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Hyundai Motor and Cisco partner on connected car

William Payne
April 27, 2016
 
Korean car maker Hyundai Motor is partnering Cisco to develop connected car technology. The collaboration will focus on developing high-speed in-vehicle networks. The development is part of Hyundai Motor’s strategy of building technology partnerships to create an industry-leading connected car platform.

Hyundai Motor Vice Chairman Euisun Chung and Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins met in Seoul to agree the partnership.

Hyundai Motor will initially focus on the next generation of in-vehicle networks at the core of connected car technology, optimising the transmission and reception of data within the vehicle.

Hyundai Motor and Cisco will collaborate to create a testing environment for vehicle simulation. The companies will cooperate on basic research to thoroughly analyze the flow of data and verify new technologies for connected cars. Moreover, Hyundai Motor will invest in cloud, big data analytics and connected car security technologies, with huge investment in research and development.

Hyundai Motor recently outlined its Connected Car Roadmap, introducing four main service fields as part of its “Hyper-connected Intelligent Cars” concept. The mid- to long- term development focus includes: smart remote maintenance service, autonomous driving, Smart Traffic, and connectivity Mobility Hub, all of which will benefit from continued R&D investment in the fields of in-vehicle networks, cloud and big data analytics and connected car security technologies.

“Future connected cars will open new innovations in quality, safety, and security, as never before. By expanding time and space, more safety will be guaranteed for our customers. Hyundai Motor will provide new values that go beyond our customers’ expectations in safety, quality and security through cooperating with Cisco. This collaboration will be a chance to bring closer the Hyundai Motor-led future of connected cars and shift paradigms of new mobility,” said Euisun Chung, Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor.

Mr Chong and Mr Robbins paid a visit to the startup that created the simulation testing environment for the connected car project in order to share and discuss the advancement in the research, and showed interest in fostering a startup-friendly environment.

“This is truly an exciting time to collaborate with Hyundai Motor. Digital disruption into the automotive industry is being driven by technologies that are creating new user experiences; and our leadership in the areas of connected vehicles, security, and large-scale communication technologies will be crucial to establishing an industry-leading platform. Cisco is honored to join efforts with Hyundai Motor on the Connected Car initiative, and to play our part in the automotive industry’s evolution,” said Mr Robbins.