[Shanghai, China, May 26, 2015] Huawei today announced a partnership with Audi Group to jointly explore the future of interconnected car technology at the Consumer Electronics Show Asia (CES Asia) 2015. Huawei’s LTE modules provide the new Audi Q7 SUV with the ability to support 2G, 3G and 4G networks, TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE standards. Enabling lightning fast data transfers with download speeds of up to 100Mbps, the partnership provides users with internet-enabled key features for an enhanced driving experience.
“We see the unlimited opportunities available in the interconnected car market and we are excited about our partnership with Audi Group,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, Huawei. “By partnering with industry-leading automobile companies like Audi, Huawei aims to bring the best interconnection services and solutions to the next generation of cars, while actively promoting interaction between cars, smartphones, wearables and people, creating a seamless communication experience and driving environment.”
Automobiles are set to become the next big devices after smartphones and wearables as communications between cars and urban infrastructure is realized. One industry report says that 90% of cars will have Internet connectivity by 2020 and that this will be a major element in expanding the Internet of Things. 1
As one of the world's leading luxury car brands, Audi Group represents superior technology and quality standards. In 2014, Huawei was named the official partner for Audi Group for its leading expertise in the telecommunications and interconnected car technology solutions.