Published on April 6th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Hyundai Establish Roadmap For Connected Car Development
Hyundai Motor Group has presented its roadmap for connected car development, paving the way for new innovations in vehicle connectivity. Hyundai Motor Group will collaborate with leading global IT and networking companies to develop its ‘Hyper-connected and Intelligent Car’ concept.
Along with the roadmap, 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. The ‘Hyper-connected and Intelligent Car’ goes beyond converging communications technology and the vehicle to become a ‘High-Performing Computer on Wheels’. This is a concept of connecting the car to other cars, the office and to the city.
The roadmap outlines four main service fields that will help develop smarter, more intelligent cars that can receive and utilise data faster than ever 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, each area of focus can be elaborated as such:
Smart remote maintenance service: Able to remotely diagnose and fix vehicle issues before they become apparent
Autonomous driving: Provides utmost safety by connecting a vehicle to city and road infrastructure
Smart Traffic: Assists to reduce congestion, speed-up journeys and minimise social costs by considering traffic and road conditions
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 mid-term, 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.
The main areas of R&D focus include in-vehicle networks for high-speed 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.
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.