Huawei appointed Wang Jun as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Huawei's Smart Automotive Solutions Business Unit in September 2021.
Wang Jun expressed his views on smart car development at the 17th Super Car Forum on Thursday (20/1/2022). Wang said Huawei's 30 years of experience in the field of information technology will be very helpful when entering the smart car industry.
Wang believes that true self-driving cars will come and change the auto industry forever.
Wang Jun predicts autonomous cars will be present in the next five to ten years and will eventually lead to a paradigm shift in car design. The cockpit is always placed on the driver but after the realization of unmanned driving, the cockpit will be designed around the passengers.
Huawei is known to invest heavily in smart driving technology. In addition, Huawei is also investing in a smart cockpit. The HarmonyOS ecosystem will play a major role in this, making it easier for start-ups to adopt smart communications and technology to build more advanced cockpits.
This already exists in the form of the recently launched Huawei AITO M5. This vehicle was developed by Huawei in conjunction with SERES. The vehicle offers a 10.4-inch curved LCD instrument cluster and a 15.6-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Huawei AITO M5 is also integrated with the HarmonyOS operating system and supports 3D facial recognition.