Huawei is participating in the construction of the new demonstrator at SmartFactoryKL. In this interview, Dr. Cesim Demir, CTO Manufacturer and Automotive Solutions, explains why he has long advocated for collaboration with SmartFactoryKL, why he believes Production Level 4 is the right way to go, and how Huawei specifically benefits from working with SmartFactoryKL.

Why did Huawei become a Silver Partner in the development of the new demonstrator for HM 2020?

Huawei is a leading global provider of ICT technologies and infrastructure (for example, Edge, AI, 5G, Wi-Fi6) and our aim is to further develop these technologies based on realistic scenarios of future production.

How is the Technology Initiative an important (strategic) partner to Huawei?

Huawei sees great potential in the partnership and the joint evaluation and further development of new technologies in the field of the networked digital factory, or smart factory. SmartFactoryKL is a strategic partner because of its network of about 50 members from industry and science.

What is Huawei’s technical contribution to the new demonstrator?

Huawei provides major elements of infrastructure in the areas of LTE, 5G, and AI embedded Edge computing for autonomous production.

What are Huawei’s goals at Hannover Messe 2020?

The Hanover Trade Fair is an important platform for presenting the industrial scenarios of the future and the potential uses of technologies like 5G, Wi-Fi 6, AI, Edge Computing, etc. We hope to position Huawei‘s artificial intelligence and network solutions as a significant contribution towards enabling “trustworthy” development of AI for production and vertical industries, to quote the term as used in the new EU Whitepaper.

About Huawei

HUAWEI is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, founded in 1987. Huawei is committed to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. Huawei has nearly 194,000 employees, and operates in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world. Huawei‘s end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, Huawei creates lasting value for its customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes. At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. Huawei invests heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward with its 16 R&D Institutes & Centers/Offices and 36 Joint Innovation Centers around the world. Huawei’s European R&D Center is located in Munich/Germany.

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