HiPhi, a subsidiary brand of the Chinese technology group Human Horizons, has announced that its HiPhi 1 will be the first production car in the world to be equipped with 5G technology. The technology will be supplied by China Telecom.
The two partners say they will work together to carry out 5G technology research and implementation in the areas of smart cars, smart transportation and smart cities. The HiPhi 1 is Human Horizons’ first premium all-electric vehicle.
In a press statement, Human Horizons states: ‘The vehicle is able to analyze massive amounts of information and make decisions, utilizing cloud computing with a powerful data analysis engine, to build a truly intelligent and smart vehicle’.
It adds: ‘HiPhi 1 has outstanding capability to connect between cars, roads and cities. It has more than five hundred sensors, and will be the first production car with a 5G-V2X enabled communication network’.
HiPhi 1 is now entering a period of acceleration towards final production which is expected to commence production by the end of this year, with official deliveries in 2021.