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Human Horizons is an innovative technology company committed to future intelligent mobility with “3-Smart” (Smart Vehicle, Smart Transportation and Smart City) as its strategy.
The company unveiled two electric concepts called Concept A and Concept H at the launching ceremony of new car brand. Both vehicles are expected to be put into production in 2020.
In August, Human Horizons and Lingang Group signed an agreement to co-develop autonomous vehicles.

https://www.autohome.com.cn/news/201810/923954.html?pvareaid=3311315
https://www.autohome.com.cn/news/201810/923966.html?pvareaid=3311315

Concept A



Concept H




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http://www.human-horizons.com/
 

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Human Horizons, linked by common shareholder Jiangsu Yueda Group*, will lease Dongfeng Yueda Kia's first and oldest factory in Yancheng for production of its vehicles. Reportedly Kia will stop producing the Sportage, KX7 at the factory by the end of this month, and these models will be transferred to one of the other two Kia facilities in Yancheng. The first factory will have to be reorganized and retooled for the manufacture of NEVs, which should take about a year, and Human Horizons expects serial production of its own vehicles to start in early 2021.

https://www.d1ev.com/news/qiye/92990
https://www.d1ev.com/news/qiye/93073
http://autonews.gasgoo.com/70016059.html

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2021 HiPhi 1

Human Horizons shows their first "mass production" car, the HiPhi 1. Yes, HiPhi, hilarious as it sounds, will be the brand name. The car is about 5.2 m long, has a 3-row (2+2+2) seating configuration, although the (double segmented) rear passenger doors seem unduly complicated.

Two 200-kW motors will propel the car helped by 84 kWh or 96 kWh batteries for a range exceeding 600 km. It will have innovative LED-matrix lighting on the front and rear (in addition to regular headlamps and tail lamps), a 3-screen dashboard plus tablet(s) for rear passengers, and be capable of communicating via 5G networks. In fact, it is so overloaded with gadgetry, one might wonder how much juice will be left over in the batteries to actually run the car from Point A to B!




 

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My guess is, it's Phi, as in Sinophile, and not Phi, as in philosopher. :)
Oh, and it's probably Hi, as in high, and not Hi, as in hilarious.

I'm also guessing that HuarenYuntong will piggyback on Yueda Kia for a license to produce?
 

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Re: HiPhi X

Launched:
http://news.bitauto.com/xinchexiaoxi/20200924/2012706115.html

Early launch made possible by utilizing one of Dongfeng-Kia's factories. It is a large, powerful "luxury" vehicle, quite expensive, and loaded with tech and enough gimmicks to astound 10-12 year-olds. Also see post #4.
Agreed, they are the ones in the know, almost instinctively nowadays.

Speaking of added features, when it comes to the ADAS kind:

https://www.edge-ai-vision.com/2015/09/a-handy-list-of-automotive-adas-acronyms/
 

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One question: is there an airbag for front passenger?
Perhaps your question is rhetorical but the answer is yes, if you go by this:
https://chejiahao.autohome.com.cn/info/7008546
In terms of configuration, the new car is equipped with main and passenger seat airbags, front side airbags, head air curtains...
Here is the full PR piece; notice the word "safety" is mentioned just twice:
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hiphi-x-the-worlds-only-evolvable-suv-launched-with-a-host-of-world-first-features-301138103.html

On a lighter note, probably HH thinks that its car is so intelligent (562 sensors, no less!) that it would never get into an accident (unless hit from above by a falling tree, billboard, highrise, or drone) and that airbags are of secondary importance. After all, what is life if every occupant inside a car cannot watch the latest uploaded video on Youku at full resolution?

However, this is worrisome, almost Orwellian:
sensors are deployed throughout the vehicle, all of which collect, analyze and respond to massive amounts of data on its occupants
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After all, what is life if every occupant inside a car cannot watch the latest uploaded video on Youku at full resolution?
Well, HH does view the car as extension of your living room.

In fact, I find HH one of the more interesting startups, because of their grand visions of the future. Of course, if you're a car enthusiast and consider driving a two-seat roadster on a twisty road the essential part of mobility, then this company is probably not for you. I do appreciate that part of driving, but at the same time I'm aware it is only a small part of mobility. Most of the time your car is moving slowly in a traffic jam in a crowded city.

If you go by their website or some of the things the leading people said in interviews, then HH is not thinking just about the car, but also about its relations to the surroundings and the people that are using it. As said, they have some grand visions (their website is full of flying cars), but they seem to be putting the money where their mouth is, participating in designing smart roads and cities. So far they have my attention, but I do understand it if you think it's all a bit over the top.
 

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The all too common practice of using (non-integrated) display screens, makes them look almost like aftermarket add-ons, postage stamp style.

Leo, two years ago, CEO Ding Lei was quoted by China Daily as saying, the company is focusing on five sectors, that is to build smart cities which feature intelligent vehicles, shared vehicles, charging networks, internet of vehicles technology and automated driving....adding that they had begun building an information network for intelligent vehicles.
 

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