Huawei, the world's leading ICT provider, 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 first batch of 18 automakers of this alliance includes First Automobile Group, Changan Automobile, Dongfeng Motor Corporation, SAIC Motor Corporation, Guangzhou Automobile Group, BYD Auto, Great Wall Motors, Chery Holdings and JAC Motors.
"Together with the 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 Eric Xu, Huawei Rotating Chairman.
With advantages in transmission speed, reliability and low latency, 5G technology is considered essential for enhancing connected vehicles' self-driving and entertainment capabilities. 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% of global 5G subscriptions by 2024, which will significantly influence the segments like IoT and automobile.
In April, Huawei launched a new DC fast-charging module product "Huawei HiCharger", a solution to NEV charging infrastructures. The company is also building an open intelligent-driving platform to study app interface, car controlling systems, smart cockpits and the internet of vehicles.