Rumors that Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s Mobile Device and Smart Car Business Unit, would be joining future iterations of the Xiaomi Auto were shot down.
Recent public statements from Yu Chengdong and Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei are the sole basis for the rumor. Huawei’s official stance on “No Building Cars” must be recalled for context. The company issued this statement to dispel any and all rumors in this area.
Not only that, but the founder and other high-ranking executives at Huawei commanded the Smart Car BU to avoid using the Huawei brand in any way in the vehicle’s design.
Ren Zhengfei has stated that the name “HUAWEI” cannot be used in the marketing or design of automobiles. He also said that the names “Huawei Wenjie” and “Huawei Aito” are off-limits for advertising purposes.
These alterations, according to Yu Chengdong, will only increase the difficulty of our situation. Everyone will get it in a few years! Plan in some time for testing.
Only with profound knowledge and awareness of a sector can we determine its future course. Put it on your calendar and check back in a few years! Yu Chengdgong remarked.
After hearing Yu’s comments, many netizens began spreading rumors that Huawei’s smart vehicle CEO would join forces with Xiaomi Automobile to realize his goal of creating automobiles.
Some Chinese media outlets later reported that Yu Chengdong and Xiaomi’s founder, Lei Jun, had settled their differences and that Yu Chengdong would be given responsibility for Xiaomi’s automobile division.
Some Huawei employees, it is said, have introduced a top-notch R&D system to Xiaomi. As a result, Yu Chengdong of Huawei could instruct Lei Jun in the art of automobile design.
Yu Chengdong’s rapid expansion and new contracts in the Huawei smart car sector since its founding have been a boon to Huawei. As a result, he is a pivotal figure at the Chinese technology company.