At the 2021 Huawei Smart Manufacturing Data Infrastructure Summit on Wednesday, Chinese technology giant Huawei and SAIC-Volkswagen jointly unveiled the "Full-Stack Integrated Simulation Platform" solution.
It can be applied to scenarios including automotive and aerospace manufacturing industries and is the first of its kind to be applied at scale in China's automotive industry.
It can accelerate autonomous driving R&D and aerospace simulation training, and provide data infrastructure for automotive, aerospace and other manufacturing companies, according to the companies.
Huawei can provide a full-stack integrated simulation platform from L1 infrastructure including compute, storage and networking to L3 communication libraries, compilers, cluster management and professional services.
Huawei also announced on Wednesday that it has entered into a patent licensing agreement with a supplier to the Volkswagen Group.
The agreement includes a Huawei 4G standard-essential patent (SEP) license covering Volkswagen with wireless connectivity.
The agreement is the largest licensing deal Huawei has entered into in the automotive sector to date, the company said.
Huawei expects to license its patents to more than 30 million vehicles based on all the patent licensing agreements signed so far in the automotive sector.
Huawei aims to provide solutions for car companies and has repeatedly said it will not be directly involved in building cars.
As for Huawei's insistence on not building cars, Chi Linchun, president of Huawei Automotive BU MKT and Sales & Service, previously said that Huawei currently does not have the ability to manufacture vehicles and that if Huawei builds cars it will have direct competition for its important customers overseas.
He also said Huawei can currently provide a wealth of solutions for car companies from sensors, computing platforms, chips, and operating systems.