Most recently, Huawei tacitly launched a new electrical engineering company whose job it is to develop intelligent car software and hardware.
The CEO of the so-called Huawei Electric Technology Co. Ltd. will be none other than Wang Jun, also head of Huawei’s auto division.
As reported by Chinese media, Huawei has already prepared three different operating systems for cars, all of which are specifically focused on promoting intelligent driving and new generation technology.
The new operating systems, named HOS, AOS, and VOS, are intended to serve as the foundation for Huawei’s automotive push as they are designed to help advance the new solutions that Huawei Electric Technology will bring to market in the coming years.
Of the three operating systems, HOS, which stands for HarmonyOS, deserves special attention. If the name sounds familiar, it̵
Huawei is currently trying to develop its own alternative to Android. This new operating system called HarmonyOS is said to offer a similar experience. Huawei hopes the lack of Google services can be addressed with thousands of apps released in its own store recently.
A possible expansion of HarmonyOS beyond smartphones and its introduction in cars could allow Huawei to provide a seamless transition from one device to another, even when customers are on the go. The behind the wheel experience with HarmonyOS is likely based on voice interaction, which makes perfect sense for drivers, but also on new technologies that this start-up company is likely to develop.
Just like with mobile push, the automotive version of HarmonyOS would allow developers to publish their apps in a dedicated store, presumably to give drivers an experience that is fully optimized for driving.