Technology giant takes the lead in automotive connectivity with the LTE Cat4-enabled device
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Huawei unveils its in-car 4G LTE mobile WiFi device, Huawei CarFi, which converts vehicles into WiFi hotspots with download speeds of up to 150 Mbps and connectivity for up to 10 devices. Perfect for multiple, long summer road trips, the device can be easily transferred from one vehicle to another.
“We are becoming increasingly mobile and the demands of a mobile world don’t stop just because it’s summer and almost everyone is on vacation. At Huawei, we aim to always be a step ahead in providing great technology that meets connectivity needs in every aspect of life. Our devices such as the Huawei CarFi make it possible for people to enjoy the freedom of better connectivity on the move,” said Charles Wu, Country Manager, Huawei Technologies Philippines.
Penetration of WiFi in vehicle infotainment system is set to become an important trend. To address this trend and tap the large potentials and opportunities, Huawei CarFi supports lightning fast LTE Cat4 connectivity with industry-leading speeds of 150 Mbps and can also be used to allow up to 10 passengers quick and easy access to networks.
“Automotive connectivity, known in the industry as telematics, is a significant trend that will provide safety, convenience and infotainment in the future,” Wu said.
With its scheduled launch in the Philippines this April 5, 2015, Huawei hopes to tap a huge segment of the market planning for long summer road trips.
“The introduction of the Huawei CarFi hopes not only to offer good internet connection on the road but also road safety. Benefits of using the device include parking assist, emergency rescue, vehicle issue diagnosis, hands-free speech recognition, real time highway condition updates and driving behavior pattern identification to ensure drivers remain safe on the road,” Wu said.
The device will automatically turn off when no WiFi-compatible device is identified, and can still be used to charge other electronic devices even when turned off as long as car is in use.
Batteries are not included, protecting against overheating in hot climates. It also has a built-in self-regulating temperature protection function that automatically lowers the temperature of the device when necessary.
Huawei CarFi fits into the cigarette lighter or in-car charger outlet of a vehicle. Its unified design features “plug and play” functionality that can be turned on with a single long press of the “on” button for added convenience and safety when on the road.
Alternatively, it can also be controlled remotely by Android and iOS smartphones using the ‘Huawei Hilink’ application available to download via all major app stores.
Inspired by the elegant lines of a golf club and created with premium materials, Huawei CarFi features detailed craftsmanship incorporating superior-grade wood and carbon fiber materials for increased durability during everyday use. It comes in three color variations – fashion elite black, warm family wood and dynamic speed red – to complement the interior of most vehicles.
CarFi is available on Lazada and all Huawei Brand Shops. It is compatible with all car models from leading automobile manufacturers that feature a cigarette lighter or in-car charger outlet.