Yu Chengdong – the head of Huawei smart car solutions recently shared his thoughts on the future of China’s auto market. He mentioned that only 5 major tech giants that will rule over the auto merchandise.
Surprise or shock, but this is the actual point. Huawei CEO believes that the time ahead will bring such competition in the China auto market that only a handful of creators will be able to survive and bring out the best inventions.
According to him, the competition among auto brands will be as similar to the aircraft manufacturing industries. Although, the CEO has not defined any automobile cooperation specifically. But, he gave a hint by saying that AITO is capable of selling 20,000 units per month.
Sarcastically, the personality also says that it is better to opt for a fuel vehicle than purchase an extended-range vehicle. Currently, large-battery hybrids are almost similar to pure-electric vehicles and don’t have many differences.
But electric vehicles are best!
However, in the latter half of the interview, Yu corrected himself and said that extended-range smart cars are far better than fuel vehicles. Whether we talk about performance or functionalities, pure electric vehicles are the best.
Further, Yu Chengdong has shared his experience of driving an AITO smart car in his daily life. He compared the performance with the Porsche Cayenne that he used to drive in his early days, and said:
“The fuel consumption per 100 kilometers was five or six liters which was more than half of the Porsche Cayenne, but the acceleration performance was higher than that of the Cayenne. It is Half the fuel consumption, double the acceleration performance.”
Yu on Weibo wrote that AITO doubles the performance and reduces fuel consumption by half. This is not just a slogan, but a real value and experience that consumers can get.
Except for the AITO, the CEO didn’t mention any other brand. Hence, it’s not possible to say which brand will continue its journey successfully in the future. But we cannot deny the fact that Huawei is a well-known car solution provider in the automobile industry. Thus, it knows very well which smart automation can take over the market in the upcoming years.
Huawei AITO follows Tesla, cuts price upto $4470
On January 13, Huawei powered Chinese car maker AITO announced a new price cut of upto 30000 yuan ($4,470) after American EV giant Tesla reduced the prices. This new price and services for new and existing customers will be applied from January 13, 2023, as a New Year’s Thanksgiving.
According to the price reduction details, AITO M5 EV rear-wheel drive standard version is 259,800 yuan, straight down 28,800 yuan ($4,172). While M5 EV four-wheel drive performance version is 289,800 yuan, down 30,000 yuan ($4,470).
After the price reduction, the price of the M5 EV is basically the same as that of the Tesla Model Y rear-drive version. The price of the M7 luxury version is basically the same as that of the Model Y with long battery life. It is obvious that it is a close match.
Unlike Tesla, AITO has plans for existing customers. Even the M5 extended range version that did not participate in the price reduction discount this time, the old users can also get 2 years of basic maintenance, and with the M5 EV and M7 participating in this discount, old users Users can get more compensation.
In addition, all existing models of AITO will undergo OTA upgrade in the near future, adding features such as a super home screen, smart car search, HUD height automatic adjustment, and more. There will also be new optimization coming to the smart travel experience of AITO.
Among them, all M5 EV users can get 33,000 yuan of rights and interests, including the first owner to verify the vehicle warranty to 8 years/160,000 kilometers (estimated 21,000 yuan), and 120,000 AITO points (worth 12,000 yuan).
Owners of M7 Comfort Edition and Deluxe Edition can obtain rights and interests worth 35,000 yuan, including the first owner’s verification of vehicle warranty up to 8 years/160,000 kilometers (estimated at 23,000 yuan), 120,000 AITO points (worth 12,000 yuan).
Owners of the M7 flagship version who have not lowered the price this time, and the first owner can also receive a welfare policy of 8 years/160,000 kilometers (estimated at 23,000 yuan) for the entire vehicle warranty.
After the official announcement, Huawei Yu Chengdong immediately posted a blog saying: AITO Wenjie delivered more than 75,000 vehicles last year. It is the fastest-growing new energy vehicle brand. Thank you for your support!
BYD Tang SUV gets new Huawei HiCar features with OTA update
What is Huawei HiCar?
It is a Human-Car Family All-Scenario Smart Cross-device solution provided by Huawei Connect mobile devices and cars to create the best smart travel experience.
BYD DiLink x Huawei HiCar supports extremely simple wireless or wired connections. Only the first connection needs to enter the connection code. When connecting again, the system will automatically ask whether to connect, and the user only needs to click to confirm.
BYD DiLink x Huawei HiCari allows services and applications to flow freely between the car device and the smartphone. Enter the car, open the Huawei HiCar in DiLiink, and the corresponding feature widget will automatically pop up on the screen, and you can click the number to navigate to the destination.
Other than these, the update contains, DiTrainer coaching mode, which allows you to get advantages of the synchronization between the car and smartphones.
It also has a new radar distance digital display with a panoramic image interface 2D top view radar alarm area, which can digitally present the distance value of obstacles detected by radar.
There’s a new smart power on and off feature for a convenient on and off. HWA high-speed driving assist allows driving comfortably on single-lane with cruise control and LCA interaction lane change control.
There’s also new music rhythm atmosphere light and multi-scenario smart voice.
(via – ithome)
Huawei XLight: A new smart car lighting solution
Huawei is bringing new solutions for smart car makers and the company has introduced an important lighting solution, XLight for the smart car industry.
According to the information, the Huawei XLight solution enables important features and provides safety. This solution can automatically adjust diversified light patterns according to real road conditions, preset algorithm pixel-level brightness adjustment, and adapt to road mode switching.
Huawei XLight supports low-beam enhanced features for small roads in urban areas and remote villages to ensure brighter and detect obstacles more effectively.
It has an adaptive high beam system ADB (Adaptive Driving Beam), and through the self-developed precise perception algorithm, it can provide accurate shading of people and vehicles. This also ensures that the high beam does not interfere with other traffic participants.
Huawei’s car lighting system customizes the car language interaction to make the car understand you better. The smart algorithm light blanket accurately fits the lane, and the anti-shake algorithm realizes high-quality projection.
The width-displaying light carpet displays a hint of the width line in front of the car to assist in driving in narrow lanes. The interactive light carpet can flash to express interactive intentions, effectively avoiding collisions in blind spots.
This new smart car light system brings a mega pixel-accurate visual experience. It extends the third type of space outside the car and enhances the sense of consumer experience. Furthermore, there’s support for the customized welcome, including work mode, home mode, birthday party, and festival anniversaries, creating a sense of ritual in life.
Huawei said that the solution has three core highlights: ultimate shape, the high-definition field of view, and intelligent light control.
As compared to other options in the industry, Huawei XLight has the industry-leading advantage of small size. This brings flexibly adapted to more models, megapixels provide the ultimate experience with high-pixel, high-definition lighting.
Huawei’s self-developed image processing algorithm lane prediction fits, smart anti-shake, and dual-light fusion. With the top image processing algorithm, it provides more scene application value by independently controlling each pixel, building a human car, and a vehicle-to-vehicle interconnection.