BEIJING (World Instances/ANN): Huawei will launch a co-developed electrical automobile (EV) good automotive subsequent week, a transfer that analysts mentioned may problem Tesla and put the Chinese language firm on a brand new monitor to compete with Apple.
Huawei and Beijing-based EV producer BAIC Blue Valley will collectively launch a high-end electrical good automotive system known as ARCFOX αS HBT, in keeping with an official announcement by Huawei Clever Automotive Options on Wednesday (April 7).
The automotive might be geared up with 96-line Huawei Lidars, 6-millimeter wave radar, 12 cameras, 13 ultrasonic radars, and a Huawei chip with a computing energy of as much as 352Tops (Tera Operations Per Second), forming an autonomous driving resolution above the L3 degree, in keeping with the discharge.
Though the Chinese language tech big beforehand mentioned that it had no plan to fabricate autos, it goals to “assist automotive firms construct good automobiles” and positioned it as a provider of digital parts to carmakers.
“Something that Tesla can do, we will do,” mentioned Xu Zhijun, a rotating chairman of Huawei, in an interview in November 2020.
Huawei’s transfer into auto-related know-how analysis goes again to 2013. It has fashioned shut cooperation with automakers globally specializing in good driving computing platforms, good cockpit options, clever networks and cloud companies.
Whether or not it will possibly problem Tesla in autonomous driving stays to be seen, however it’s transferring towards that place, together with different Chinese language automakers, impartial auto sector analyst Feng Shiming instructed the World Instances on Wednesday.
The place Huawei outperforms Tesla is in its skill in clever networks and good cockpit platforms, consultants mentioned.
The cooperation between Huawei and BAIC shouldn’t be solely on the degree of autonomous driving, but it surely additionally includes integrating good automobiles with cellphones, the place Huawei has a bonus, Xiang Ligang, director-general of the Beijing-based Data Consumption Alliance, instructed the World Instances on Wednesday.
Final September, Huawei unveiled an upgraded model of its HarmonyOS, an alternative choice to Google’s Android working system, permitting customers to manage most autonomous features of their autos through their cellphones.
“It permits customers to set their automotive’s features based mostly on their very own habits and likes, utilizing their cellphones. On this facet, it’s a model new skill that Tesla doesn’t have,” Xiang mentioned.
In an interview with the media on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook dinner dropped just a few hints that an choice may very well be for Apple to construct an autonomous-driving know-how platform utilized by carmakers, placing the 2 cellphone makers on a brand new competing monitor within the automotive market.
It’s believed that Huawei has likelihood to beat Apple within the automotive market, given China’s consumption market and manufacturing capabilities, Xiang mentioned.
“When it comes to making good automobiles, Huawei and Apple are on the identical beginning line. Huawei has even moved a small step forward with the announcement of this new product,” Xiang mentioned.