On April 17, Huawei’s first model developed with Beiqi’s extremely fox – Alpha S Hi version was officially released.
Extreme Fox Alpha s positioned large cars, the standard version of this car is from 2.519 million to 344,900 yuan.
Alpha s is equipped with a version of Huawei Smart Auto Solution to a step.
The HI version of the HI version of the automatic driving function of Huawei ADS Expressway is 388,900.
Equivation of Hi version high-end version of Hi version of Huawei ADS (including urban, high speed, parking) is 4299 million yuan.
Alpha S Huawei is this price and model positioning, basically, just hit Tesla Model Y option EAP or FSD intervals.
It can be said that Huawei teamed up with the North Auto Extreme Fox, the first battle is to be defended.
The most concerned about Alpha S is Huawei Hi, the biggest highlight of Huawei Hi is Automatic Driving Solution ADS.
At present, the details of Alpha S have just been announced, and users will have to be observed for the Pleo and Huawei payments.
And before this auto show, we have experienced the most important automatic driving function in Alpha S Hi in advance.
Huawei Ads Chief Architect, the president of the smart driving product line, Susong, also talked about the current situation of Alpha S, ADS, and Huawei’s view of the future car, automatic driving.
For Huawei, Alpha S Hi is just a start.
Huawei ADS and the entire car BU is huge every year. If the ADS and the car BU can eventually succeed, Huawei will have a huge impact on the morphology and business of the car.
This time the test experience and the amount of intake information are also quite large, we feel that the most exciting part may be:
Huawei’s definition of the ADS system is an experience that is constantly close to L4, but the law is strictly defined as L2, the former represents functional definition, the latter represents safety responsibility segmentation, the main driving responsibility is still people-oriented.
Huawei ADS quantitative car is the fastest in November this year, in December, in software function, the first batch of open four major cities in the north of the North, cover the mainstream first-line city in the next 1 to 2 years.
After the Alpha S Hi version, the automatic driving system has two payment patterns: one-time buyout and subscription system, and the subscription system is divided into the pole cockroach.
Our AVP is inside the mass production car, must be the best, everyone should be amazed (Su Jing).
Huawei automatic driving business team has more than 2,000 people, of which 1,200 in plain algorithm is about 1 billion US dollars a year, and 30% increase in the next year.
After the Extreme Fox Alpha S Hi, in the first half of the year and in the second half of the year, there is a large number of models with Huawei ADS program on the way.
Su Jing believes that the basis of future cars is computer, and the car is a computer-controlled peripheral (car computerization).
Traditional cars tend to think that the car is the main body of the future, and some of the single point of the computer is present.
Su Jing said that these two ideas have led to the different fundamental differences between the two types of companies.
1, Alpha S Hi version of the real car experience: the strongest hardware, the whole process is not taken
Alpha s is divided into Hi version and non-Hi.
The HI version of the most critical three parts of the current smart electric car – automatic driving, smart cockpit and three-power systems use Huawei technology. Where the ADS program is the most critical.
Huawei put a high hardware program in Alpha S Hi:
3 laser radar;
13 cameras, forward 5 (including 1 budget), laterally 6, and two;
6 millimeter waverad, 4 corners, 1 radar before and after;
12 ultrasound radar.
In addition to the high-profile sensor solution, the central computing unit in the HI version is a domain controller from Huawei ADS, with a force of 400 TOPS, called the central center of the ADCSC.
Su Jing revealed that this superior calculus utilization is about 30 – 40%, and the back Huawei will also introduce a version of 800tOps.
Obviously, according to Huawei plan, we now experience this ADS version, there is a large upgrade space.
In particular, the ADCSC central overtuades used, and the smart driving computing platform MDC launched in the first two years is not the same. The ADCSC is equivalent to the domain controller for ADS-specific design lines, which is very specialized, and the force is also very high, exceeding MDC.
MDC is an open hardware platform that supports third-party developers outside Huawei to develop automatic driving software solutions.
ADS is Huawei full stack of self-study vertical integration, MDC is an open computing platform, which is the difference between the two.
Going back, the automatic driving awareness of the Alpha S Hi version is strong.
Such a high-level hardware brings a lot of benefits, the most direct result is very good, the security and continuity of this system is very good.
On the day of the test day, we experience the automatic driving system in the HI version at around 10:10 in the morning of the working day and in the afternoon.
