Technology is growing at a faster pace than ever before, expanding to wearable devices, smart homes and connected cars.
With all this expansion comes a need for increased connectivity, something that Huawei is addressing with the announcement of its LTE Cat-4 CarFi.
What is CarFi you ask?
Fitting into the cigarette lighter or in-car charger outlet of a vehicle, Huawei CarFi is a device which converts vehicles into WiFi hotspots on wheels for added convenience in daily life. Delivering download speeds of up to 150 Mbps and connectivity for up to 10 devices, Huawei CarFi can be easily transferred from one vehicle to another. The unified design of Huawei CarFi 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.
“At Huawei, we aim to be one step ahead in providing great technology that meets connectivity needs in every aspect of life. As a leader in mobile broadband delivering next-generation LTE networks, Huawei devices such as Huawei CarFi Make it Possible for people to enjoy the freedom of connectivity on the move,” said Steven Liu, Vice President of Mobile Broadband and Home Product Line, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “Automotive connectivity, known in the industry as telematics, is a significant trend that will provide safety, convenience, and infotainment in the future.”
CarFi will be available in South Africa before the end of this year.
According to Huawei, it is compatible with all car models from leading automobile manufacturers that feature a cigarette lighter or in-car charger outlet.