The stakes are high for Huawei, also China’s biggest smartphone vendor, to help expand 5G adoption in China because the next-generation mobile technology has been held up as “the connective tissue” for the Internet of Things, autonomous cars, smart cities and other new applications. (South China Morning Post)
Flora's key takeaways:
- A year after Huawei released its 5G vehicle module, the MH5000, Huawei is forming an alliance with an initial batch of 18 companies to accelerate the commercial development of 5G-connected cars in China.
- As part of the 5G-enabled automobile ecosystem, Huawei will provide members, including FAW Group, BYD, T3 Mobility and other carmakers, with technologies they can use to test their 5G-enabled vehicles.
- Huawei is also building an open intelligent-driving platform to study app interfaces, car controlling systems, smart cockpits and the internet of vehicles.
- Huawei’s move is aimed at accelerating uptake of 5G technology in cars, and to make deployment in the self-driving business, against the U.S. trade ban.