News Xiaomi enters the automotive market with KI – Huami with new cooperation as well
That the Chinese tech giant Xiaomi is investing heavily in artificial intelligence (AI) has not only been known since the AI Translator or the AI Speaker. Xiaomi has also integrated the company’s technologies into the newer smartphones. Now the Chinese want to open up a new market with their Xiao AI Assistant: the automotive industry. Is the Xiaomi car coming soon?
Partnership with China’s largest automobile manufacturer
After Xiaomi announced its cooperation with IKEA a few days ago, the next big hit follows: The company is cooperating with Faw Car, one of China’s largest automobile manufacturers, by equipping their vehicles with the Xiao AI. Together with Faw Car, they want to develop a system that offers “great privacy between user and car”. In the coming weeks you will have to see exactly what this means.
Would you drive a Xiaomi car?
Lei Jun, managing director of Xiaomi, denies rumors about a possible Xiaomi car so far. However, he has also denied the general entry into the automotive industry so far. The very large development team around Xiaomi’s AI, which consists of 1,000 people, is currently working on using and offering the intelligent assistant outside China. It is conceivable that Xiaomi’s car will still come, but not likely in the near future. The cooperation with Faw Car is a first big step in the right direction.
Huami cooperates with aviation companies
Another cooperation with significance: Huami, the Xiaomi partner for “wearable products”, has officially announced a cooperation with Jiutian MSI. Jiutian MSI is a private commercial aviation company founded in June 2015 in China. The company is planning 72 satellites for intelligent logistics and environmental monitoring. Jiutan launched its first satellite in February 2018. How does this fit in with Huami, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of wearables?
In fact, the extent to which both companies want to benefit from each other is not yet known. Huami Smartwatches, which have extremely stable tracking using satellites and technologies, would be conceivable. But the rumor also goes as far as portable devices that can be used to better view the stars and other celestial bodies. We’ll keep you up to date with the latest news.