In order to accelerate developments in terms of connected car tech, Hyundai is collaborating with Cisco, the large IT & Networking Equipment company.
Initially, the focus will be on next-gen in-vehicle networks, optimizing the transmission and reception of data within the vehicle. With the help of this technology, not only will data be transmitted and received faster, but each subsystem inside the vehicle will ultimately communicate more effectively.
The two companies will also create a testing environment for vehicle simulation, while Hyundai will go on to invest in cloud, big data analytics and connected car security tech, increasing their budget for R&D.
“Future connected cars will open new innovations in quality, safety, and security, as never before,” said Hyundai vice chairman Euisun Chung. “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.”
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins was also quoted as saying that “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.”
This announcement comes right on the heels of the so-called Connected Car Roadmap, which the Korean automaker detailed earlier this month.