[ Car home technology ] Since Huawei announced its entry into the automotive field , All kinds of news emerge one after another , Although officials say they don't build cars , But watch out for Huawei in the mall , It seems that a car is displayed in many stores , And it was written in front “ Huawei's smart choice SF5”, What the hell is going on ？ Why did Huawei choose such a brand called Thales to cooperate ？ After my on-the-spot visit to Thales Huawei intelligent selection SF5（ hereinafter referred to as SF5） Origin and R & D base , After chatting with Zhou Lin, chief technology officer of Thales , I have an answer in my heart .
○ Highlight time ―― Cooperation with Huawei
Cyrus's “ stronghold ” In the mountain city of Chongqing , To be honest, this is not my first time to Chongqing , It's just that I'm here to meet a strange brand in a familiar city .
It seems that the voice of the Cyrus brand has never been too high , Until a while ago, Huawei suddenly announced that it would enter the automotive field , Cyrus and Huawei are deeply tied together . It is also this time node , I suddenly realized that SELIS may not be idle in recent years , It turned out to be “ Silence makes a fortune ”.
It's not so much hearsay , Seeing is believing , With all kinds of problems , I came to Thales's “ Hometown ”, This time not only from a technical point of view “ Touch the bottom ”, And with Cyrus CTO ―― Engineer Zhou Lin （ Hereinafter referred to as Zhou Gong ） Talk about SELIS Huawei smart selection SF5 The things behind it .
○ key word ： Technology is self-sustaining 、 Since the research 、 make by oneself
We all know , Huawei still has high technical requirements for its partners , As a general rule , Such cooperation will generally seek some large suppliers with many years of development background and mature products , But Huawei chose Thales , Why on earth is this ？
indeed , During my visit to Thales , I also visited from the R & D Center 、 The answer was found in the process of factory exploration . As Zhou Gong said , Cyrus needs Huawei's capability in Electronic Technology , Huawei is interested in the R & D and manufacturing of Thales “ All by themselves ” The ability of .
For example , In fact, most automobile brands on the market do not have the ability to independently develop and produce motor and electronic control assemblies , It relies heavily on external suppliers to provide spare parts assemblies , And we not only saw the manufacturing workshop of motor and electronic control system assembly in Salis factory , The whole manufacturing process starts with the most basic copper wire and computing unit monomer , Assembly structure design 、 All the manufacturing is controlled by Thales himself .（ About the secrets of the xilis factory , Am I ！）
○ What changes will Huawei empowerment bring ？
As for what Huawei can bring to Thales , such “ Deep cooperation ” To what extent , Although Zhou Gonghui failed to give a specific reply due to some confidential reasons , But in general , Future cooperation will be “ Omnidirectional and multi angle ” Of .
besides , In terms of intelligent driving , Huawei also has a lot of hardware 、 Software level solutions . Although the specific cooperation direction is still in the stage of confidentiality , But presumably in the field of intelligent driving , Cyrus will not continue in the future “ Fighting alone ”.
Although there are not many details of cooperation that can be disclosed at present , But a key word is “ Intelligent ”, Whether it's the cockpit or the pilot system , This is also the general trend , What kind of sparks can the combination of strong and strong collide ？ It's worth looking forward to .
○ Why did you choose the two technical routes of extended range and pure electric ？
If you know about xilis Huawei smart selection SF5 models , You must be interested in its powertrain scheme . At present, the two models listed in the initial stage have adopted the scheme of adding program powertrain , To put it simply, although this car has an engine , But it is not involved in driving , Only responsible for power generation , Or you can understand it as a “ Pure electric drive models that can burn oil for power generation ”.
I remember I often said to many friends , We sometimes don't accept pure electric cars , Mainly because charging is inconvenient , But electric drive itself is a good technology , Its response is fast 、 Fast acceleration 、 Low voice, etc , It is also the main reason why many people choose electric vehicles .
In the short term , Extended range powertrain seems to be an easy solution to transition to pure electrification , From the perspective of platform structure design , In fact, extended range models with large batteries are more compatible with pure electric transformation , This is one of the advantages over the small battery hybrid system in which the engine can participate in driving , The former is more like an electric car + The engine , The latter is more like a fuel car + motor .
In the application catalogue previously published by the Ministry of industry and information technology , We understand that SF5 There will be pure electric models in the future , And during this visit , We also saw pure electric products on the production line .
○ Edit summary ：
In the brief communication with Zhou Gong , We learned about the cooperation between Thales and Huawei . So-called “ It takes a good blacksmith to make steel. ”, Cyrus is in technology “ Self support 、 Since the research 、 make by oneself ” This road has indeed come out of its own development path , These are also the important directions of Huawei's in-depth cooperation . conversely , The future depends on Huawei's in-depth cooperation , I believe that the future products of Cyrus will be further intelligent .（ writing / chart Car home Shuning ）