BYD and Huawei have announced that the Han EV electric car arriving in Europe will also be the first to have the HiCar system, announced in August last year and based on the HarmonyOS platform. The Chinese brand had already anticipated that its car would be characterized by offering advanced technological solutions, such as 5G connectivity. And now there are new details that, in this case, concern the adoption of the alternative system to Android Auto.
The new system works both by using the smartphone as a base and directly as vehicle software. This means that users will also be able to remotely control their cars in real time through their mobile device. This novelty is also the signal that Huawei's 5G module for the car world is ready for its debut. For the Chinese company, a new sector from which it could obtain important revenues.
At the time of the presentation of the HiCar system, Huawei had made it known that it would be available on over 120 car models from manufacturers such as Audi, BYD, GAC and BAIC. During the event in which the debut of this platform was announced on a series car, a special variant of the Huawei P40 smartphone was also revealed. No difference on a technical level compared to the "classic" model but only a few aesthetic changes to remind the collaboration between Huawei and BYD.
The electric car is characterized, on a technical level, by very interesting solutions. It has, for example, the new BYD Blade batteries announced in March which guarantee not only greater energy density but also greater safety. According to the manufacturer, the car's performance is remarkable. In the top version, the double electric motor and all-wheel drive allow the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in just 3.9 seconds.
On the autonomy front, the battery has a capacity of 77 kWh. The maximum distance reaches up to 605 km. This figure, however, is calculated according to the inaccurate NEDC cycle. So much technology on board and there will be advanced ADAS solutions. The good news is that this electric sedan will not remain exclusive to the Chinese market. In fact, it will also arrive in Europe with prices that should start at around 45,000 euros.
For specifications and prices it could be a possible rival of the Model 3 both in China and in the Old Continent.
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