Huawei Unveils Advanced Driving System 2.0 and More at 2023 Shanghai Auto Expo

The 2023 Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition is about to begin, and Huawei first launched a series of smart car solutions such as HUAWEI ADS 2.0 (Advanced Driving System), intelligent cabin, intelligent car light, and intelligent car digital platform on the eve of the auto show.

The press conference, themed “Internal Intelligence, New Life,” Huawei’s Executive Director, Terminal BG CEO, and Intelligent Automotive Solutions BU CEO Richard Yu announced at the press conference: “HUAWEI ADS 2.0 will debut on AITO Qianjie M5 Huawei High-end Intelligent Driving Edition. Later, the Avita 11 and JIFU Alpha S・ HI versions will also be upgraded, and more models will be equipped in the future.”

Huawei’s high-end intelligent driving system is based on multi-sensor fusion, combined with high-performance intelligent driving platform, as well as personalized intelligent driving algorithm, focusing on safety and intelligence, and achieving the ultimate continuous experience for high-speed, urban, and parking scenes. At the same time, with the basis of large-scale cloud-based simulation and data mining and training, it is data-driven and iterated quickly.

Traditional obstacle recognition uses the whitelist recognition method, which needs to be trained to recognize. However, the Huawei Intelligent Driving System pioneers the GOD network in the industry. Through the perception of multisensors, such as lidar, millimeter wave radar, cameras, etc., even irregular obstacles can be recognized, such as overturned vehicles, dropped large boxes, falling rocks, fallen trees, and can decelerate and stop, building a safety line from the architecture, making driving safer for people.

Urban NCA can be driven with or without pictures, and more cities will be unlocked

In cities, due to complex road conditions, sudden incidents, and the rapid development of urban infrastructure, the landing of urban NCA (intelligent driving navigation assistance) has become a difficult problem faced by many automakers. Huawei’s high-end smart driving system has been implemented in Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. In addition, the “8D Magic City” Chongqing is about to unlock urban NCA, and Hangzhou will also land in Q2. (Partial coverage of Guangzhou, Chongqing, and Hangzhou)

HUAWEI ADS 1.0 has realized BEV architecture based on Transformers, while HUAWEI ADS 2.0 further upgrades based on road topology reasoning network, which can understand the road even without high-precision maps. In Q3 of this year, it will land in 15 mapless cities, and in Q4, it will add 30 new mapless cities, reaching 45 cities. The system can cover 90\% of urban scenarios, making daily commuting more comfortable.## High-speed NCA covers 259 cities, spanning 300,000 kilometers throughout China

High-speed NCA (Intelligent Driving Assistance) also performs excellently, with an upgrade to the HUAWEI ADS 2.0 experience. Its abilities on high-speed roads, such as ramp merging, obstacle avoidance, and construction work have been further enhanced, resulting in the average manual takeover distance increasing from 100 km in HUAWEI ADS 1.0 to 200 km.

When entering a highway, the system can monitor and predict the behavior of surrounding vehicles on the destined lane in real-time, executing the best interaction strategy, and quickly merging efficiently with a high success rate. When approaching the highway exit, based on overall road conditions in the area, the system switches to the exit lane in advance, avoiding the risk of missing the exit in an unfamiliar environment.

On high-speed and expressways, a maze of overpasses and interlaced bridges can create a complex driving environment. Before entering the curve, the system reduces speed in advance. When passing through a turn with a large curvature, the vehicle keeps centered, and the steering wheel turns smoothly, avoiding frequent back and forth corrections, providing a stable and comfortable ride for the driver and passengers.

Intelligent parking, visible and feasible

APA (Intelligent Parking Assistance) has the industry’s leading parking spot recognition capability, including automatic searching of parking spots, 360-degree parking spot detection, and display of available parking spots. It supports up to 160 types of intelligent parking spots, such as sloping and tucked-in spots, allowing visible and feasible parking. If the parking process is interrupted, it can automatically continue. When encountering pedestrians and obstacles, the vehicle will not exit after stopping, but automatically resumes parking after the pedestrians leave.

RPA(Remote Parking Assistance) addresses the awkward situation of narrow parking spaces where the car can enter but the driver cannot get out, or when it is inconvenient to take or place large items in the car trunk.

APA Intelligent Parking can easily park in narrow parking spaces with a clearance of only 0.4 meters. For extremely narrow parking spaces, where the clearance is less than 0.4 meters, RPA can be used for direct entry and exit.

AVP(On-demand Parking Assistance) will be the world’s first cross-ground and underground parking assistant. It can be activated on the ground and reaches the optimal path across floors, with the added feature of autonomous roaming when parking spaces are occupied. (AVP will be realized by the end of 2023)

HUAWEI ADS pricing

All the current commercial vehicle models that collaborate with HUAWEI ADS are equipped with Basic and Advanced packages, with the option to purchase the High-level package separately. The upgrade price from Advanced to High-level is as follows:“`
HUAWEI ADS 1.0 – One-time purchase of 32,000 yuan, yearly subscription of 6,400 yuan, monthly subscription of 640 yuan.

