The Chinese manufacturer today unveiled the new Huawei DriveOne, an all-in-one electrical system
Huawei joins a new category: electric cars. The Chinese manufacturer today unveiled the new Huawei DriveOne, an all-in-one electrical system that includes an electric propulsion motor along with other components for the car such as the battery control unit or the charging converter.
The Chinese company is in the process of restructuring, with the intention of going beyond smartphones. Now, in addition to betting on the connected home, it is also targeting the electric car sector. It is not the first time that we have seen Huawei flirt with this field, but to date it had not launched to introduce its own hardware.
Huawei presents its project for the electric car
DriveOne is the "first integrated energy solution" for the electric car. it refers to the fact that we are not just looking at an electric motor, but a project that integrates seven mechanical parts and energy components .
Specifically, DriveOne incorporates a micro-control unit (MCU), motor, gearbox, DC converter (DCDC), built-in charger (OBC), power distribution unit (PDU) and battery control unit (BCU).
Huawei explains that DriveOne also has artificial intelligence to "achieve collaboration between the cloud and control" of the car. According to Zhou Taoyuan, president of Huawei's energy section: "In the fields of transmission control, battery safety and the prediction of problems in electric vehicles , we will create innovative solutions that integrate AI in the cloud to help companies build good electric cars. "
According to the company, DriveOne makes it possible to reduce the vehicle structure and save 220 millimeters in the Z direction, reduce two mounting brackets, shorten the wiring harness by 5 meters, reduce 3 connectors and reduce water pipes.
DriveOne is presented as the first all-in-one electric motor that also complies with the 2C fast charge standards to be able to "reach a range of 200 kilometers with 10 minutes of charge." At the level of power density it promises to reach 2.1 kW / kg, it promises to withstand extreme conditions and achieve a low noise level (NVH 78 dB).
The system adopts a flat, centralized OTA architecture that promises to shorten system update times from 10 minutes to 30 seconds. In other words, car manufacturers that bet on the Huawei engine will be able to update the system of their vehicles in a much faster period.
As explained Wang Jun, president of Huawei Smart Car: Harmony OS will be available also for cars . "We are committed to bringing digital technology to the field of electric vehicles," the company explains. And this DriveOne is proof that your bet is serious.