Author: Yan He
With the new round of reforms in the automotive industry, electrification, connectivity, intelligence, and sharing have become the trend. However, “what should be the look of intelligent cars in the age of intelligence” is still a hot topic among the public. Traditional auto companies and new forces are accelerating their products’ transformation towards “smart + new energy.”
However, achieving complete automobile intelligence is not an easy task for automakers. For example, in terms of intelligent multimedia and language control, 5G, cloud computing, and big data have high thresholds. Moreover, higher technical levels are needed in various components distribution or sensors. Therefore, to seize the highest point of intelligence, the prerequisite for auto companies is to understand the underlying logic driving the continuous evolution of automobile intelligence.
This time, we found the answer through Avita 11 single-motor version’s internal testing in the NCA Shenzhen urban area!
Present intelligence vehicles are based on digital research and development to promote their evolution, leading to intelligent cockpit, secondary driving approaching level 3, OTA upgrading, and so on. However, due to the immaturity of technology, most new energy vehicles have been criticized shortly after promotion, such as failure in voice wake-up recognition, instability of electronic control systems, and low availability of large-screen displays. Based on this, Avita 11 single-motor version, created jointly by Changan Automobile, Huawei, and CATL, can be said to be “fully armed.”
On March 24th, Avita 11 single-motor version was officially launched, which includes long-endurance single-motor version and ultralong-endurance single-motor version, with the official guide price of 319,900-3,499,900 yuan. The car has three “sky-high thresholds,” namely, appearance, intelligence, and comprehensive performance, and will redefine the SEV new benchmark.
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### Beauty is Justice, Coupe SUV New Aesthetics
The Avita aesthetics, perhaps originated from a rare fearlessness and romanticism in middle-aged people. The Avita 11 single-motor version continues the styling of the dual-motor version, still using a coupe SUV body structure, a disc-wing front face with a trapezoidal black air intake grille, a floating body, and a streamlined rear window. The three Signature Designs further hide a large number of sensors and highlight modernity. The through-style taillights combined with the rear windshield make it look more like a spaceship. The difference between the single-motor version and the dual-motor version is that the Avita 11 single-motor version is not equipped with an electric tail wing, but it seems to have little impact on the overall beauty of the vehicle.
The Avita 11 single-motor version meets the “SUV’s Most Beautiful Golden Ratio”. Why is this? The length, width, and height of the Avita 11 single-motor version are 488019701601mm, and the wheelbase is 2975mm. Its width-to-height ratio is 1.23, its wheelbase-to-length ratio is 0.61, and it has 21/22-inch wheels. With a wheel height ratio of 0.48, the golden ratio is the same as that of Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Aston Martin supercar SUVs, which further reduces the visual thickness of the body.
Enclosed Cockpit, Ultimates Safety Built with Health
However, the most anticipated part of the Avita 11 single-motor version is its intelligence aspect.
First of all, let’s talk about its intelligent cockpit. The Avita 11 single-motor version has one of the best intelligent cockpits in the industry, which is developed based on the Huawei HarmonyOS system. Both car machines and intelligent voice interaction functions are top-notch. The in-car voice system supports “see and say,” not only with high voice recognition rates, but also supporting recognition in the four sound areas of the main driver, co-driver, and rear seats. In addition, the car also has mainstream applications such as Huawei Music, Huawei Video, Himalayas, NetEase Cloud Music, Bilibili, etc., and supports gesture control, face recognition, network and other functions, which can bring users an ultimate enjoyable driving experience.## Safety is the foundation of car manufacturing, and what is the safety of smart cabins? — Health.
According to the survey, the installation rate of health-related devices is on the rise. In 2021, the installation rate of PM2.5 equipment and air purification in cars exceeded 60%, and 35% of respondents believed that an internal PM2.5 filtering device is a must-have. Additionally, air quality monitoring is also of importance. Therefore, in order to ensure the health and safety of passengers, the Avita 11 Single Motor Edition is built to the highest standard.
