Google Maps currently dominates online card services, but Huawei plans to compete with its own service.
According to China Daily, a new Huawei card will be called Card set and is not intended for direct use by the user. Instead, it positions itself as a tool for computer developers.
Huawei Map Kit will offer the terms of real-time traffic and augmented reality features, among others. It will be available in 40 languages and is scheduled to launch in October this year.
Russian internet giant and map service provider Yandex and US travel booking website Booking Holdings would be among the software companies working with Huawei on this map service, according to a source familiar with the matter.
The measure is crucial to maintaining the popularity of Huawei smartphones abroad. Zhang Pingang, one of Huawei's executives, says more than 50% of mobile applications are location-based services that depend on mapping capabilities, the release notes.
Washington blacklisted Huawei in May, forbidding it to buy US technology without specific government approval. Later, some US suppliers gradually resumed their sales to Huawei, but the Chinese company still does not have access to important US technologies such as updates to the Android operating system or Google Maps.