Huawei’s smart car tech offers automakers route to China sales

It’s taken Huawei just four years to become a force in smart car technology, navigating the devastation of trade sanctions on its smartphones business while simultaneously developing a driver assistance system that is the darling of the Beijing auto show.

Huawei Technologies (HWT.UL) has two huge booths at this week’s event, and there are at least seven Chinese automakers touting its Qiankun installed in their cars as the most sophisticated advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) to date.

Even Germany’s Volkswagen will equip its China-made, China-bound Audi Q6L e-tron with Qiankun upon the car’s 2025 launch, in Huawei’s first deal with a foreign automaker, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

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