Huawei Technologies aims to develop driverless passenger car technology by 2025, an executive said Thursday, as the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker diversifies in the face of U.S. sanctions.
“Our team’s goal is to achieve true driverless passenger cars by 2025,” Wang Jun, senior manager of Huawei’s intelligent vehicle unit, told an industry conference.
Dozens of startups, automakers, and big tech companies like internet research leader Baidu Inc are stepping up work on autonomous vehicle systems that are expected to bring radical change to the transportation industry.
Huawei has gone smart electric vehicles after its global smartphone business was hit by US sanctions. The previous Trump administration called the company a threat to U.S. national security – a charge it denies.