Huawei privately pitched Ottawa on 5G drone taxis, robots and self-driving cars

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Huawei technology can fuel mass adoption of drone taxis, robots and self-driving cars, according to a private report the company presented to the federal government about its 5G ambitions.

The Chinese tech giant’s October 2017 presentation, obtained through an access-to-information request, lays out a number of the company’s specific goals—such as having certain kinds of self-driving trucks on the road by 2020.

The report also outlines the company’s global research and development aspirations in areas including drones, smart manufacturing, virtual and augmented reality and remote surgery.

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