Yesterday, Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, launched the “Petal Travel” taxi app for public beta users. According to the application information, Petal Travel is Huawei’s latest taxi-hailing application. It also aggregates Chinese high-quality online car-hailing suppliers to provide users with taxi-hailing services. Petal Travel now supports cities including Beijing, Shenzhen, and Nanjing. However, Huawei claims that the number of cities that supports Petal Travel will continue to increase.
Judging from the public testing information, the version number of Huawei’s “Petal Travel” fast app is 126.96.36.199 and the size is 73KB. According to the official application description, Petal travel needs Internet connection to work. This is because it will have to obtain the device, network, application operation, location, order as well as account information to provide aggregate taxi services. The application page also shows that Petal Travel uses the Petal Maps map for offering travel services.
Huawei Petal Map
In October 2020, Huawei launched the map application Petal Maps for global users. In December last year, Huawei released the in-vehicle map Petal Maps and launched the AITO M5. The new car also pre-installs the in-vehicle map service – Petal Maps, which officially says “brings the HarmonyOS smart cockpit smart navigation experience to the car owner”. The Huawei Petal Map is a replacement for Google Maps which Huawei users no longer have access to.
After the official launch of Petal Map by Huawei, the service is not available for all Huawei users. This map application is for users of some Huawei phones outside China. According to reports, Huawei Petal Map is now available for download in Huawei’s AppGallery. This Map service is available in over 140 countries and regions outside China. It gives users services such as map positioning, map display, driving navigation, and real-time road conditions. This app is currently compatible with the Huawei Mate 40 series, Huawei P40 series, Mate 30 series and newer Huawei smartphones. All these devices must be running on EMUI 11 and above.