(Yicai Global) April 17 -- Huawei Technologies will work with Chinese traffic information services provider Navinfo to develop autopilot and Internet of Vehicles technologies using fifth-generation wireless networks to help make the car industry smarter and better-connected.
Navinfo inked a strategic cooperation agreement with Shenzhen-based Huawei recently, the Beijing-based firm said in a statement.
The two will combine their technological strengths in cloud platforms, autopilot services, IoV, vehicle-infrastructure and other areas, while also exploring joint global marketing.
The pair will work together to develop a cloud service platform capable of dynamic and quick map updates for cars while receiving and processing various data from sensors synchronously.
They will also integrate Huawei's Mobile Data Center and vehicle-based communication with Navinfo's autopilot map service to explore a new business model. They will develop the service and overall navigation solutions and explore augmented reality-based navigation together.
Huawei will not pursue car manufacturing and will focus on information and communication technology to help carmakers make their models better, Xu Zhijun, the rotating chairman of the company said at the Auto Shanghai 2019 industry fair today.
Editor: William Clegg