Huawei has established an alliance with 18 automakers to build a 5G-enabled automobile ecosphere to accelerate the commercial use of 5G technologies in the industry.
The automakers’ 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, according to a press release.
Eric Xu, Huawei Rotating Chairman, said, "Together with the deep convergence of automotive and ICT, intelligent connected vehicle emerges as a new revolutionary development engine of human society."
With advantages in transmission speed, reliability and low latency, 5G technology is considered essential for enhancing connected vehicles’ self-driving and entertainment capabilities, he added.
According to GlobalData, Asia-Pacific (APAC) will be the leading region in terms of 5G technology adoption with 1.14 billion subscribers, accounting for 65 percent of global 5G subscriptions by 2024.
In April this year, Huawei launched a new DC fast-charging module product “Huawei HiCharger”, a solution to NEV charging infrastructures.
The company has been building an open intelligent-driving platform to study app interface, car controlling systems, smart cockpits and the internet of vehicles.