HUAWEI ADS 2.0 – One-time purchase of 36,000 yuan, yearly subscription of 7,200 yuan, monthly subscription of 720 yuan.

New Generation HarmonyOS Intelligent Cockpit, Beyond Just Hongmeng

HarmonyOS 3.0 greatly optimizes fluency, improving voice and app responsiveness for parking and driving navigation scenarios compared to the previous generation. A single car machine can support smooth and concurrent operation of five screens in the front and back. In addition, the new generation system will be equipped with Huawei’s ground-breaking technology Hongmeng Kernel, achieving domestic superiority in ultra-low latency and functional safety.

HUAWEI Sound creates a smart sound field and builds unique noise control technology and independent multi-sound field experience. The latest launched spatial audio feature forms an independent sound field centered on the seat, which can offset 99% of noise from other directions and make the speaker also a silencer.

2K high-definition picture quality and an 87% screen-to-body ratio create a miracle in car screens. The collaboration between car intelligent screens and HDR Vivid brings the ultimate picture quality of “no overexposure in bright areas, details in dark areas”. The car intelligent screen can automatically adjust the picture quality according to the ambient light, and is more precise to operate even with wet or oily hands, with an average touch speed twice as fast as the mainstream new energy vehicle models in the industry.

HarmonyOS car system, together with application partners, brings 50+ Hongmeng boutique applications and 100+ Hongmeng shared applications.

Innovation in Introducing the Intelligent Car-mounted Optics Solution, Leading the Auto Industry into the Optical Display Era

Huawei releases the brand new car entertainment screen category HUAWEI xScene Light Field Screen. This product uses original optical engine technology, representing the ultimate experience of large canvas, sense of depth, low ghosting, and eye relaxation, greatly enhancing the visual perception in the car and realizing 3-meter remote imaging, a 40-inch ultra-large canvas, and 90 PPD super retinal clearness.

Through clinical tests by Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center of Sun Yat-sen University, it can reduce the ability to adjust with ciliary muscles by 96% compared to traditional LCD screens, effectively alleviating visual fatigue; and through verification and tests by SGS and China National Institute of Standardization, Huawei Light Field Screen won the world’s only “Vehicle Display Low Ghosting Gold Award”, reducing motion sickness in-car videos by 35% compared to LCD screens and 90% compared to VR goggles.
“`# HUAWEI xPixel Intelligent Car Light Solution

Huawei has innovatively launched the HUAWEI xPixel intelligent car light solution, which provides dual lamps with 2.6 million pixel projection and adapts to various shapes with the advantages of a small-volume module. Additionally, it has the unique dual-lamp precise fusion algorithm capability in the industry. With high-precision ADB (Adaptive Driving Beam) technology, it can achieve constant high beam without dazzling the oncoming drivers, which improves the field of view by 185\% in darkness.

Based on the industry’s first 2K automotive-grade optical imaging module, Huawei continuously promotes the commercialization of AR-HUD based on end-to-end capabilities.

HUAWEI iDVP: The Intelligent Software-Defined Vehicle Digital Platform

The core architecture of the HUAWEI iDVP intelligent software-defined vehicle digital platform includes “hierarchical decoupling” and “SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) service-oriented” structures. It delivers over 800 standardized API interfaces that can enable quick adaptation to different vehicle models, as well as a platform application’s reuse rate above 90\% by using device abstraction layers that shield device differences and atomizing hardware services to achieve software and hardware decoupling. Furthermore, HUAWEI iDVP fully leverages its atomic service set to simplify application development and increase efficiency. It also provides users with open hardware capabilities to customize their applications according to personal preferences.

As a native application of HUAWEI iDVP, HUAWEI xMotion centrally coordinates driving, braking, steering, and suspension of a vehicle. It adopts bi-directional active pre-control technology and actively controls the vehicle’s longitudinal, lateral, and vertical displacements and six-degree-of-freedom posture control to make driving safer.

To improve driving safety on wet and slippery roads, the RTC (Intelligent Dynamic Torque Control) can allocate more torque to wheels with stronger gripping forces. ICC (Intelligent Cornering Control) allows drivers to maneuver a vehicle like a seasoned driver by coordinating the motor, braking, steering, and suspension to enhance steering sensitivity while minimizing the side effects of centrifugal forces. RDC (Intelligent Hill Descent Control Energy Recovery) employs high-precision slope estimation and electric energy recovery to promote steep slope descent, relieve foot fatigue, and increase cruising range.

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