Huawei surprised MWC 2018 audiences by not releasing a new flagship phone and instead showing off its Mate 10 Pro smartphone as the brain of an autonomous Porsche. This new tech was not meant to show Huawei's interest in autonomous vehicles, but instead was a way for the company to flaunt its new ambitious AI. The use of a vehicle was only meant to show just how powerful the AI is, with Huawei's reasoning's falling along the lines of 'if it can drive a car, it must be a pretty good phone.' While the test did not involve a particularly hard course, the AI has performed admirably so far in avoiding obstacles in the way of the autonomous Porsche.
The brain behind the Mate 10 Pro driven autonomous Porsche is Huawei's Kirin 970 chip, which is said to contain enough processing power to analyze 2,00 images per minute. The drive demo at MWC 2018 The smartphone was accompanied by a roof mounted camera, and after an initial testing phase the AI was able to accurately maneuver the autonomous Porsche whithout and incidents on the course.
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Huawei is Using Its AI in an Autonomous Porsche at MWC 2018
Justin Lam — February 27, 2018 — Autos