Map Kit will be connected to local mapping services and covers 150 countries and regions. The US travel aggregator website Booking Holdings is among the software companies that are partnering with Huawei on the mapping service, a source familiar with the matter told China Daily.
Huawei Map Kit will be available in 40 languages. It will offer real-time traffic conditions and a highly sophisticated navigation system which can recognize a car changing lanes. It will also support augmented-reality mapping.
The move is part of Huawei's broader push to build a more robust mobile application ecosystem. The company unveiled its in-house operating system HarmonyOS on Friday, and there is a pressing need for it to attract more software developers to make applications for the system.
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