Huawei teams up with automakers to build a 5G automobile

Huawei has formed team with 18 carmakers to make a 5G automobile ecosphere to speed up the commercial use of 5G technologies within the industry.

The first batch of 18 carmakers of this alliance includes First Automobile Group, Chang’an Automobile, Dongfeng Motor Corporation, SAIC Motor Corporation, Guangzhou Automobile Group, BYD Auto, Great Wall Motors, Chery Holdings and JAC Motors, said a statement.

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“Together with deep convergence of automotive and ICT, intelligent connected vehicle emerges as a new revolutionary development engine of human society, with its impact goes far beyond the two industries themselves,” said Huawei Rotating Chairman Eric Xu.

With advantages in transmission speed, reliability and low latency, 5G technology is considered necessary for increasing connected vehicles’ self-driving and entertainment capabilities.

As stated by the global data, Asia-Pacific (APAC) are going to be the major region in the matter of 5G technology adoption with 1.14 billion subscribers, accounting for 65 percent of world’s 5G subscriptions by 2024, which can notably impact the segments like IoT and automobile.

Since the introduction of its first 5G communications hardware MH5000 in April last year, Huawei has supplied products and technologies like the T-Box platform for ecosystem partners to support 5G vehicle and 5GV2X intelligent network application innovation.

Last month, Huawei introduced a new DC fast-charging module product “Huawei Hi-Charger”, a solution to NEV charging infrastructures.

5G Automobile

The company is additionally building an open intelligent-driving platform to check app interface, car controlling systems, smart cockpits and internet of vehicles.

In recent years, many international and domestic car companies have introduced several innovations in self-driving, intelligent network, and information services based on Huawei’s 5G products and solutions, gradually enabling consumers to perceive the worth of 5G technologies in automobiles.

“Huawei does not make cars”, said Eric Xu, adding, “Based on ICT, Huawei aims to be a digital car-oriented and new-added components provider.”

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