China News, September 28, Huawei recently released a new generation of MDC intelligent driving computing platform products, MDC 210 and MDC 610, at its smart car solutions ecological forum. MDC 210 can provide 48TOPS computing power, mainly for L2+ level autonomous driving. MDC 610 can provide 160TOPS computing power, mainly for L3-L4 autonomous driving, both of which can meet vehicle-level safety requirements.
In May of last year, Huawei officially became the BU for smart car solutions, and established the flag as “a supplier of incremental components for smart connected cars” at the Shanghai Auto Show. More than a year has passed, and Huawei’s product lines in the field of intelligent driving have gradually begun to land. Wang Junxiang, president of Huawei Smart Car Solution BU, said that after more than a year of development, smart car BU has grown to more than 4,000 people, covering smart driving, smart cockpit, smart network, smart electric, and smart car cloud services.
“Even if it enters the automotive industry, Huawei still adheres to the platform + ecological development strategy, leaving the complexity to itself and the convenience to car companies and partners, building a symbiotic and win-win industrial ecosystem, and promoting the rapid development of the smart car industry.” Wang Jun said.
At present, the global automotive industry is focusing on the field of smart cars. The development of smart cars requires a new digital system architecture and corresponding software support, so as to finally realize the goal of software-defined cars.
Huawei’s goal of breaking the circle is also to help automakers build better smart cars.
“In the vehicle network, computing platform and basic software layer, we can provide open capabilities and tool chains to reduce the difficulty of application migration and development, and can help car companies to efficiently develop smart cars.” Wang Jun said. Huawei’s smart car products and services in Wang Junkou mainly include smart driving platforms, smart cockpits (Hongmeng Auto OS as the core), smart car control, and smart cloud services.
In terms of intelligent driving, Huawei currently provides MDC autonomous driving computing platform, operating system AOS (Intelligent Driving Operating System)/VOS (Intelligent Vehicle Control Operating System), and autonomous driving cloud service Octopus. By building an intelligent driving platform solution with end-cloud collaboration, It meets the needs of large computing power and massive data storage on the vehicle side and cloud autonomous driving. Eventually, it will help passenger cars, commercial vehicles, work vehicles and other models to achieve rapid commercialization of autonomous driving.
In fact, in Huawei’s smart car map, the weight of the MDC autonomous driving computing platform is self-evident. This platform is based on Huawei’s self-developed Kunpeng CPU and Ascend AI processor, equipped with self-developed intelligent driving OS, can provide standardized and serialized platform products, and supports the smooth evolution of SAE L2+～L4, and is compatible with AUTOSAR and ROS. In addition, the basic capabilities of Huawei MDC are decoupled from each other, and they are more flexible to meet the needs of automakers.
At present, autonomous driving R&D companies such as Heduo Technology, Xidi Zhijia, Neolithic, Yuanrong Qixing, Tage Zhixing, and Huituo have begun to use Huawei MDC products. Regarding the development and landing time of autonomous driving paths, Li Zhenya, general manager of the BU MDC Product Department of Huawei Smart Car Solutions, summarized a function formula for autonomous driving technology, AD=F (scene, road, route, road conditions, speed, safety, attributes).
He believes that passenger cars should be a gradual development path from L2 to L3 and then to L4, and commercial vehicles and operating vehicles can take a leap-forward development from L2 to L4. Eventually, passenger cars and commercial vehicles are expected to reach the level of L5 autonomous driving in 2030. Huawei also set the goal of autonomous driving on urban roads this year at 1,000 kilometers without intervention. In addition to the hardware computing platform, the current MDC Core 2.0 encapsulates more than 100 API services such as AUTOSAR, functional safety, network security, and OTA upgrades (the operating system leaves the calling interface of the application program), and supports mainstream AI frameworks and 1000 Multiple AI operators.
In terms of smart cockpit, Huawei will use the Hongmeng car machine OS as the core to realize replaceable hardware, upgradeable software, and expandable applications, reducing the difficulty of car companies’ integration and development of cockpit systems, and building a more comfortable cockpit environment for users. Since Hongmeng OS is a distributed operating system, it can get through mobile phones, car phones, wearable devices, smart homes and other devices from the bottom. In order to help Hongmeng OS get on the car better, Huawei has customized the car and machine version of Hongmeng OS. Based on the capabilities of HOS (Cockpit Operating System), 500+ HMS (Huawei Mobile Services) in-vehicle APIs will be opened. After getting on the car, the Hongmeng car version will also focus on seven aspects, including voice, sound effects, vision, HUD, interconnection, AI scene intelligence, and OTA, and will be open to enterprises. In terms of smart car control, Huawei can provide VDC hardware platform, VOS, and tool chain.
Huawei’s intelligent vehicle control operating system VOS natively supports heterogeneous multi-core, modeled tool chain, and is compatible with AUTOSAR, making the smooth migration of the original ECU system code and the centralized development of multiple ECUs simple and efficient.
In terms of smart cloud services, Huawei can provide automakers with four solutions: autonomous driving cloud services, high-precision map cloud services, car networking cloud services, and V2X cloud services.
Finally, Wang Jun emphasized that the basic capabilities provided by Huawei are mutually decoupled and can be flexibly matched or combined according to the actual needs of car companies and partners. Huawei will also bring better cars to end users through open cooperation and joint innovation. Experience.