei’s market share stood at 2% last year, according to Canalys. Most remaining sales are in China, where the company clung to 8% of the market last year and was the country’s sixth-largest smartphone seller, behind the likes of Vivo Mobile Communication Co., the formerly Huawei-owned brand Honor Device Co., and Apple.
Executives have said the company has since replaced thousands of foreign parts. In pitching its smartphones, they have said the 4G connectivity is still powerful.
In China’s high-end phone sector, where Huawei’s rivals have struggled to gain traction, the company is the only serious rival to Apple. Huawei still held 10% of that market last year, according to Canalys.
The company has touted high-end photography and easy connectivity to other internet-connected Huawei gadgets.
Earlier this month, Richard Yu, the head of Huawei’s consumer business, posted on Chinese social media a zoomed-in photo taken at night of the top of a lit-up building which he said was taken on the “P60 Pro.” It showcased the device’s telephoto lens and nighttime photography capabilities. In a speech launching a predecessor to the P60, Mr. Yu said Huawei’s 4G connectivity was still powerful when coupled with artificial intelligence and other technology.
One 38-year-old finance worker in Beijing said he has been using Huawei phones for several years since switching from an iPhone. The user said he transitioned to Huawei because he said the devices are more compatible with external devices like game emulators and run better apps, adding that his current device’s 4G speeds are fast enough.
Ren Zhengfei, Huawei’s founder, said last month that the company has substituted more than 13,000 components with domestic replacements in the last three years.
Still, the new smartphone underlines Huawei’s continued reliance on American technology for key parts.
Suppliers selling less than cutting-edge technology, like 4G, can apply for a license to transact with Huawei from the Commerce Department under rules issued by the agency overseeing export controls. The agency has cleared billions of dollars in such sales from U.S. suppliers including Intel Corp., which sells chips used in Huawei laptops, and Qualcomm Inc., which supplies 4G smartphone chips.
The Biden administration is considering tightening export rules to cut Huawei off from U.S.-sourced technology altogether.
Nicole Peng, a Canalys analyst, said one reason for Huawei’s enduring popularity in China is that for many, 5G simply hasn’t lived up to its billing as being a revolutionary improvement over 4G. Many smartphone users don’t really notice a difference, she said.
Huawei Spring 2023 Flagship Launch, these devices are coming
Huawei Spring Flagship Launch event will happen on March 23, 2023, and Huawei is ready to deliver various devices and products for consumers with the P60 series in the spotlight.
Ahead of the conference, we are here to give you an insight into what will unveil at Huawei Spring Flagship Launch Event 2023.
Huawei P60 series:
Huawei P60 series will headline the event with its brand-new camera technologies. On the other hand, Huawei confirmed this first for the launch occasion. You can read all of this lineup here.
Huawei Mate X3:
Huawei Mate X3 is the next generation of foldable smartphones. It will pack with a new foldable hinge, satellite connectivity 2.0, lightweight design, strong durability, and new smart features. Check our complete coverage on this device here.
Huawei FreeBuds 5:
After two years of Huawei FreeBuds 4, the company will unveil FreeBuds 5. This a completely new design with a flagship sound listening experience. Other than Hi-Res audio, the FreeBuds 5 will also bring LDAC codec.
Huawei Watch Ultimate:
This watch will equip the world’s first satellite network capability. Huawei Watch Ultimate has a sturdy design, which is confirmed to make a rampage this Spring.
Huawei Enjoy 60:
Aside from the flagship, Huawei will also fetch a new budget segment phone – Huawei Enjoy 60. It is popular ahead and getting praise among Chinese consumers. Despite being a very simplistic design, Huawei Enjoy 60 has all of the odds on its side.
Huawei MatePad 11 2023:
First launched in 2021, Huawei MatePad 11 made its first appearance with HarmonyOS. And a 2023 model is ready to make the grandest intro with an exquisite specialty.
Looking at the teaser, we found that Huawei MatePad 11 2023 will offer a special version with a soft screen. Talking about the specialty, this soft screen will reduce the screen glare to the lowest and provide you anti-reflection view all around the display.
Moving on, Huawei also has announced a new commercial product brand. Also, the first products under this lineup will come as notebooks, designed especially for commercial customers.
We’re also expecting a new 2-in-1 TalkBand B7. However, Huawei has not confirmed this device for the launch roadmap.
So, the upcoming Huawei Spring New Flagship Launch 2023 conference is packed with a lot of action and there is more that we could witness.