China’s Huawei aims to reach driverless car technology in 2025
SHENZHEN/BEIJING (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies, the world’s largest telecoms equipment producer, plans to create autonomous passenger car technology by 2025, according to an official, as the company diversifies its business in the face of US sanctions.
“In 2025, our team’s objective is to achieve completely autonomous passenger cars,” Wang Jun, a senior executive at Huawei’s smart vehicle unit, said at an industry conference.
Hundreds of startups, automakers, and huge technology companies, like Baidu Inc, the world’s largest search engine, are boosting development on self-driving car systems, which are anticipated to revolutionize the transportation business.
Following the imposition of US restrictions on Huawei’s worldwide smartphone business, the company has shifted its focus to smart electric cars. The corporation was labeled a danger to US national security by the previous Trump administration, which it rejects.