Huawei warns managers against push to build connected vehicles

The letter also directly addresses the company’s role and ties to the auto industry: “Huawei will not build complete cars, but will focus on ICT technology to help automakers build good cars and become a provider of incremental components for intelligent connected cars.” 

“Next time, whoever proposes building cars and interferes with [the strategic direction of] the company will be transferred from his post,” the notice warned. 

Citing national security concerns, the U.S, U.K. and Sweden have barred Huawei from participating in the construction of local 5G communication networks. The Trump administration has also blocked Huawei from obtaining chips developed with technologies originated in the U.S.

Huawei remains a clear leader in China as a 5G equipment supplier and smart-phone maker. 

In recent years, the company has signed agreements to help major Chinese automakers FAW Group Corp., Dongfeng Motor Corp., GAC Motor Co., Changan Automobile Co. and others develop intelligent and connected vehicles.  

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