Huawei Technologies in China has launched what it claims to be the world’s first 5G communications hardware for the automotive industry, in a sign of its growing ambitions to become a key supplier to the sector for self-driving technology.
According to the sources, Huawei issued a statement in which it announced that the so-called MH5000 module is based on the Balong 5000 5G chip which it had previously launched in January. Based on this chip, Huawei has developed the world’s first 5G car module with high speed and high quality.
The module was launched at the Shanghai Autoshow, which began last week and will end on the 25th of April.
The company said that as an important communication product for future intelligent car transportation, the 5G car module will promote the automotive industry to move towards the 5G era
It said the module will aid its plans to start commercializing 5G network technology for the automotive sector in the Q2.
Huawei has in recent years been testing technology for intelligent connected cars in Chinese cities such as Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Wuxi and has signed cooperation deals with a swathe of car makers including FAW, Dongfeng and Changan.