The Avita 11 Single Motor Edition uses materials with an antibacterial rate of up to 99% in locations where users often come into contact with, such as the visible steering wheel and dashboard. In addition, a UV sterilization lamp is installed in the car. Meanwhile, the PM2.5 sensor equipped in the car can monitor the internal and external air quality with a high level of accuracy. The CN95-level air filter can effectively filter PM2.5 and formaldehyde inside the car, while eliminating bad odors.
The strongest intelligent driving on the market, NCA intelligent driving navigation assistance in the urban area
Next is the intelligent driving. The Avita 11 City NCA Intelligent Driving Navigation Assistance in this series exemplifies “intelligent driving equality” with its “visible, accurate, and stable” intelligent driving, further consolidating its high status among intelligent vehicles in the automotive industry.
In the age of intelligent vehicles, piling materials is not a rare thing, but the ability to apply those materials is the embodiment of strength. The Avita 11 Single Motor Edition is equipped with the AVATRUTH supercomputer system, including a high-performance intelligent driving computing platform, a fusion perception algorithm, and a VRU interaction and game algorithm.
As an important part of the AVATRANS intelligent navigation system, the Avita 11 City NCA intelligent driving navigation assistance is made based on Huawei ADS. Using 34 intelligent driving sensors, including 3 LIDARs, 6 millimeter wave radars,12 ultrasonic radars, and 13 HD cameras, it has set up a four-layer perception and protection system. It can achieve 360° full perception and avoid collisions caused by blind spots through AI algorithms, thereby improving the overall safety of the vehicle. In comparison, the XPeng G9, which is also positioned for intelligent driving, has only 1 LIDAR, 5 millimeter wave radars, and 7 cameras. Avita 11 is significantly better in terms of overall leading intelligence.“`markdown
Meanwhile, AVATAR has three algorithms to support it.
- Fusion Perception Algorithm
With 360° panoramic perception capability and high-performance intelligent driving computing platform, AVATAR 11 Single Motor Version can perform real-time 3D modeling of the surrounding environment, covering scenarios such as intersection with traffic lights, congested sections, close-range cut-ins, and active overtaking and lane changing. During the intelligent driving process, the fusion perception algorithm judges based on a very reasonable priority. For example, in rainy and foggy weather, the millimeter-wave radar has strong anti-interference ability, so the system will moderately prioritize it over the lidar.
- Interactive Game Algorithm
The interactive game algorithm can monitor and predict the surrounding pedestrian situations in real-time, further ensuring the safety of users. AVATAR 11 Urban NCA can accurately identify narrow roads, small roads, and complex road conditions that are not mixed, and analyze people, motor vehicles, and non-motor vehicles in real-time. Based on this, it can avoid obstacles flexibly and autonomously. When there is a car changing lanes next to the vehicle, AVATAR 11 Single Motor Version starts to compete with it. If a small car is coming, AVATAR 11 Single Motor Version may proactively avoid it. If a large car is coming, it may choose to be more cautious and proactively avoid it to ensure safety, which seems very “experienced”.
- System of Comprehensive Learning and Training
The cloud service background of AVATRUTH supercomputer system has a high-quality database, based on massive big data for simulation training, continuously evolving and optimizing the driving algorithm and scenarios through self-adjustment and optimization.
“`### One-button Easy Parking, Intelligent Parking without Compromise
For users with “parking anxiety”, intelligent parking is definitely a good helper for parking. Some people think that intelligent parking is more of a compromise, but if you have seen the Avita 11’s “Cliff Blind Parking Challenge” and “Dead-end Road + Reverse Inclined Parking Challenge”, you would not think so. The parking function of the Avita 11 single-motor version has been upgraded based on the APA intelligent parking system, and can now be completed with just a phone operation, a function officially called RPA remote parking.
RPA remote parking adopts the third-generation fully integrated perception parking scheme based on Huawei ADS, which has accurate 360° perception ability, high computing power, and various scene matching abilities. Similar to the principle of the urban NCA intelligent driving navigation assistance, it constructs spatial modeling of the situation of each parking space, achieving precise recognition of static obstacles, dynamic VR, and dynamic vehicles, and fulfilling the function of multi-scenario parking. When encountering narrow parking spaces, users can operate remote parking through the Avita APP. After the Bluetooth connection between the phone and the car machine is completed, the vehicle can be automatically parked, parked out or locked, avoiding the embarrassment of “getting into a tight spot”.
