Hyundai is partnering with networking giant Cisco to “accelerate” its progress on connected-car technology.
“This collaboration will be a chance to bring closer the Hyundai Motor-led future of connected cars and shift paradigms of new mobility,” Euisun Chung, vice chairman-Hyundai, says in a statement.
Goals of the Hyundai and Cisco pact include the creation of a vehicle-simulation test environment via cooperation on “basic research to thoroughly analyze the flow of data and verify new technology for connected cars,” Hyundai says.
Earlier this month, Hyundai announced its Connected Car Roadmap, which is focused in the mid- and long-term on autonomous driving and smart-remote maintenance service.
It also aims to establish what the automaker calls Smart Traffic and Mobility Hub. The former is said to connect vehicles to city and road infrastructure to limit congestion and speedup travel, while the latter “will feature a mobility hub with strong computing power to make daily life and interaction with the car and its surroundings smarter.”
The Korean automaker says it is investing in big-data analytics and security technologies for connected cars and wants to increase data transfer speeds of in-vehicle networks, seen as critical for the implementation of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity.
Hyundai’s announcement follows on the heels of Toyota’s pact with Microsoft to develop Internet-connected vehicle services.