• Nokia to provide 5G trial network to FAW’s Changchun campus for joint research on 5G and other digital technologies to accelerate FAW’s use of industrial IoT (IIoT) and smart manufacturing
  • As well as 5G technology, Nokia will provide the FAW Group with security, big data, augmented/virtual reality, and AI technology to aid in the development of smart-connected cars and autonomous driving

Nokia announced that it has signed a strategic MoU with FAW Group, the Chinese state-owned automotive manufacturing company. Together they will carry out joint research in smart connected cars, industrial IoT (IIoT), smart manufacturing and digital transformation. Nokia will deploy a 5G trial network on FAW’s Changchun campus to support R&D in autonomous driving and connected car applications. Nokia will also cooperate with FAW to develop solutions critical to its digital transformation such as data centers, cloud, big data, and 5G network slicing solutions.

The FAW Group is China’s oldest automobile company. It produces passenger cars, buses and coaches, and commercial trucks. The Chinese automotive sector is quickly pivoting to electric and autonomous vehicles and the FAW Group intends to ensure its dominant position by taking a lead in cutting edge digital technologies such as autonomous driving, as well as revolutionizing its manufacturing processes with IIoT and smart manufacturing.

Nokia will provide a trial 5G network based on the Nokia commercial 5G solution. It will also provide security, big data, cloud, and 5G slicing technology. Nokia technology will be leveraged by the FAW group as part of its digital transformation. Nokia will provide the end-to-end system integration, helping FAW to implement smart manufacturing with automation solutions such as autonomous AGVs, AR/VR machine vision and AI-enhanced quality inspection.