CATL continues expansion.
Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL), Chinese leading power battery maker, signed a cooperation agreement with Huawei, a China-based global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices, on April 17 in Shanghai.
Focusing on R&D, production and marketing of new energy vehicle (NEV) power battery system and energy storage system, CATL is committed to providing best-in-class solutions for global new energy applications. Huawei is dedicated to helping every person, every family and every organization usher in the digital world and building a fully interconnected world. The latest collaboration between the battery maker and the tech giant will vigorously promote the automotive industry’s transformation towards intelligence and electrification.
Huawei attends the Auto Shanghai 2019 as an automotive supplier for the first time. “Huawei currently has no plan to make cars and will focus on ICT technologies to help automakers improve and upgrade cars’ quality and functions,” said Xu Zhijun, rotating chairman of Huawei, in response to the rumor about the company’s car-building intention.
At a tech forum during the auto show, Mr. Xu explained Huawei’s four major solutions that serve the automotive industry. It will provide carmakers with its MDC (mobile data center)-based in-car computing platform and intelligent driving subsystem solutions; the Huawei cloud-based autonomous driving cloud service dubbed Octopus (including training, simulation and testing); the 4G/5G car-borne mobile communication module, T-Box and the in-car network; the HiCar human-vehicle-home seamlessly connected full-scenario solution.