Huawei and Audi have signed a memorandum of understanding for a strategic cooperation to advance connected vehicles and services digitisation. The cooperation also includes the continuation of an existing connectivity pilot project.
The two companies will develop the high-quality, stable data connection that is required for real CAVs. They will also work on training programmes to strengthen the skills of technology experts in the areas of autonomous driving and car connectivity and digitisation.
Audi and Huawei already worked together on a pilot project in Wuxi, China, to deploy LTE-V on public roads. Drivers were provided with real-time traffic information via connections to traffic light systems and video monitoring at intersections.
“We are intensifying our joint research with Huawei in the area of intelligent connected vehicles,” said Saad Metz, executive vice president of Audi China, who added: “Our aim is to improve safety and optimise traffic flows in order to create intelligent cities. The concepts will initially be concentrated on the Chinese market.”
“We are entering a new era of intelligent connected vehicles that will see the emergence of new technological synergies between information and communications technology and the automotive industries,” commented Veni Shone, president of LTE Solution, Huawei.
By Illya Verpraet