Chinese companies Huawei and BYD announced the launch of the first car in the world equipped with Huawei’s HiCar system, which marks the first global appearance of this technology that is based on the HarmonyOS system.
This announcement is considered an important step for the Chinese mobile company which would allow it to better compete with the American companies Google and Apple in the smartphone and tablet market, as Huawei is currently developing its HarmonyOS operation system for smartphones, which will compete with Android system from Google and IOS from Apple.
Now, that the company has announced this additional step of providing the HarmonyOS-based HiCar operating system, Huawei is trying to compete against Android Auto and Apple Car Play systems.
Where the Chinese company BYD introduced its latest electric cars (Han) to be the first car to use this system, and the launch of the car also marks the first commercial use of Huawei’s 5G in-vehicle module
Huawei announced last August the launch of its smart interaction system HiCar, which allows drivers to control their cars through smartphones, check the vehicle’s condition, and enjoy entertainment applications. The company said that this system that depends on the fifth-generation 5G will be available for use in more than 120 different models from over 30 automakers, including Audi, GAC, BAIC, and BYD, which will start using HiCar in its luxury electric car, Han.
It is worth noting that Huawei patented a number of driving technologies recently, as Huawei’s self-driving system has acquired the highest rating (D level) of Automotive Safety Integrity, which makes it the first Chinese company to obtain this high evaluation.
According to rumors circulated by Chinese websites and attributed to internal sources at Huawei, the company is waiting to develop its software capabilities enough to enter the automotive world, just as it entered the smartphone manufacturing in 2009.