"Huawei does not make cars. Focusing on ICT, Huawei aims to enable car OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to build better vehicles," said Huawei Rotating Chairman Eric Xu in a keynote speech delivered at the 2019 International Auto Key Tech Forum.
Xu explained this strategic choice that Huawei made "in the face of evolutionary changes."
"Based on ICT, Huawei aims to be a digital car oriented and new-added components provider," he said.
The Huawei chairman noted that automotive industry is increasingly turning to information and communication technology (ICT) as a new key technology.
"Together with the deep convergence of automotive and ICT, the intelligent connected electric vehicle emerges as a new revolutionary development engine of human society, with its impact going far beyond the two industries themselves," he continued.
As a global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, Huawei said this is what it can offer to the OEMs of cars:
-MDC (Mobile Data Center) in-vehicle computing platform and intelligent driving subsystem solution
-Octopus: Huawei Cloud based cloud service for autonomous driving (training, simulation, testing)
-4G/5G in-vehicle communication module/T-Box, network solutions
-HUAWEI HiCar people-car-home connectivity solution for all scenarios