[Shanghai, China, May 27th, 2015] HUAWEI and Volkswagen announced plans to cooperate in the area of car connectivity, unveiling technology that integrates smartphone functions with vehicle-mounted systems and allows drivers to use those functions safely while driving.
At the International Consumer Electronics Show Asia in Shanghai this week, HUAWEI and Volkswagen jointly demonstrated a series of apps that safely allow drivers to use GPS navigation systems, play music, send and receive messages, and make phone calls while behind the wheel. The apps support MirrorLink, an open technology standard designed to maximise interoperability between smartphones and vehicle-mounted systems. They cover multiple services including phone calls, SMS, navigation, multimedia, and payment that are all centreed on smartphones.
Sven Patuschka, Executive Vice President for Research and Development of Volkswagen Group China, said: “Our cooperation with HUAWEI will seamlessly blend the capabilities of users’ smartphones with the systems in their cars. All content on the phone will be shown in real time on the car’s infotainment touch screen. The result is smart and convenient interaction between phone and car.”
Richard Yu, CEO of HUAWEI Consumer BG, observed that vehicles are turning out to be the largest mobile smart terminals. With rich experience in vehicle-mounted smart devices, data, and cloud platforms, HUAWEI believes its collabouration with Volkswagen will give drivers a seamless entertainment experience while driving comfortably and safely.
The first locally produced Volkswagen model equipped with MirrorLink is the Lamando, followed by the also locally produced Golf 7. More models will follow. All imported Volkswagen products from the model year 2016 will be equipped with MirrorLink.
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand is one of 12 brands belonging to the Volkswagen Group. One of the world’s most successful automobile manufacturers, the Group delivered more than 10 million vehicles to customers worldwide last year. Volkswagen entered China almost 32 years ago, and today China is its biggest market worldwide. In 2014, Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 2.76 million cars to Chinese customers.
Meanwhile, the sales revenue of HUAWEI Consumer Business Group (BG) in 2014 was 12.1 billion US dollars, breaking the US$10 billion mark for the first time, with year-on-year growth of 32.6%. In addition to the car connectivity field, HUAWEI is active in wearables and smart homes. The company is establishing a health data platform for wearables, taking advantage of the huge user base of its devices like HUAWEI P8, HUAWEI Mate7, HUAWEI WATCH, HUAWEI TalkBand N1, and smart bracelet HUAWEI TalkBand B2. HUAWEI is seeking cooperation with cross-industry partners to build open and integrated standards for a range of consumer goods.
Shenzhen, China (December 28, 2016) – Ahead of the keynote address by Richard Yu, CEO of HUAWEI Consumer Business Group (CBG) at CES 2017, CBG today announced that the company has shipped more than 10 million HUAWEI P9 / HUAWEI P9 Plus smartphones globally, making it the company’s first flagship series to top the 10 million mark. This is a milestone for HUAWEI both from a product and brand perspective. Despite a sluggish global smartphone market in 2016, the HUAWEI P9 and HUAWEI P9 Plus devices have achieved impressive results in the premium segment; a major breakthrough that proves HUAWEI’s investment in international markets is paying off.
[Wetzlar, Germany, September 23, 2016] HUAWEI and Leica Camera AG today announced they have expanded their strategic collabouration with the establishment of a jointly operated research and innovation centre, the ‘Max Berek Innovation Lab’. The launch comes seven months after the public announcement of their long-term technology partnership in the field of optical engineering, and five months after the launch of the globally successful, multiple-award winning HUAWEI P9 and P9 Plus smartphones.
[Shenzhen, China, October 6, 2016] – Huawei ranked 72 on the Interbrand’s 2016 Best Global Brands report, moving up 16 spots from its ranking in 2015. This is the second consecutive year Huawei has risen on Interbrand’s list since the company became the first mainland Chinese brand to be recognised as a Best Global Brand in 2014.
The award-winning Huawei P9 is now available in Red and Blue, two colours that are set to be staples on the catwalk in 2017Berlin, 1st September 2016: Huawei Consumer Business Group has today announced that its award-winning flagship smartphone, the Huawei P9, is now available in two new colours: Red and Blue. Inspired by the dramatic and colourful world of the Pop Art movement, these vibrant colourways also reflect the passion and glamour of the fashion world. The stunning result is a beautifully-designed phone, packed with impressive features, that is a rallying cry for artists and innovators, and is set to be a staple in your favourite fashion ensembles.
Shenzhen, China (August 15, 2016) – HUAWEI Consumer Business Group (BG) is honored to announce that the HUAWEI P9 has been named ‘European Consumer Smartphone 2016 - 17’ by the European Image and Sound Association (EISA). Furthering its commitment to pursuing the best quality and design without compromise, this is the fourth consecutive year that HUAWEI has been recognised in this category.