Huawei demos proof of concept driverless car in 5 weeks

Huawei showcases driverless Porsche Panamera driven by the Mate 10 Pro, leveraging the smartphone’s powerful computer chip and AI (Artificial Intelligence) engine.

Huawei boasts that it is the first mobile device manufacturer in the world to use an AI-powered smartphone to drive a car.

Huawei boasts that it is the first mobile device manufacturer in the world to use an AI-powered smartphone to drive a car.

The aim of the “RoadReader” project is to push the boundaries of Huawei’s object recognition technology and put the learning capabilities, speed and performance of its AI-powered devices to the test.

The AI engine in the Huawei Mate 10 Pro transforms the Porsche Panamera into a driverless vehicle that does not just see, but also understands its surroundings.

“Our smartphone is already outstanding at object recognition. We wanted to see if in a short space of time we could teach it to not only drive a car, but to use its AI capabilities to see certain objects, and be taught to avoid them. If our technology is intelligent enough to achieve this in just 5 weeks – what else can it make possible?” said Andrew Garrihy, Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei Western Europe.

This means that it can distinguish between 1,000s of different objects including a cat and a dog, a ball or a bike and learn to take the most appropriate course of action.

Huawei’s “RoadReader” project takes advantage of the AI capabilities already in the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.

As a consumer smartphone, the device uses AI to automatically recognise objects like cats, dogs, food, and other objects – to help people take pictures like a pro when using the camera in the phone..

Most autonomous cars currently being developed rely on the computing power of purpose built chips developed by third party technology providers.

For “RoadReader”, Huawei used technology already available in its smartphones.

Huawei will be showcasing the RoadReader project and the vehicle’s capabilities at a two-day event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (MWC) from 26th to 27th February 2018.

Delegates will be invited to test ‘drive’ the car themselves, teaching it to identify and manoeuvre around certain objects.

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