The single experience is about 12 kilometers of urban roads, with an average speed of 20 to 40 kilometers, with a maximum speed of 70 kilometers, and the entire experience process has not taken over.
Within the test area, there are businesses, trucks, and quite quantity takeaway / electric vehicles, especially during the late afternoon, the traffic is still very dense.
Huawei draws a high-precision map in the entire area, on the HMI interface, the user can set the automatic driving of the point and the end point to the point.
The whole process, we experienced the self-change, traffic light identification, no protection left, decelerated with the front car, avoiding sudden intrusive vehicles / electric vehicles, mild avoidance in the lane.
In some of our crossroads or inhalements, takeaway electric vehicles / pedestrians will be severely blocked by other vehicles, and it is possible to enter the current vehicle in front of the current vehicle.
Relying on hardware with laser radar, the system is very accurate and stable for these targets.
This system will also switch to the faster passing lane according to the traffic situation of current lanes.
We have also encountered some special difficult scenes. When the one or two intersections do not protect left, because the directed lane traffic is too densely blocking the left turn channel, the car has not passed the traffic light during the green light, and finally The red light stops on the zebra line until the next green light is automatically driving.
During this process, there is still no takeover. But this also shows at this stage, even such an automatic driving system is definitely encountered in various imperfect complexities.
The whole experience, we can feel that Huawei engineer is very confident in this system ability, even in the time period of non-peak, the driver is in a relaxed state, almost completely does not take the intention, enough to trust this daily The system is tested.
2, Hi version of the model is delivered in November, and ADS will take the lead in opening the four major cities in the north.
The experience of the ADS test vehicle is not bad. Then, as the new car is released, the new question becomes – is it possible to deliver the same experience as a test vehicle?
Huawei’s answer is that the deputy owner of the Northern Deep, will be able to enjoy the first, after which the automatic driving system will open a new city every 3 months.
By next year, this system may generally cover the main first second-tier cities.
This system is configured with high precision maps because high-precision maps are impossible to complete the collection and drawing quickly and large, so Huawei sets three modes on this system, and taking into account high-precision maps do not cover regional users.
Where NCA mode, the point-to-point automatic driving mode we experienced.
High precision map coverage is required in the region, and ADS can do automatic driving of urban, high speed, parking.
Huawei will give priority to the high-precision map drawing in the north, but because of well-known reasons, Beijing’s five rings can not work.
ICA + mode, this mode is lower than NCA.
It can be understood that the system has no complete high-precision map in this area. It is similar to that people drive into a strange city, relatively speaking, the speed will slow, prompting the situation of the takeover will also increase.
At the same time, this mode will learn, build a routing, build, and improve the availability of the automatic driving system in the region.
ICA mode, we understand this mode is approximately equivalent to the basic version AutoPilot function.
Huawei got its own high precision map qualification in 2019.
Their high-precision map system called Roadcode.
Roadcode is divided into two parts: Roadcode HD + RoadCode RT.
Roadcode HD is equivalent to a high-precision map drawn by professional surveying team, is offline. Roadcode RT is equivalent to a self-learning map. Huawei, president of Huawei Smart Driving Product Line, said that both Roadcode HD + RoadCode RT is integrated:
“When I didn’t do this before, I didn’t pay attention to the infrastructure change of the whole city was so fast. I found that the city’s urban roads in Shanghai kept refurbishment, and the traffic replacement of traffic light is much better than I imagined.
If you just use roadcode HD traditional high-precision map, you will hang it soon. Roadcode RT itself will continue to update the roadcode HD after learning, and sedate the data to the iteration cycle. “
At present, Huawei is in the north to surveillance the mapping of high-precision maps, and test on all roads in the city; secondly to cover the national high-speed road network, as well as the main city.
In the second half of this year, Huawei’s vehicle will start running in the second line.
Su Jing believes that Alpha s is a high-tech oriented car. The user base of this model may be highly coincident with Tesla.
Now, from this car actual pricing strategy and model positioning, it is indeed completely to Shitra.
“20 – 40 years old, male people with high education elites. Our parking experience is also great, maybe female users will like it.”
In the actual vehicle experience, because of the ADS scheme, the user may care about 2 points:
One is power consumption
One is the cost of maintenance
Although it is equipped with a domain control and a large number of sensors of 400 TOPS, Huawei engineer tells us that the power consumption caused by this part of the equipment is minimal than the power system of the vehicle.
The HI version currently reads the nominal life is probably 708 kilometers, which looks like the power consumption caused by the ADS system.
