After being appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Huawei's Smart Automotive Solutions Business Unit, Wang Jun expressed his views on smart car development at the 17th Super Car Forum.
Wang said that Huawei, initially specializing in telecommunications and having more than 30 years of experience with Information and Communication Technology (ICT), will be of great help when entering the smart car industry. He also stressed that Huawei's goal is to help other companies build good cars.
As reported by EVMagz (20/1), they have therefore partnered with BAIC, Changan, and GAC, all of which are major players in the electric vehicles market in China.
When the true potential of software-driven cars is reached, Wang believes that true self-driving cars will arrive and “change the state of today's cars” forever.
According to him, this will materialize in the next five to ten years and will eventually lead to a paradigm shift in car design. The cockpit is always placed on the driver but after the realization of unmanned driving, the cockpit will be designed around the passengers.
Therefore, apart from investing heavily in smart driving technology, Huawei is also investing in smart cockpits. The HarmonyOS ecosystem will play a major role in this, making it easier for start-ups to adopt smart communications and technology in order to build more advanced cockpits.
A good example of this already exists in the form of the recently launched Huawei AITO M5, co-developed by Huawei and SERES. The vehicle offers a 10.4-inch curved LCD instrument cluster and a 15.6-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Not to forget the integration of the HarmonyOS operating system and support for 3D facial recognition.