A computer on wheels
HYUNDAI Motor Group has presented its road map for connected car development, paving the way for new innovations in vehicle connectivity.
Hyundai will collaborate with leading global IT and networking companies to develop its “Hyperconnected and Intelligent Car” concept, with research and development focused on bringing new values and efficiencies to the lives of customers.
Along with the road map, Hyundai Motor Group plans to embark on a new era of connecting the “Car to Life”, as cars are increasingly at the centre of our lifestyles. This initiative will provide users with a hub of knowledge, plus the ability to analyse and utilise all information to enhance owners’ lives.
The Hyper-connected and Intelligent Car goes beyond converging communications technology and the vehicle, to becoming a high-performing computer on wheels.
This is a concept of connecting the car to other cars, the office and to the city. In other words, Hyundai will connect cars to life.
The road map outlines four main service fields that will help develop more intelligent cars that can receive and utilise data faster than before. The mid- to long-term development focus includes a range of key features, including smart remote maintenance services, autonomous driving, Smart Traffic and a connected mobility hub that provides security and data management for all elements of the connected car.
More specifically, the smart remote maintenance service will remotely diagnose and fix vehicle issues before they become apparent. Autonomous driving provides utmost safety by connecting the vehicle to city and road infrastructure. Smart Traffic reduces congestion, speeds up journeys and minimises social costs by considering traffic and road conditions.
Lastly, the connected mobility hub will feature a mobile hub with strong computing power to make daily life and interaction with the car and its surroundings, smarter. In the short- to midterm, Hyundai Motor Group will concentrate on technologies related to smartphone connectivity and Smart Home Services, while establishing the core infrastructure that will provide the foundation for future developments. In order to incorporate increasingly complex features in its road map, Hyundai will prioritise early investment in these selected areas.
The main areas of the research and development focus include in-vehicle networks for highspeed transfer of large amounts of data, and cloud technology to collect vehicle data and provide computing power. Hyundai will also research big data analytics that will allow large data sets to be used effectively, and it will invest in connected car security, essential for protecting the integrity of a complicated platform hosting varying technologies.
Hyundai will bring the future of connected cars closer by codeveloping connected car technologies through open innovation collaborations with global companies.
The connected car road map will concentrate on industry leading research and development to foster new talents that will change the way customers interact with their cars and the world around them.
With previous experience in this field, Hyundai Motor Group has already established the Cloud system, which puts the core infrastructure of connected cars into place. Meanwhile, a group of data scientists has helped Hyundai to specialise in data analytics since 2013.
The company is using big data in various areas to enhance research and development and products, and also to gather customers’ opinions.
The car is the last frontier to bridge the missing link in future connected life. Hyundai Motor Group’s connected car road map will accelerate the development of new technologies that help place mobility at the centre of customers’ lives.
Hyundai outlines its road map for connected cars that can receive and use data faster than before
Hyundai IT engineers test a vehicle’s ability to hyper connect.