Huawei has announced that it has tied up with Audi to help usher in innovation in level 4 autonomous driving. The vehicle that the tech will go into first will be the new Audi Q7. Audi and Huawei will work together to evaluate a joint development with highly automated driving functions.
The duo will also work together on a future vehicle-2-infrastructure communications system. Huawei notes that Audi is one of the tech leaders in autonomous driving and it is looking forward to the partnership.
Huawei’s Mobile Data Center is integrated into the Audi Q7 for use in urban autonomous driving environments. The new partnership is an extension of the memorandum of understanding that the two firms signed in July of this year. This marks an expansion of the partnership into an overall strategy for both companies.
Audi is betting big on future technology these days. It rolled out its first fully electric SUV called the e-tron recently. We were able to spend some time with this EV and took it for a spin.
If you had hoped to reserve one of the e-tron First Edition cars, they are all gone, and you are out of luck. That is assuming one of the folks who reserved don’t back out, which is likely to happen. There is no indication of when autonomous Audi cars using Huawei tech might turn up for purchase.