FAW: Building A Safer, Smarter, and More Open IoV Platform


China FAW Group Corporation, China FAW or FAW as an abbreviated version, has quickly gained a reputation as one of the largest automotive enterprises in China having provided 50 years of exemplary service. The company is currently successfully ranked at 107 as part of the 2015 Fortune Global 500 publication with revenue reaching 80.1945 billion USD. As a major contributor among the top four automobile enterprises in China, FAW boasts healthy cooperation and cultivates collaboration between tens of thousands of employees to achieve more recent approximated revenues nearing one hundred billion dollars. The current enjoyed prosperity position of the company's attributed success is largely based upon the acceptance of informatization.

With the fast development of services, IoV is growing increasingly intrinsic to informatization. How to ensure the efficient management and operation of tens of thousands vehicles?

The word "IoV" first appeared in 2010 China International Internet of Things Expo and China Internet of Things Conference. Since IoV's inaugural introduction, more and more experts and enterprises have diligently contemplated the related implications of immediate and long-term impacts of the technology. Many individuals embarked upon an exploration into the convenient potential services provided by IoV. With a number of radical visionaries inciting a revolution to transportation similar to the affect of Apple influence on the whole world. Although the concept of IoV has existed for many years and numerous examples of vehicle management software available, the majority of these applications fail to meet the requirements of high-concurrency and high-frequency access.

Millions of vehicles produced by FAW are purchased each year. Enormous sums of collected vehicle information pose a significant challenge to the capacity and performance of any vehicle management system.

Huawei IoV solution supports second-level transmission and 10 million UE data uploads as well as real-time triggering of big data and massive events. Backward business models require the following analysis modeling techniques: Real-time vehicle diagnosis, abnormal behavioral observations (based on the uploaded vehicle status and driving data), potential requirements recognition, and opportunity matching (based on user location and requirements). Through the culmination of the aforementioned extensively conducted research this ensures that data can be easily classified, summarized, and used for further constructive analysis.

With the close relationship between vehicle management and the production service system, whether the open capability of the IoV platform can develop new services to satisfy the requirements of the production system is of great importance.

FAW through necessity incorporates a dated vehicle management system, which has been in use for 10 years, and is incapable of supplying the flexibility to develop new services. The original system is lacking in openness and implements a long development cycle and huge workload to develop new services when it is strongly bound to production planning. These negative attributes strongly influence the capability of the system which is currently unable to meet the new requirements of service development.

With competitive openness, Huawei IoV platform can implement rapid customization of new services for FAW and subsequently reduce the development duration and cost. Huawei IoV platform can shield differences between vehicle types using unified APIs, freely select service developers, and facilitate the development of new services. Based on the configuration and plug-and-play functionality, and IoT Agent can shield differences between vehicle types to adapt to various vehicle devices and enable the rapid import of new vehicle types.

With the rapid development of services supplied by vehicle enterprises, the adaption to various services becomes increasingly demanding for the IoV platform architecture.

Multiple systems are provided for FAW commercial vehicles and passenger vehicles. With so many chimney subsystems, maintenance is complex and services are not unified, which produces sizable inconvenience in service development and planning. Huawei IoV solution can provide FAW with a unified architecture to afford the following benefits to both commercial and passenger vehicles:

• Differentiated service requirements.

• Provide a unified platform access mechanism for different service systems, enabling resource sharing.

• Develop new services based on the platform APIs.