Baojun, a joint venture between General Motors and SAIC Motor, released on Sunday their RC-6 vehicle, fully equipped with Huawei’s latest in-car technology including AI voice control, intelligent driving, networking and image recognition. The RC-6’s camera can detect fatigue, and also supports gesture control.
HiCar was first introduced at Huawei’s Development Conference in August, and will be featured on all new vehicles to be released by Baojun starting in March 2020. Baojun has also been cooperating with other companies to enhance their technology ecosystem, including iQiyi, Suning, Ctrip, Meituan, and Baidu Cloud.
Since 2013, Huawei has been developing and increasing their capabilities in automotive ICT solutions. Huawei and Baojun continue to test next-generation automobile connectivity, in eager anticipation of the increasing proliferation of 5G and other autonomous driving advancements.
Xu Jingjin, director of smart travel for Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, confirmed that HarmonyOS, Huawei’s recently developed in-house operating system, is used in the HiCar system. HarmonyOS is optimized for use in devices other than smartphones, to enhance Huawei’s overall consumer-facing ecosystem.
Within the Internet of Things ecosystem, the demand for connected vehicles is expected to grow, with the global connected passenger car market expected to reach $75 billion by 2023.