What do you do when you don’t have a new flagship phone to present at MWC? Make a show like Huawei did, enabling the Huawei Mate 10 pilot a car using AI.
Huawei stole the MWC 2018 attention with the RoadReader project, using the Huawei Mate 10 Pro to control a driverless Porsche Panamera.
We can’t believe we didn’t see this coming, especially since Huawei has been selling the Mate 10 Porsche Design for quite some time!
Using object recognition originally included in the Mate 10 Pro, Huawei trained the Mate 10 Pro to pilot an actual car without a driver present.
The even more amazing feat is the short amount of time Huawei took to develop the RoadReader project.
It happened so fast, although there were all kinds of obstacles on the road to avoid.
The entire process entailed just five weeks of development.
“The next element that’s more intelligent is then that information is used by the car to allow it to maneuver accordingly. The fact that this is built into the phone means that that recognition happens in a heartbeat,” Peter Gauden, global senior Product Marketing manager at CBG London Hub, Huawei Technologies, said in this impressive video.
As ZDNet highlights, it’s a great step into Huawei’s partnership with Chinese search engine Baidu to create an open mobile AI ecosystem. Combining HiAI from Huawei with Baidu Brain and Baidu’s PaddlePaddle deep learning platform, the companies aim to shape the AI area in the near future.
Moreover, Baidu is also working on driverless cars, so Huawei will definitely help them with that.
The MWC 2018 Huawei 10 Pro driving a Porsche is just the flashiest demo we’ve seen from them!