Huawei officially announced the HiCar platform two months ago with the aim of helping car manufacturers build better vehicles. Today, a new video shows us what this platform is capable of.
HiCar is embedded in the latest Mate 30 series. In the new video, the driver can check the car's status, remotely control the AC and windows as well as use the phone as car keys.
Check it out here:
You can also watch the video from the original post on Weibo: Huawei Mall
The HiCar platform is Huawei's answer to Apple's CarPlay, both of which have the capability of empowering the car with better user experiences.
"Huawei does not make cars. Focusing on ICT, Huawei aims to enable car OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to build better vehicles," said Huawei Rotating Chairman Eric Xu in a keynote speech delivered at the 2019 International Auto Key Tech Forum.
Xu explained this strategic choice that Huawei made "in the face of evolutionary changes."
"Based on ICT, Huawei aims to be a digital car oriented and new-added components provider," he said.
The Huawei chairman noted that automotive industry is increasingly turning to information and communication technology (ICT) as a new key technology.
"Together with the deep convergence of automotive and ICT, the intelligent connected electric vehicle emerges as a new revolutionary development engine of human society, with its impact going far beyond the two industries themselves," he continued.
As a global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, Huawei said this is what it can offer to the OEMs of cars.
The latest video is great, though there is still something missing as which car models are supported is still unknown.