Huawei and Audi Announce Joint Innovation on L4 Automated Driving
[Shanghai, China, October 11, 2018] At HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, today Huawei and Audi show their future plans of a cooperation in the field of Intelligent Connected Vehicles (ICV), featuring the new Audi Q7 as a demonstration of this state-of-the-art technology.
Saad Metz from Audi (left) and William Xu (right) from Huawei at the ceremony
Executive Vice President of Audi China R&D Saad Metz commented on the German automobile manufacturer’s plans that “we evaluate a joint development of highly automated driving functions and future-oriented vehicle-2-infrastructure communications. Audi proved in many events over the world to be one of the technology leaders in the area of highly automated drive. We are looking forward to intensify the partnership with Huawei in the future, because we are convinced that a closer cooperation between our two companies will bring substantial benefits for both sides.”
William Xu, Director of the Board and Chief Strategy Marketing Officer of Huawei, agreed. “As cars get smarter, we take advantage of our leading ICT technologies with Audi — one of the world’s most-successful premium car brands — to lead automatic driving into the fast lane. Very soon, consumers will enjoy more secure, comfortable, convenient, and intelligent self-driving services.”
Huawei’s Mobile Data Center (MDC) is integrated into the Audi Q7 for urban automatic driving environments. The prototype was showcased to the public during HUAWEI CONNECT 2018.
Audi prototype with Huawei’s MDC
Earlier, on July 10, 2018, Huawei and Audi signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) on strategic cooperation in Berlin to jointly develop intelligent connected vehicles. The collaboration shows further progress in overall strategy between the two parties.
HUAWEI CONNECT 2018 — “Activate Intelligence” — is held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center from October 10 to 12.
This year’s HUAWEI CONNECT conference is designed to help all businesses and organizations step over the threshold and stake their claim in the intelligent world. You will be joined by the best minds in the industry — including global ICT leaders, industry experts, and ecosystem partners — to chart the way forward and explore new opportunities.