Hyundai outlines smart car development plan

Hyundai is working with global IT and networking companies to develop a hyper-connected and intelligent car concept, intended to bring new values and efficiencies to its customers.

It’s put together a roadmap outlining four main areas in the development of smarter cars. 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 a 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 mid-term, Hyundai Motor Group will concentrate on technologies related to smartphone connectivity and Smart Home Services.

The main areas of research and development include in-vehicle networks for high-speed transfer of large amounts of data, and cloud technology to collect vehicle data. Hyundai will also invest in connected car security.

Along with the roadmap, Hyundai Motor Group will embark on a new era of connecting the ‘Car to Life’. This is a concept of connecting the car to other cars, the office and to the city.

Hyundai will strive towards this through open innovation collaborations with global companies.