Chinese Huawei Well Set to Jazz Up Connected Vehicles

Chinese Huawei Well Set to Jazz Up Connected Vehicles

As automobiles are set to get increasingly smarter, Huawei Technologies Co is partnering with more carmakers to deliver internet-connected automotive experience to consumers despite the US government restrictions it faces.

In August, Volvo unveiled the S90, its latest car model, carrying Huawei’s HiCar system, which is based on the latter’s self-developed HarmonyOS.

The HiCar system is an in-car smart interactive system that allows drivers to connect their cars with their smartphones and offers a string of services, including intelligent voice assistance and map navigation.

But Volvo is not the first carmaker to make use of the HiCar system. That record went to Chinese automobile maker BYD in July. According to Yu, compared to Apple’s CarPlay system, Huawei’s HiCar solution can support more apps.

The Shenzhen, Guangdong-based company said last September that its 5G-based HiCar partnership ecosystem includes more than 30 enterprises, including Audi, BYD, GAC and BAIC.

Xu Zhijun, rotating chairman of Huawei, said earlier the company offers technological solutions to help connect cars with services and products such as the cloud for autonomous driving, 4G/5G in-vehicle communication modules, and Huawei HiCar people-car-home connectivity solutions.

Huawei has also patented a list of autonomous driving technologies this year. In May, its autonomous driving system was awarded the highest Automotive Safety Integrity Level D, the first Chinese company to receive the certification.

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