Huawei to develop radar systems for self-driving cars, ceo says

A FILE PHOTO of A Huawei logo is pictured at the Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, on July 22, 2019. (REUTERS photo/Aly Song, File/Photo

BEIJING (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd will make the most of the 5G technologies, and to develop a sixth sense for self-driving cars, and the vice-president told in a conference, as the Chinese manufacturer looks to play a bigger role in the automotive industry.

Huawei will build an “ecosystem” of the car has sensors, and Xu Zhijun, current holder of the company’s rotating presidency, told a Beijing conference on intelligent, connected vehicles for on Tuesday.

Huawei will make the most of the 5G technology are developing a millimeter-wave radar and a laser radar system, Xu said, without giving a timeframe for the development of the product.

The global vehicle manufacturers and technology companies have billions of dollars on a vehicle that is able to drive.

Industry insiders, however, there are some that it will be years before the industry has reached “Level 4”, or self-employed standards, or such that the vehicles are capable of handling all of the aspects of the drive, in most cases, without the need of human intervention.

A Millimeter-wave radar and laser radar sensors are used by the self-driving car manufacturers to gather information on the vehicles and the surrounding area.

Huawei’s move comes as China is making a big push in order to keep pace with the United States is in a global race to develop self-driving cars.

In April, they launched 5G communications hardware for the automotive industry.

Reporting Yilei Sun, and, by Brenda Goh; editing by Jason Neely

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