BYD Han - HUAWEI and BYD introduced the world's first car running on HarmonyOS
As part of a special event, HUAWEI and Chinese automaker BYD announced the release of the world's first car running the universal operating system HarmonyOS. In addition, it is also the first commercial model based on the HUAWEI HiCar platform, which is a more advanced version of Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay.
The first car to be driven by HarmonyOS is the new BYD Han with support for fifth-generation networks. It is also the first vehicle to use the HUAWEI HiCar platform. Unlike Android Auto and CarPlay, which provide only access to applications through the car multimedia console, the new system allows you to remotely control various functions through a smartphone. For example, using a mobile device, you can unlock and lock doors, raise and lower windows, control the climate and perform other actions.
In the future, the HiCar system will be available on more than 120 car models from more than 30 different car manufacturers, including Audi, BYD, GAC, and BAIC.
In honor of the BYD Han announcement, HUAWEI also showed a special version of the flagship P40 smartphone. Its backside shows the electric car, and the corresponding app for driving is pre-installed in the firmware. Other changes to the device are not reported.
Prices of electric cars and smartphones have not been announced.