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Arcfox' alphaS is released as the first-gen Huawei Inside electric car

The Arcfox alphaS. (Source: BAIC)
The Arcfox alphaS. (Source: BAIC)
Arcfox has announced that it is finally ready to "deliver" its alphaS, the world's first car to ship with Huawei Inside, a full smart car solution from the eponymous hardware and software OEM. The solution is rated to run the vehicle's comprehensive array of sensors, and also involves a cabin that runs HarmonyOS. The car starts at around US$60,000 on the Chinese market.

The world's first car powered by HarmonyOS is now officially on the market. In truth, its cabin is the main focus of Huawei's cross-platform operating system, although it has also developed a "full-stack" smart car solution found in some versions of Arcfox' new e-vehicle.

The alphaS, or αS, has already technically launched, although it has reportedly had some false starts in terms of actually being "delivered", as its maker puts it. Therefore, it might be possible that the car is only just now ready to roll off the production line and toward its customers.

Huawe Inside has been demonstrated to support various leves of autonomous driving in the αS, which is equipped with 3 LiDAR arrays; 6 millimeter-wave (mmWave) radar modules; 12 more radar modules of the ultrasonic variety; 9 assisted-driving system (ADS) cameras, and 4 ultrawide-angle cameras for the purpose.

The αS with Huawei Inside is also rated to do 0 to 100 kilometers per hour (km/h) in as little as 3.5 seconds, thanks to a peak power of ~473 kilowatts (kW) and a peak torque of over 655 newton-meters (Nm). It has a range estimated at 200km, which, according to Arcfox, it can replenish at speed thanks to an 800-volt (V) charging rate.

It apparently takes the αS just 15 minutes to charge from 30% to 80% of its 187 kilowatt (kW) battery capacity. All in all, it seems Arcfox, a brand owned by the emerging OEM BAIC, is banking on Huawei's name and increasing focus on non-mobile-device technology to sell the first-gen car, which costs between 397,900 (~US$59,000) and 429,900 (~US$63,600) in China from now.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-07-20 (Update: 2022-07-20)