Petal Maps, Huawei’s navigation system, signed a memorandum of understanding with Tawasal, a leading communications technology innovator in the UAE, on December 26. The goal of the collaboration is to provide improved map services for users of both parties who are expanding internationally. The signing ceremony was attended by Abdul Jabbar Al Sayegh, Head of Tawasal and Eric Tan, Director of Cloud Services, Outbound Business and Solutions at Huawei.
Tawasal SuperApp is a groundbreaking app that offers a lifestyle social platform based in Abu Dhabi that operates and is available internationally. Founded in 2022, Tawasal Information Technology has quickly become a leader in the IT industry. It currently provides services to more than 2.5 million users. Through the application itself, Tawasal is committed to providing reliable, easy-to-use, high-level solutions that keep pace with the rapidly changing digital world.
Through this strategic collaboration, Tawasal will provide Petal Maps with local GPS trajectories, road data, 360° panoramic street photos and other detailed local information. This partnership will further enrich Petal Maps global data ecosystem, support end users as well as Chinese car companies in their global expansion. At the same time, Petal Maps’ global map platform capabilities will assist Tawasal in providing a more convenient and efficient travel experience for its local public in the Middle East region, meeting the travel needs of travelers and ensuring effective support for local business promotion services.
Fostering a global data ecosystem to facilitate efficient global expansion for Chinese automotive companies
Petal Maps actively collaborates with global ecological partners, supplementing and improving global data through ecological co-building. Currently, more than 320 million POI (point of interest) data has been accumulated, creating competitive products for Chinese automobile companies expanding abroad. At the Huawei Developer Conference 2023 (Huawei Developer Conference – HDC), which was held in August this year, the outbound strategy of the HMS for Car service was proposed for the first time.
In addition to cooperating with advantageous products such as Petal Maps, HMS for Car will provide one-stop services together with leading product capabilities and experience, rich environmental capability from abroad, and Huawei cloud computing based on cooperation, ensuring the efficient global expansion of Chinese automobile companies.
This innovative collaboration between Tawasal and Petal Maps represents an exciting milestone in the exploration of the Middle East market. At the same time, it encourages a joint commitment in building a global solution in vehicles with recognized partners and ensures a better user experience. Looking ahead, Petal Maps remains committed to improving its ecosystem of global data and services by supporting China’s automotive industry partners to achieve extraordinary success on a global scale.