HUAWEI ESTABLISHES SMART CAR SOLUTIONS BUSINESS UNIT
Huawei has officially announced the establishment of its new department working on smart car solutions for vehicle manufacturers.
The newly formed department will operate under the ICT Management Committee, and offer end-to-end smart mobility solutions including information and communication technology (ICT) equipment and applications to car manufacturers.
In terms of organizational structure, the new business unit will be treated as a first-level department alongside the company’s other business groups. Huawei currently has three major business groups: Consumer, Enterprise, and Carrier Business Group. It also has two major business units, namely its Cloud & AI Products, Services, and now the new additional Smart Car Solution Business Unit.
The company founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei, believes that automobile networking, artificial intelligence, and edge computing will be three major breakthroughs for Huawei in the future. He pointed out that it is necessary to pour in additional investment in the field of smart car connections, computing, and autonomous driving.
Huawei has already established several strategic partnerships with vehicle manufacturers around the globe including SAIC Motor, Audi, Volvo, BYD and many more, and has been actively involved in the research and development of smart vehicle applications, 5G connections and more.
HUAWEI CLEARS HURDLE TO SELL SMART AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TO EUROPE AFTER EARNING CERTIFICATION FROM REGULATOR
Huawei is the first Chinese company that earned the certification in its first attempt.
Huawei has moved one step closer towards its ambition to enter the automotive industry after recently obtaining a certification that clears the way for it to sell its smart automotive service to the European market.
The company announced it had earned the highest Level 3 certification in the automobile security assessment Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange (TISAX) in Europe.
Huawei claims in the announcement to be the first Chinese company that earned the certification, which valid for three years, in its first attempt. Alibaba’s cloud arm said it’s the first Asian company to obtain the Level 3 certification last month.
Founded in 2017 by the German Automobile Industry Association (VDA) and regulated by the automotive association European Network Exchange (ENX), TISAX is an automobile industry assessment mechanism that evaluates service providers’ compliance with information security requirements. A TISAX certification is required and recognized by all VDA members and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), such as Audi, Volkswagen, and BMW.
Huawei said that the certification represents a high recognition from the European automotive industry in terms of its information security level, and paves the way for the company to bring its smart automobile platform to automakers in Europe.
HUAWEI LAUNCHES FAST-CHARGING MODULE, MAKING A NEW FORAY INTO NEV MARKET
Reliable, efficient, intelligent, and low-noise
Huawei launched its next-generation DC fast charging module, HUAWEI HiCharger, in an online conference. Thanks to the reliable, efficient, intelligent, and low-noise design, HUAWEI HiCharger effectively will eliminate the pain points of the charging facility industry to boost its healthy development. Two versions are being released globally: 30 kW (within China), and 20 kW (outside China).
HUAWEI HiCharger adopts the full potting and isolation technologies that suite application scenarios of charging piles to avoid the failure of air cooled charging modules due to environment impact. In addition, the long-term reliability of the product in harsh scenarios has been verified through dust and high humidity tests, accelerated salt spray tests, and long-term reliability tests in outdoor areas across Hainan, Xishuangbanna, Dunhuang, and Lhasa in China. Therefore, operators’ O&M costs will reduce considerably.
As a new iteration of previous-generation charging modules, HUAWEI HiCharger delivers the efficiency of up to 96.55% in the 20 kW version (outside China) and up to 96.4% in the 30 kW version (inside China). The patented high-efficiency topology, effective control algorithm, and low-loss components together reduce the loss and consumption. Furthermore, smooth ventilation channel design and accurate fan speed adjustment minimize the extra loss caused by heat dissipation, helping the product achieve optimal performance.
The 30 kW version (inside China) of HUAWEI HiCharger has the same size as the 20 kW charging modules of the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC). They can be added to expand capacity for charging piles. The product supports 300–1000 V constant power output to enable high-voltage fast charging for future vehicles.
HUAWEI HiCharger provides customers with new, valuable intelligent O&M features. By using the temperature data collected by internal sensors and AI algorithms, HUAWEI HiCharger can identify charging piles with blocked air filters and modules with stuck fans, and remotely prompt operators to perform targeted predictive maintenance, eliminating the need for frequent site visits.
To reduce noise levels, HUAWEI HiCharger can work in quiet mode when deployed in noise-sensitive environments. Built-in sensors measure temperature so that the product can adjust the fan speed based on the ambient temperature change. Specifically, when the ambient temperature is low, the fan speed decreases to reduce noise.
In collaboration with customers and partners, Huawei aims to build improved charging facilities for new energy vehicles, as well as promote the rapid development of the new energy charging industry, creating more value for the society, industry, and users.
HUAWEI TO MAKE AUTOMOTIVE SENSORS FOR SELF-DRIVING CARS
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd said Tuesday it will leverage its 5G technologies to develop radar for self-driving cars, according to a Reuters report.
During a Beijing conference on intelligent connected vehicles, Xu Zhijun, current holder of the company’s rotating chairmanship, told conference attendees Huawei will build an “ecosystem” of car-equipped sensors. Huawei will utilize its 5G technologies to develop millimeter-wave radar and laser radar, Xu was quoted as saying.
Xu did not release a timeframe for development of the products, the Reuters report said.
Huawei is been making inroads into 5G and in April launched communications hardware for the automotive industry, the report said. The company’s interest in developing millimeter-wave radar and laser radar sensors comes as automotive manufacturers are looking to develop vehicles capable of Level 4, or fully autonomous driving.
HUAWEI RELEASED 5G AUTONOMOUS DRIVING WHITE PAPER
Huawei released its white paper on autonomous driving based on its core 5G network to advance the development and integration of 5G in the field of self-driving technology.
Huawei aims to establish a set of standards for classifying autonomous driving levels by conducting extensive analysis on customer experience, labor, and network complexity.
The white paper states that 5G network construction has entered a stage of rapid development, providing a new infrastructure for the digital economy and accelerating the digital transformation of the industry.
The company added that automation is a key driver of its 5G core network which can promote business agility, meet the diverse needs of autonomous mobility, and improve operational management efficiency.
Huawei added that it is willing to work with global operators to promote the development of autonomous driving technology based on 5G networks.