Huawei Introduces HarmonyOS AITO M5 Electric Car to Compete With Tesla Model Y
Huawei, which has been significantly ignored due to widespread US sanctions, is trying to return to its heyday. The company is strongly seeking diversification of its products in several areas, including the production of electric vehicles in partnership with automakers.
According to Gizmocchina, Chinese technology giant HarmonyOS is rapidly developing its ecosystem using an indigenous software solution to protect itself sufficiently from external shocks. Huawei’s first electric vehicle to use HarmonyOS proprietary operating system was called the Aito M5. This hybrid car runs on both electricity and gasoline.
Richard Yu, CEO and CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group and Smart Automotive Unit, unveiled the Huawei electric car at the Huawei Winter Event. The Aito M5 is scheduled to be delivered to customers in February 2022 (February 1400) after the Chinese New Year celebration. The Aito M5 delivers the ultimate in driving power and, according to you, performs better than the Tesla Model Y.
The Aito M5 hybrid was unveiled less than a week after the introduction of Nio, another Chinese competitor, Tesla. Huawei says it does not build cars alone; Instead, it provides the technology-centric infrastructure needed to develop self-driving cars.
The Aito M5 will start at 250,000 yuan ($ 39,164), which is about 281,000 yuan ($ 44,122) less than the Tesla Model Y. However, unlike Tesla cars, the Aito M5 is not only powered by electricity, but also uses a fuel tank to increase the distance when the battery runs out.
The Aito M5 also uses double-glazed soundproof glass to enhance the driving experience. Aito M5 is produced by Seres Automotive Company. Aito stands for “Adding Intelligence to the Car”.
The integration of the HarmonyOS operating system with the AITO M5 is a milestone for Ceres and Huawei. According to Yu, one of Huawei’s smartwatches can also be used as a car switch on the Aito M5.