DS Automobiles has announced a new luxury car, the DS 7, which is a first to feature Huawei Connected Car Solution. The vehicle was released for pre-ordering on March 20 in China and will be officially launched at the Auto China 2018 exhibition on April 25.
The car was showcased at the Huawei Eco-Partner Conference 2018 and it is the first result of Huawei and Group PSA’s collaboration on the OEM connected car project announced in November 2017. The company says that the latest car will bring intelligence and a luxury car experience to the Chinese consumers. The partnership aims to operate the global platform in eight regions by 2020, serving more than 10 million connected cars in over 170 countries.
“The DS 7 presents five aspects of services: easy travel, security assurance, worry-free car maintenance, interconnected sharing, and a fun lifestyle. We are excited to see how the DS 7 improves human-car interaction.” Services available now include emergency calls, smart parking, car health monitoring, driving behaviour evaluation, news and entertainment, and concierge service. DS will continue to explore and provide a full range of customized services for customers by connecting their car and their life to everything,” said Laurent Fortune, CTO of DS-Connect.
The Huawei Connected Car solution is supported by company’s Internet of Things (IoT) platform, OceanConnect. This solution supports travel services, car maintenance services, fleet management, shared leasing, user-based insurance (UBI), and more. Through this solutions, users can get the updates of the physical car assets from the cloud in a secure, and efficient way. Through the solution, automobile manufacturers can take advantage of valuable data assets, build up their ecosystems, and accelerate business transformation.