The great technologies are looking to the automotive sector, more specifically in autonomous electric vehicles. Inspired by Tesla, Xiaomi has already ensured its presence in this market, followed by Huawei with redoubled ambition.

The company led by Ren Zhengfei wants to launch “its” electric car still in 2021, diversifying its bet in different territories and guaranteeing its presence in one of the emerging segments. To this end, it will collaborate with established manufacturers.

Huawei underlines its commitment to the electric car market

It was in the context of its 18th Global Analyst Conference, the conference dedicated to analysts, investors and those interested in the brand that Huawei reiterated its interest in the segment of smart vehicles. He did so at the word of Xu Zhijun, responsible for the company.

The company made it clear that it will not be the company that produces or manufactures the electric cars, but rather wants to collaborate with several companies already established in the sector. Its major contribution will be the development of autonomous navigation technologies and systems.

More specifically, Huawei will start by focusing on component production and technology development for this type of vehicles. Then it will strengthen ties with manufacturers such as BAIC New Energy, Chongqing Changan and Guangzhou Automobile.

The HuaweiCar platform is on the company’s priority list

Also during the second day of the conference, we learned that Huawei has already invested over one billion euros to develop components for electric cars. The bet, according to Xu Zhijun, is already bearing the first and good fruits.

Indeed, as a result of this investment, the brand will already have the HuaweiCar platform mature enough to be implemented in a new electric car. Your autonomous driving skills will be demonstrated very soon in an urban context.

To this is added the reinforcement of the autonomy for electric vehicles, one of the biggest and most recurring concerns in this sector. It is also here that Huawei claims to be able, with the Huawei Car platform, to help achieve a range of up to 1,000 km.

Note, however, that for now we are facing promises made by the team of engineers at Huawei. However, we expect to see real results as early as 2021, with some technologies making their presence felt in electric vehicles this year.

Surprises and promises for the Shanghai Auto Show

Xu Zhijun said that all components currently produced by Huawei for the electric vehicle market are already applied in practice. Furthermore, during the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show event, the HuaweiCar platform will show what it can do in the field of autonomous driving.

Our team is doing its best and I hope it will exceed expectations. I was told that our electric car can reach 1,000 km of uninterrupted autonomous driving in an urban area, which is much better than Tesla“.

Huawei does not build automobiles, but develops components and technologies for them. The brand was vehement in reinforcing this position, asserting itself as a trusted partner for car brands that are exploring this vector.

Huawei is the technological partner, not the car manufacturer

According to Xu Zhijun, the decision not to build electric cars was not an easy one. The executive points out that the company had to consider the options ahead of it before making a decision.

In summary, Huawei decided to specialize in software and hardware solutions for autonomous electric vehicles. It will leave the construction of the same to the companies established in the sector. Something we had already reported on 4gnews.

Its presence in this emerging market is thus guaranteed, with a more comfortable position for Huawei.

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