Audi and Huawei to collaborate on connected vehicles
Audi and Huawei sign MoU to work on smart vehicles, technology training programs
Audi and Huawei have signed an agreement for strategic co-operation on connected vehicles.
The two will collaborate on provision of high-quality, stable data connections to enable data transmission to connected vehicles, and other developments in the smart vehicle sphere.
The two companies have also agreed to jointly develop training programs in order to strengthen the skills of technology experts in both of these areas.
The MoU builds on existing co-operation between Huawei and Audi on connected vehicles, including the telecom-vehicle cross industry organisation 5GAA. The two have also held joint trials and demonstrations of connected vehicles in several countries.
"We are entering a new era of intelligent vehicle 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. "With increased innovation in mobile connectivity, Huawei is committed to transforming the driving experience."
"We are intensifying our joint research with Huawei in the area of intelligent connected vehicles," added Saad Metz, Executive Vice President of Audi China. "Our aim is to improve safety and optimize traffic flows in order to create intelligent cities. The concepts will initially be concentrated on the Chinese market."
Working in cooperation with Huawei and the Chinese authorities, Audi became the first foreign automobile manufacturer to participate in the first-time deployment of LTE-V on public roads in the megacity of Wuxi in eastern China in 2017. LTE-V is a mobile communication standard, which is specially tailored for connected cars. Drivers were provided with real-time traffic information via connections to traffic light systems and video monitoring at intersections.