Huawei has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for strategic cooperation with Audi. The MoU forms part of a broad-based partnership between the companies initiated by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The strategic cooperation is also intended to facilitate the ongoing advancement of intelligent driving and digitalisation of services in the vehicle environment. Both parties have additionally agreed to jointly develop training programmes in order to strengthen the skills of technology experts in areas of intelligent driving and digitalisation of services.
Both companies said that intelligent connected vehicles allow exchange of relevant information between the vehicle and the surrounding environment. And to achieve this, cars need a high-quality, stable data connection. The expansion of this communication requires intensive R&D.
Veni Shone, President - LTE Solution, Huawei, said the industry is entering a new era of intelligent vehicles that will see the emergence of new technological synergies between information & communications technology and automotive industries.
Saad Metz, Executive Vice President, Audi China, said both companies are intensifying their joint research in the area of intelligent connected vehicles. The objective is to improve safety and optimise traffic flows in order to create intelligent cities, he added.