Huawei Map Kit is preparing mobile application – a competitor for Google Maps. Huawei has announced plans to release the Map Kit, which will compete with Google Maps. True, it is not for a wide range of users.
The company’s desire to create its own similar product is dictated by the sanctions of the US government, because of which in the future smartphones of the Chinese corporation there will be no Google applications. This program, called the Huawei Map Kit, is intended for developers who will create their own applications on its basis. That is, users cannot directly work with it.
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Huawei Map Kit is reportedly planning to use its telecommunication base stations located in several countries to complement satellite positioning for the mapping service. The service will also be connected to local mapping services. It is promised that the program will be able to cover 150 countries and regions, and will be available in 40 languages.
According to Zhang Pigan, president of cloud services at Huawei Consumer Business Group, Map Kit will allow monitoring the status of traffic in real time. The program has a highly developed navigation system that recognizes even when the car is being reconstructed from one lane to another. Also, the program is promised support for AR-mapping. It is reported that a full release of new items will be held in October.