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A new report suggests that Huawei is looking at its other options beyond smartphones, and could even launch its own self-driving car
Huawei has hit the headlines several times over the last few months - and not for the best reasons.
The tech giant’s smartphone business took a huge knock, after Google revealed that it was blocking Huawei from using several apps, as well as its operating system, on its phones.
Following the news, it seems that Huawei is looking at its other options beyond smartphones, and could even launch its own self-driving car.
Speaking to the Financial Times , Huawei revealed plans to launch a self-driving car as early as 2021.
Dang Wenshuan, Huawei’s chief strategy architect, explained that Huawei is working with both Audi and Toyota to develop the vehicles.
He said: “From my understanding, we are working together to have a car that will be shipped in the year 2021 or 2022 using these [autonomous driving] components.
"This will be in China, but not only in China . . . it will also be in Europe.”
Mr Wenshuan added that the self-driving cars are likely to launch first in China, as car manufacturers there are ‘moving faster.’
However, if Huawei does launch its own self-driving car, it’ll face stiff competition from several other tech giants.
Google and Uber are just two of the big brands racing to get their self-driving cars on the streets.
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