In terms of maintenance costs, three laser radar are located in the front bumper. If the front bumper collides, it is inevitable that the laser radar is needed and replaced. The cost will be higher, but “adding these sensors not to minimize the occurrence of accidents.”
Su Jing revealed that after the pokes Alpha s, there will be a lot of models that carry ADS in the first half of the year and in the second half of the year will be released.
In addition to the three local cars, Chang’an and Guangqi three local car companies from now on Huawei have announced cooperation, these models may also come from some unlocked big plants.
In addition, the investment in the cooperation between Huawei and Beiqi is very huge, and cooperation will be a series of models, follow-up Changan, Guangqi will also be like this.
3, the automatic driving team is more than 2,000 people, spend $ 1 billion a year, 30% increase in the next year
How much is Huawei investment in a set of solutions in the ADS?
The answer is $ 1 billion a year.
Huawei’s automatic driving related departments currently have more than 2,000, 1,200 pure algorithm teams, including large sensation teams, forecasts, and decision planning teams.
In addition, 1000 people doing domain controllers (such as central overtime ADCSC), laser radar, etc. related software and hardware. Also, “The future should maintain a growth rate of about 30% or so.”
The extreme fox alpha s is the first car of Beiqi-Huawei’s deep cooperation. This car itself has been 3 years.
Su Yan estimates, follow-up to new models will accelerate, but the import cycle of a model is unlikely to be shorter than 24 months.
On the cooperation with Beiqi pole, Beiqi pool is more responsible for the mechanical and chassis system of Alpha S and the traditional parts on other vehicles. Huawei helps the ultra-fox to make a computerized computerization, including automatic driving, cabin and cloud The actual division of labor may be more complicated than this.
In the hardware level of the automatic driving system, Huawei’s preliminary plan is a small upgrade every 18 months, continuously iteration.
Due to the other than Beiqi, Huawei is also working with Chang’an and Guangqi. We also asked Huawei, many of the many car companies to work together.
Su Jing believes this is not a key question: “Do you think the smart machine is different? The more complex electronic system, each main body development cost reaches billion US dollars, should not do differentiation in this place. There is a problem in pursuing differentiation on such a system. “
We have also learned from Changan and Guangqi people to learn about Huawei and these car companies, usually by Huawei to provide intelligent technology including ADS, and the car enterprise provides chassis platform / architecture platform, both parties based on their own technology. I hope to customize the explosive model.
This approach is quite similar to how the native Android system takes out the native Android system with several mobile phone manufacturers. Huawei and Beiqi explore, it is found to find a new way, to lead the car to enter the intelligent machine era.
Huawei’s view is that the basis of future cars is a computer, and the car is a computer controlled peripheral.
Su Jing believes that “This is different in nature, which will lead to different opinions.”
4, Huawei Hi version, can you sell it?
Can the extreme fox Alpha S Huawei Hi version Can I sell it?
This is afraid to make a question mark.
To be honest, the pool Alpha S Huawei is a price of 380,000, which may have been considerable part of the media and the public.
This is related to the image of Huawei in the consumer electronics market. In the early days of the smart mobile phone industry, the early cognition of China’s mobile phone brand is to dry the high-priced mobile phone.
The Hi version of the dot price is between 38 and 420,000, which may be multiple.
For example, the high development costs of the two sides are amortized, and depending on the 3 laser radar selected by the Hi version, and how the 400t power domain control cost is.
Standing at the angle of the pole, the standard version of Alpha S must pull the gap with Huawei Hi version.
For the pole fox, this new forces of this pretty Suqi energy need to explode new products.
The first car of the extreme fox Alpha T is listed in October last year. By the end of March this year, the accumulated sales is only 1013.
Alpha T is equipped with an α-Pilot advanced auxiliary driving system, and suppliers are Bosch.
As Huawei enters, the model of the polar fox has more intelligent points.
Wang Jun, the president of Huawei, has said that “there may be a quick item” in the next 30 to 500,000 cars. “
This range is likely to be a main interval for Huawei Hi model.
A more interesting statement is that 30 to 500,000 models may comply with Huawei internal insight to employee consumption capacity.
Another sentence that Wang Jun said is that “the automotive industry will not be a few university.”
Huawei does not make a car, Huawei will help more car enterprises.
This also means that as long as Huawei intelligent technology is hard enough, Huawei is not like the new car company – only a round of opportunities.
Huawei will have multiple rounds of opportunities.