Huawei, Audi flag joint innovation push for automatic driving

Saad Metz from Audi (left) and William Xu (right) from Huawei at the ceremony

Huawei and Audi have unveiled plans to collaborate in the field of intelligent connected vehicles (ICV), featuring the new Audi Q7 as a demonstration of the technology.

“We evaluate a joint development of highly automated driving functions and future oriented vehicle-2-infrastructure communications,” said Audi China R&D executive VP Saad Metz. “We are looking forward to intensify the partnership with Huawei in the future, because we are convinced that a closer cooperation between our two companies will bring substantial benefits for both sides.”

Huawei’s Mobile Data Center (MDC)  – is integrated into the Audi Q7 for urban automatic driving environments. The prototype was showcased to the public during HUAWEI CONNECT 2018. 

Audi prototype with Huawei’s MDC

William Xu, Director of the Board and Chief Strategy Marketing Officer of Huawei, agreed. “As cars get smarter, we take advantage of our leading ICT technologies with Audi – one of the world’s most successful premium car brands – to lead automatic driving into the fast lane,’ he said. ‘Very soon, consumers will enjoy more secure, comfortable, convenient, and intelligent self-driving services.”

Earlier, on July 10th, 2018, Huawei and Audi signed a memorandum of understanding on strategic cooperation in Berlin to jointly develop intelligent connected vehicles. This time, their collaboration will center onis further progress in overall strategy between the two parties.

HUAWEI CONNECT 2018 – “Activate Intelligence” – is held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center and Expo Center from October 10th to 12th.

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