CHINESE multinational technology company Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is positioning itself as a provider of new-added components of intelligent cars.

“The auto industry is now moving into a phase where it needs to digitally transform itself,” Ken Hu, Huawei’s rotating chairman, said at a virtual briefing on March 31.

“Huawei positions itself as a provider of new-added components of intelligent cars. This positioning is based on our belief that the information and communications (ICT) technologies we have developed would be very competitive,” he added.

He said the goal of the company is to enable car original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to build better vehicles.

On its website, the company said it offers the following products to car OEMs: MDC (mobile data center) in-vehicle computing platform and intelligent driving subsystem solution; Octopus, a cloud service for autonomous driving (training, simulation, test); 4G/5G in-vehicle communication module/T-Box and network solutions; and HUAWEI HiCar people-car-home connectivity solution for all scenarios.

“Because of our efforts over the past years, we have built up a very solid knowledge base in the ICT industry. We have built on the ICT industry with continuous innovation. As such, ICT now and innovation represent a lot of what we can do to help the auto industry to digitally transform,” Mr. Hu said.

Huawei offers an internet of vehicles (IoV) solution that integrates data, devices, and operational management.

“Through the implementation of unified and secure network access, flexible device adaptation, and mass data collection and analysis, IoV contributes significantly to generate new potential revenue sources,” the company said on its website. — Arjay L. Balinbin