Today, Huawei officially announced that the company and a supplier of Volkswagen Group have been carrying out the largest license agreement in the automotive industry.
As per the information, this agreement will cover Huawei’s 4G Standard Essential Patent (SEP) license for the Volkswagen vehicle with network connectivity.
The Chief Legal Executive of Huawei, Song Liuping commented that Huawei is an innovative tech firm that holds numerous effective patents, which are valuable in the automotive industry and has a powerful impact.
The major brands in the vehicle industry also start recognizing Huawei technology. The company trust that this corporation will help in delivering our best technology to consumers across the globe. said Song
It’s noteworthy that about 30 million vehicles are expected to license for the patents based on the latest patent license agreement in the automotive market.
To be mentioned, Huawei has been already reached an estimated 100 patent license agreements with the mainstream manufacturers on a global scale over the past two decades.
To date, Huawei has been signed contracts with Europe, the United States, Japan, and South Korea. Moreover, Huawei is determined to rings digital connectivity to the automotive and creates a smart IoV scenario.
Some Huawei smart car chips has been licensed by U.S.
During the Question and Answer session at Huawei Connect 2021 conference, Eric Xu, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman informed that Huawei is facing tough challenges from the sanctions imposed by the U.S. government.
However, Huawei will not give up on hope and continue to invest and make new products including the continued development of smartphones and consumer business, which has been hit so hard by the entire U.S. actions.
However, there’s one interesting thing that the chairman said regarding the ongoing development in the smart car solution that the company has achieved so far. Xu mentioned that some low-end Huawei smart car chips have been licensed in the United States, which mainly serves the purpose of the automotive business.
This is a piece of exciting news from a business perspective of Huawei smart car chips and further support Huawei’s initiative to move forward in the field of smart car solutions as well as the smart car industry.
Meanwhile, Huawei has continued to deny that it won’t make new cars or planning to invest in any car manufacturer’s domain.
Back in 2019, Huawei has been blocked under the U.S. Entity List, which prohibits the company from purchasing new components made with U.S. technology from inside or outside of the U.S.
(Via – Tech Sina)
Huawei smart car solution will bring autonomous driving by 2030: ICT President
At the Autonomous Driving Network China Industry Summit, Huawei ICT Business Unit Director Wang Tao delivered a keynote speech about Huawei’s smart car solution planning for 2030. He also shares the company’s view about current problems in the automotive industry.
Going with his speech, he mentioned, the Chinese tech giant is flourishing its autonomous technology for the future scenario. Seeing the acceleration and trend for autopiloting, the vehicle industry will soon realize the development and integration of-
- Full-stack AI Empowerment
- Intent Connected Interface
- Single-domain Autonomous Closed Loop
- Cross-Platform Seamless Connection
In the future, integrating AI, biometrics, vehicle light, AR/VR and other technologies will enable the smart cockpit to present new features that link virtual and live scenarios. The consumers will enjoy zero waiting, contactless, and efficient services, concerning, self-assisting, optimization, and repairing methods.
Furthermore, Director Wang believes autonomous technologies are becoming popular in the industry for their three-dimensional, ultra-wide, deterministic experience, and low-carbon communication technologies. It’s has grown far above then its debuted in 2019.
In this line, Huawei also made great contributions and presently is partnered with three major smart car OEMs in China. The company holds over 200 innovative projects in three areas mainly covering five businesses.
Huawei’s contribution to Autonomous Industry:
The company has products a handy technology in smart cars covering 35 different users cases with its partners. Adding to this, it holds 36 autonomous driving network standard certificate in 7 areas that mainly includes, innovation, design, standards, and capabilities.
Talking about the company’s industrial standards, the major enterprises like TMF, CCSA, ETSI, and 3GPP including the other four is collaborating with Huawei. Alternatively, the main purpose of the collaboration is to promote standards-industry-technology-business for more enhanced products.
At last, ICT Director concluded by saying that after achieving autonomous driving, the industry the moving towards its standard development. However, there is a long way to go, so it’s full of challenges. Unclear generations, inconsistent evaluation, insufficient collaboration, and uneven development are blocking the way. But, it’ll gradually solve with time.
Collaboration is the easiest way to tackle all the problems in the smart car market. Besides, this Chinese firm also working on L4 level autonomous technology that’ll be achieved by 2025.
Huawei L4 Autonomous:
According to the data, the L4 level automatic system will be able to run several weather conditions and carry out an amazing driving experience. This model seems to be more advance but we can’t deny human control for specific conditions.
Huawei invests over 1 billion USD in automobile investment this year
At the 2021 World New Energy Vehicle Conference, Huawei Smart Car Solution BG Chief- Wang Jun gave a keynote speech. He addresses the company’s current position in the automotive industry and future strategy. It’s the time when existing technologies are reaching peaks, we could see new trends in the near future.
With the experience of 30 years, Huawei reserves handy ICT technology to integrate into an intelligent vehicle. However, the company doesn’t have any direct plan to enter the car market. Besides, Wan Jun further describes that the Chinese tech firms’ smart car product mainly depends on two factors.
The first is the Huawei inside mode, which is referred to as the corporation with smart car OEMs. At present, Changan, BAIC, and GAC have been cooperating with the company for establishing their subsidiaries.
Huawei Plan’s to invest 1 billion USD:
Making further moves in the smart car industry, Huawei has invested over US$1 billion (approx. 6.4 billion yuan) in the smart car field. The company continually researching innovative technologies and developing new auto parts for carmakers.
Moving ahead, it has registers about 5,000 people in the research and development in its 10 R&D centers. China, Japan, and Europe are the three main bases of the company, where it has established its research centers.
Furthermore, the company launched over 30 smart car components that are well recognized in the market. Adding to this, it consistently increasing its business relations, signing new agreements to provides its employees more opportunities for exploring new technologies.
For instance, Huawei’s AI-supported 800v fast charging technology is a bit popular in the market. It fills the battery with a 30% faster speed and only takes 15 minutes to charge 80% of the car battery. However, it is just the start of a new journey, there is more surprise are waiting ahead, we just have to give some time to the company for polishing its technology.