(Yicai Global) April 11 -- Huawei Technologies will unveil the Chinese tech giant's first-ever smart automobiles, developed in tandem with Dongfeng Motor, at the upcoming 2019 Auto Shanghai which starts next week.
The Shenzhen-based firm's cars will feature in-vehicle communications, fifth-generation wireless network support and cloud functions, People's Daily-backed newspaper Securities Times reported.
Huawei along with Wuhan-based Dongfeng penned a CNY3 billion (USD446 million) deal with local authorities in Xiangyang, central Hubei province, at the start of the month, to develop smart car, logistics and transportation cloud platforms as part of efforts to realize 5G-powered autonomous driving.
The models will include information query functions, vehicle management, traffic scheduling and equipment management.
The report did not reveal specific details of the new cars, though a mini-bus model was on show at the signing ceremony for the Xiangyang government deal.
Editor: William Clegg