China’s Huawei Technologies released on Monday what it said was the world’s 1st 5G communications equipment for the automotive industry, in a sign of its developing ambitions to become a key provider to the industry for self-driving technology.
Huawei declared in an announcement that the so-called MH5000 module is based on the Balong 5000 5G chip which it introduced in January. “Based on this microchip, Huawei has designed the world’s 1st 5G car module with high-speed and high-quality,” it said.
It released the module at the Shanghai Autoshow, which began the final week and runs until Thursday. “As an important communication item for future intelligent car transportation, this 5G car module will market the automotive industry to move towards the 5G era,” Huawei said. It declared the module will aid its offers to begin commercializing 5G coverage technology for the automotive sector in the second half of this year.
The corporation, which is also the world’s greatest telecoms equipment maker, is striving to lead the world race for next-generation 5G coverages but has come under improving scrutiny from Washington which alleges that its tools could be used for espionage. Huawei has regularly denied the allegations.