(Yicai Global) June 11 -- Huawei Technologies aims to develop fully self-driving passenger cars by 2025, the Paper reported, citing the executive spearheading the project.
The Shenzhen-based tech giant’s goal is to turn the car into a smart mobile space through smart driving technologies, Wang Jun, president of Huawei’s smart car solutions division, told an industry conference yesterday, according to the report.
The core of the smart cockpit is the application, and then its ecology, which entails linking internal and external aspects of the company, Wang said. That way, design, manufacturing, sales and services are intertwined to form a closed loop that even allows customers to join in the design and production stages to create personalized products.
Huawei’s recently released Harmony operating system also has an ecological essence, Wang said, adding that the OS is not fragmented, nor does it belong to any particular car company. It can be shared by everyone.
China can develop a strong smart mobile space ecology in the next decade, if the entire industry works together toward that goal, he said.
Huawei plans to sell cars in 200 experience stores by the end of next month, and more than 1,000 by the end of this year. Its first electric vehicle to hit the market was the Seres SF5 model, which took over 6,500 pre-orders in one month. Other automakers that will cooperate with Huawei to sell cars include BYD, BAIC Motor, Mercedes-Benz and Chongqing Changan Automobile.
Editor: Futura Costaglione