Huawei does not build cars. But it will still play a very important role in the process of reforming the automobile industry. On April 22, the first mass-produced SUV ARCFOX α-T, a high-end brand of BAIC New Energy, officially opened its pre-sale. The new car is positioned as a pure electric SUV with a pre-sale price of 280,000 yuan ($39,524). The company calls it a ‘5G smart electric car’. The new car has a battery life of 653km and an α-Pilot intelligent driving system. Plus, it carries the MH5000 T-BOX based on Huawei’s new generation 5G chip. If you remember, the Baron 5000 is the latest 5G baseband of Huawei HiSilicon and supports NSA and SA networking.
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In terms of speed, the Baron 5000 is the first to achieve the industry’s benchmark 5G peak download rate. It can reach 4.6Gbps in the Sub-6GHz (low-frequency band, 5G main frequency band) frequency band, and can be used in the millimeter-wave (high-frequency band, 5G extended frequency band) frequency band, at up to 6.5Gbps. It can meet the 5G communication needs of automobiles and provide assistance for vehicle data communication, vehicle-road collaboration, and future autonomous driving.
About ARCFOX α-T and Baron 5000
At this stage, the ARCFOX α-T is at the level of L2 advanced driving assistance. It can realize the functions of automatic following and lane-keeping. The manufacturer said that with the 5G basic capabilities of the car, the L3 will be ‘unlocked’ faster and easier in the future.
Xu Heyi, chairman of BAIC Group, once said: ‘Our high-end intelligent new energy car brand ARCFOX basically uses the control system of Huawei. I believe that with the successive launch of Huawei’s automotive products, including car-grade chips, Huawei will soon become China’s Bosch.’
The ARCFOX α-T will be put into production at the BAIC Blue Valley Magna Intelligent Manufacturing Base. And it will be available for sale before August this year.