Huawei extends connected vehicle partnership with Audi

Audi and Huawei are collaborating on the development of intelligent connected vehicles (Image shaunl / iStockPhoto)

Huawei has signed a memorandum of understanding with Audi China to collaborate on projects in the area of intelligent connected vehicles.

The two companies have been trialing the LTE-V mobile communications standard for vehicles in the Chinese megacity of Wuxi in Eastern China.

During the trial, conducted in conjunction with Chinese authorities, drivers were provided with real-time traffic information via connections to traffic light systems and video monitoring at intersections. 

In September, the companies plan to take the project to its next phase at the World Internet of Things Expedition in Wuxi, showcasing n even broader range of applications.

Huawei and Audi have already been collaborating in a number of areas related to intelligent connected vehicles in recent years, and both initiated the telecom-vehicle cross industry organization 5GAA in 2016.

“We are entering a new era of intelligent vehicles that will see the emergence of new technological synergies between information and communications technology and the automotive industries,” Huawei president of LTE solutions Veni Shone said.

“With increased innovation in mobile connectivity, Huawei is committed to transforming the driving experience.”

Audi EVP of China Saad Metz added that the companies aim to improve safety and optimize traffic flows in order to create intelligent cities, with the concepts concentrated initially on the Chinese market.