Huawei partners with SamTech for smart vehicle solutions

Huawei signs MoU with smart vehicle systems integrator to jointly develop solutions

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Huawei partners with SamTech for smart vehicle solutions Huawei and SamTech will jointly develop smart vehicle solutions.
By  Mark Sutton Published  June 12, 2016

Huawei has signed an MoU with smart vehicle systems integrator SamTech Middle East, to develop integrated solutions for the transport sector.

Under the memorandum, SamTech will develop customized applications that integrate with Huawei's connected-vehicle solution to improve public safety and comfort across all forms of transport including buses, taxis and heavy goods vehicles.

The new applications will focus on safety and security services such as in-vehicle video surveillance, accurate passenger tracking, emergency services communication, real-time vehicle health data analysis and multi-media services for passenger's entertainment.

By enabling high-speed internet connectivity to transport vehicles, stakeholders can also access high-definition in-vehicle video surveillance to monitor driver and passenger status, analyse driver performance, highlight potential safety issues such as passengers not wearing seatbelts and even allow for swift connectivity to emergency services in the event of a road collision or accident.

"The regional transport industry is about to make a major leap into the future, with new ICT solutions enabling increased levels of capability in safety, efficiency and comfort," said Safder Nazir, regional vice president of Smart Cities and IoT, Huawei Middle East. "Huawei's connected-in-vehicle solution coupled with SamTech's intelligent software delivers on a key capability for regional smart city initiatives whilst enabling critical control capability for transportation and emergency service stakeholders."

"As a leading system integrator with more than 13 years of regional vehicle tracking expertise, SamTech is well positioned to provide software solutions that add value to Huawei's widely adopted technologies," said Samir I. Abdul Hadi, founder and CEO of SamTech Middle East. "SamTech's innovative solutions and applications are conceived, planned and developed in Dubai to utilize state-of-the-art hardware applications in partnership with leading vendors in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry. We appreciate Huawei's leadership in the intelligent transportation sphere and are proud to be partnering with them in the journey to revolutionize the regional transport landscape."

The connected vehicle solutions are intended for public and private transport fleets, including buses, taxis and good vehicles, and can provide a range of data on vehicles, including real time data on vehicle performance. Connected-in-vehicle solutions are part of Huawei's Smart City solutions portfolio, which includes cloud computing, Big Data, IoT, 5G and SDN.

Huawei recently signed an MoU with Intel to deploy Intel's X86 microprocessors in Huawei's IoT gateway for its Smart Bus Solution. This will provide better performance to a multitude of smart services including in-vehicle video surveillance, accurate passenger tracking, emergency services communication, real-time health data analysis of the vehicle and multi-media services for passenger entertainment.

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