Huawei’s plans go much beyond dethroning Samsung as the world’s #1 smartphone producer. The Chinese firm also desires to try its luck in the automotive sector, and will current its 1st automobile prototype at the Shanghai Vehicle Present, which runs from 16 to 25 April.

Earlier this month Huawei and Dongfeng, a Chinese car or truck producer, signed an agreement with the Xiangyang authorities well worth all over 3 billion yuan (nearly 450 million US pounds).

This agreement is based on the development of clever platforms for vehicles, logistics and 5G on board autonomous vehicles. No exact specifics have been supplied, but it appears that the two Asian businesses are operating on a alternative with wireless connectivity and cloud abilities.

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A possible Apple Vehicle layout. / © 9to5 Mac

During the signing ceremony, a minibus model was demonstrated, so this is likely close to the prototype we will see at the Shanghai Motor Clearly show. Obviously, 5G connectivity will be the foundation of this new undertaking.

Huawei is not the only smartphone company getting into the automotive globe. Just a couple of times ago, we noticed what Xiaomi’s first car seemed like in alliance with Bestune. This motor vehicle, a 143 hp SUV named Bestune T77, is now only accessible in China. In addition, we have been waiting around for Apple’s moves for a long time. Although no great specifics are recognised, the Cupertino business is doing work on the development of its own vehicle, definitely autonomous, as portion of Job Titan.

Do you imagine it can be a very good plan for Huawei to also manufacture motor vehicles? Allow us know.

Daniel Calvo