Huawei and BYD will jointly develop carsJune 16, 2020
In the near future, cars and smartphones will be united not only by the screen of the multimedia system, but also by common technologies.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote about the new car BYD Han, which is the world’s first passenger vehicle with support for 5G networks. It is provided as part of Huawei HiCar technology through the Huawei MH5000 module based on the Balong 5000 modem.
Recall that the electric version of the model, which will appear in Europe, was also announced. Han EV has a length of 4.98 meters, a width of 1.91 meters and a height of 1.5 meters. An “eccentrically aligned” Han EV can be bought in China with two types of electric power plants: with one 222-horsepower electric motor located at the rear, as well as with two electric motors (one on each axis) with a total power of 272 hp
Now there is information that Huawei has decided to strengthen its presence in the automotive market by combining its efforts with the largest local concern – BYD. Given the problems in the smartphone market, this is a highly anticipated move.
The source claims that the SoC Kirin 710A is the first solution to be used in cars as part of the new initiative. That one-chip system itself, well known to us by the huge number of smartphones of the company that came out in recent years. Why this SoC will be used in cars has not yet been specified, but it can be assumed that automobile infotainment systems or digital dashboards will be built on its basis. Performance Kirin 710A for some functions related to driver assistance systems is unlikely to be enough.
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