On April 18th, 2023, Avita CEO Tan Benhong officially announced the future development plan of the Avita brand at the Shanghai Auto Show.
I also noticed that the head of Huawei’s Car BU, Yu Chengdong, personally came to the front row, which shows Huawei’s emphasis on Avita.
First of all, Mr. Tan announced the achievements that Avita has currently made. As of now, Avita 11’s cumulative delivery volume has surpassed 6,000 units, and in March, it ranked first in China’s high-end pure electric SUVs with sales of more than 300,000 terminals, and the average order price reached 400,000.
The Huawei ADS solution carried by Avita has already exceeded 1 million kilometers in total usage by Avita car owners, and the usage of APA intelligent parking has also exceeded 220,000 times. I have experienced both of these features myself, and their performance is indeed very powerful. The automatic parking is even faster than me parking by myself.
In the first quarter, Avita welcomed its first major OTA upgrade. The Urban NCA will also be launched in four cities, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Chongqing, and the AVP valet parking will also be unveiled for the first time. I have experienced the features of the Urban NCA and AVP valet parking in Chongqing and their performance is remarkable.
Now, for the crown jewel of this event, although Avita is strong in other areas, the performance of the in-car system is somewhat unsatisfactory due to the lack of native HarmonyOS system. This time, Mr. Tan announced that Avita will be upgraded to the native HarmonyOS system in the future, and issues such as in-car system lag and poor voice recognition will become a thing of the past.
Although NCA of Aweta is very powerful, it still heavily relies on high-precision maps, and will downgrade to basic lane keeping when leaving the map area. In the future, Aweta will also be upgraded to Huawei ADS 2.0, which is a mapless high-level auxiliary driving system based on BEV architecture. Getting rid of the shackles of high-precision maps, the available range of NCA will be greatly expanded.
Finally, although Aweta 12 did not meet us at this auto show, it is coming soon. In addition, in 2024, Aweta will launch two new cars, further expanding its product line.
Thanks to Huawei’s empowerment, Aweta has always been a benchmark for intelligentization among domestic electric vehicles. This announcement that it will upgrade to native HarmonyOS and mapless Huawei ADS 2.0 high-level auxiliary driving system will undoubtedly allow it to take another big step forward in intelligentization.
By the way, our company happens to own an Aweta 11, and after both functions are upgraded, we will bring you the first-hand test content as soon as possible, so stay tuned!
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