Huawei HiCar: what it is, how it works and the supported smartphones of the Android Auto rival

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The automotive sector is certainly one of the sectors in which Huawei is entering by providing both production and software services. In the beginning, however, the Chinese giant launched its own interface di infotainment to smart car Huawei HiCar, of which we explain what it is, how it works and above all which smartphones have the support for what we can define the rival of Android Auto.

Huawei HiCar: this is how the smart car interface works

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So let's start, first of all, by asking ourselves what it is Huawei Hicar? Born in 2019, the system interface developed for smart car di Huawei was born as a Chinese alternative to products now integrated practically everywhere like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and to a lesser extent too Mirror Link. It allows a series of operations useful to the driver who can extricate himself without taking his eyes off the road.

How does Huawei HiCar work?

After learning what it is, what are the operations it can do Hicar? Like the other colleagues mentioned above, the software di infotainment of the brand allows you to manage multimedia content such as music, but also i geolocation services as the maps but also telecommunication services such as telephone calls through a series of applications deriving from smartphone which connects to the smart car and therefore carries out a portability process that is like having it on the car.

With the arrival of HarmonyOS, this thing has been totally amplified and Hicar has assumed a decisive importance in the expansion project of the proprietary operating system. So much so that Huawei launched the Smart Screen with the system pre-installed to allow you to use the intelligent functions even in cars that cannot rely on the default interface.

Which Huawei and Honor smartphones are supported?

Il support to Huawei HiCar, at least initially, it was supposed to be aimed only at the top range of the brand, but it seems that there are others smartphone of the company, including Honor, which are compatible with the smart car navigation system. Let's look at them in detail.

  • Huawei: Mate 40, 40 Pro, 40 Pro +, 40 RS, Mate X, Xs, Mate 30, 30 Pro, 30 RS, 30E Pro 5G, Mate 20, 20 RS, 20 Pro, 20X, 20X 5G, Mate RS, Mate 10, 10 Pro, P40 Pro +, P40 Pro, P40, P30 Pro, P30, P20 Pro, P20, Nova 7 Pro, 7, 7 SE, 7 SE 5G, Nova 6 5G, 6, Nova 5 Pro, 5, 5i Pro , Nova 4;
  • Honor: V30 Pro, V30, V20, V10, X10, X10 Max, Magic 2, 30 Pro +, 30 Pro, 30, 30S, 20 Pro, 20S, 20, 10.

Huawei HiCar in Italy

Currently, although many of the supported smartphones are permanently present in our country, there is no news regarding the arrival of the system for smart car Huawei HiCar in Italy. The hope is that over time a updating via OTA (as in China), for cars equipped with infotainment, which therefore brings support also to our latitudes.

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