Huawei signs connected car deal with General Motors  


Huawei announced its partnership with Shanghai General Motors (GM) to promote the development of interconnected cars.

GM will pre-install Huawei’s telematics solution, which is capable of providing services including 4G network connectivity, location based services (LBS), automatic phone tracking, automatic emergency assistance, remote control etc. in some GM vehicles.

“Vehicles are becoming the next mobile smart device after smartphones. Huawei is focused on creating the network communication capacity that can realize the interconnection of all things,” said Richard Yu, chief executive officer of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group.

Shanghai GM has sold 10 million Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac vehicles in China in early 2015.

A report by Telefonica says 90 percent of cars will have Internet connectivity by 2020.

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