“T” Family’s Cars, Smooth Power Supply, and Worry-free Power Storage
With the aura of the three giants of Changan Automobile, Huawei, and CATL, the “ultimate BUFF” of the intelligent electric vehicle era has been collectively gathered. The Avita 11 single-motor version interprets the product development concept of high performance and fast energy replenishment for pure electric vehicles further beyond intelligence.
The Avita 11 single-motor version is equipped with the Huawei DriveONE intelligent electric drive system, with a maximum power of 230 kW and a hundred kilometers acceleration time of 6.6/6.9 seconds. In terms of endurance, the Avita 11 single-motor version is equipped with CATL’s CTP2.0 high-efficiency Ni-manganese lithium battery in a grouping, providing a long-endurance single-motor version with 90-degree battery and an ultra-long endurance single motor version with 116-degree battery. The former has a CLTC cruising range of 600km, and the latter has a CLTC pure electric endurance of up to 705km.
In terms of power supply, the Avita 11 single-motor version adopts a 750V high-voltage platform across the range, where a 10-minute charge can add a 200km range for efficient and prompt power supplement. In addition, the Avita 11 single-motor version is equipped with a BMS charging current management system, and a BMS/TMS energy management assistant that optimizes power and endurance, increasing the power by 4% and extending the endurance by 10% under low-temperature conditions. In addition, with a home charging post or a public low-voltage DC charging post, the vehicle can achieve a leading high-efficiency energy replenishment rate, with charging speeds superior to that of same-class competitors.### Finally:
Looking at the development of the new forces in the automotive industry, although late to the game, Avita has established a leading intelligent electric vehicle technology platform, CHN, through collaboration with Huawei for intelligent driving, intelligent cockpit, and ecological intelligence, as well as from the support of CATL for battery technology and energy management, and from the R&D and production tuning of Changan. Avita is characterized by its 11 new features including new architecture, strong computation, and high-voltage charging.
Product circulation is mainly achieved through channels, and during this process, Avita has achieved “1+1+1>3”. The first “1” is referring to its channels. Unlike traditional car companies that rely on the franchise model to sell through a 4S store, most new forces choose to have a direct sales model, which can allow for standardized management. However, as a “dark horse” among new car makers, Avita has established a more extensive distribution network, choosing a diversified model of “direct sales + partners”. Since the opening of its first dealership in August 2022, it has completed over 200 channel touchpoints in just 5 months and expects to achieve more than 500 this year.
The second “1” refers to the coverage of intelligent cities. As an example, the NCA-11 high-speed network currently covers 259 cities in China, including nearly 300,000 kilometers of highways and structured city roads.
The final “1” signifies sincerity. As for Avita 11’s intelligent value, it has now received its first user-side OTA update, including the core function of RPA remote parking. This feature allows users to remotely park, leave, stop, and lock the vehicle while outside the car, while also providing a comfortable and elegant boarding and deboarding experience through intelligent induction doors. This update also includes new features such as surprise birthday eggs, dashboard navigation information display, and remote seat heating, with a further expansion of voice-controlled functions. In the future, Avita Technology will continue to provide users with a constantly updated and evergreen intelligent travel experience through OTA updates.
As a representative of the consumer manufacturing industry, the automotive industry has always been a drama of survival of the fittest. In this dark battle, car companies without core competitive abilities in product definition, user operation, and digitalization will eventually be eliminated. As a “new force” in the industry, Avita must continue to evolve and develop, becoming a digital “life form” and transforming into a “new species”. This is the underlying logic of the Avita brand defined as “the intelligent incarnation that understands you.” As the CEO and Chairman of Avita Technology, Tan Benhong has said, “The automotive industry is destined to be an endless marathon. In this race, Avita will play the role of a long-term strategist, remain curious, explore the unknown, and embrace change.”So, the appearance of the AveTa 11 Single-Electric Version not only represents the upgrade of the “Ta” family’s product technology, but also sets a new milestone in the field of intelligent driving.
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