Carmakers Unite, Join Huawei in 5G Revolution

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Huawei is one of the largest names pushing for 5G adoption across the world, and when it’s not struggling with the sanctions imposed by the United States government, it teams up with other companies to continue the 5G revolution.
This time, Huawei has joined forces with a group of 18 car companies based in Asia in order to make 5G more common behind the wheel.

FAW Group, SAIC Group, BAIC Group, BYD, Great Wall Motor, Chery Holdings, and Nanjing Iveco are some of the names that will work together with Huawei on this so-called 5G car ecosystem, with the focus to be directed to projects like the intelligent network connectivity and autonomous driving.

5G support in cars could also overhaul the infotainment push, providing cars with more advanced capabilities that wouldn’t otherwise be possible without a fast data connection.

Huawei, on the other hand, can use this partnership to further increase its 5G presence in the automotive market, although for now, the entire project appears to be limited to China.

Huawei has been struggling with U.S. sanctions since mid-May 2019, when the American government blacklisted the company due to possible ties with the Beijing authorities. Since then, Huawei hasn’t been allowed to use products developed by American companies, including operating systems like Android and Windows.

But at the same time, the United States government has also pressured allies, including European countries, to ban Huawei and block the company from obtaining 5G contracts on similar claims.

The Chinese company has already denied all accusations, asking the United States government to share any evidence they might have on its ties with the Beijing government.

Meanwhile, Huawei has been trying to keep its business unaffected by the U.S. sanctions, so it even started the work on its very own mobile operating system and app store to replace Google’s Android and the Google Play Store.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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