BAIC and Huawei have teamed up to make electric vehicles under the BAIC brand. Huawei is taking on driver assistance technology and infotainment and it looks like this partnership will spawn another automotive brand.
According to a report from IT Home, the two companies will again collaborate with Huawei to take on distribution responsibilities. The new brand will be available exclusively through Huawei’s network of showrooms.
Huawei will be in charge of technology through the Huawei DriveONE platform while BAIC will supply manufacturing.
The platform used is called Jihu and is the same platform used on the Wenje and Jihu vehicles but it appears that the Jihu brand will be rebranded.
The Huawei Inside platform will of course be used too, the platform is quickly being embraced by several brands in their vehicles. HarmonyOS plays a big role and supports Huawei Inside which enables connections between smart cars, phones and homes.
The public is waiting for vehicles equipped with the latest technology and with advanced ADAS and autonomous driving capabilities.
That hasn’t stopped him from seeing the growing demand for smart electric cars. The company is clearly leveraging its existing distribution network and with its HarmonyOS it makes a lot of sense to sell cars and phones under the same roof. This isn’t the first time this has been done either – the Avatr 11 is already planned for sale in some of the most prestigious locations.