South Korea’s largest automaker Hyundai Motor Co. will join hands with Cisco Systems Inc., a California-based leading information technology (IT) and networking equipment supplier, to speed up development of its connected car technology.
According to the company, Hyundai Motor Vice Chairman Chung Euisun and Chuck Robbins, Cisco’s CEO, on recently met at Hyundai Motor’s headquarters in Yangjae-dong where they agreed to co-develop connected cars, via in-vehicle network technology that optimizes transferring bigger volume of data at a faster pace. The technology is essential for the upcoming era of a connected car that requires transmission of a large volume of data.
“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 Chung.
Cisco CEO Robbins also said, “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.”
The two companies will also work together on a connected car simulation project and allow Korean startups to join them to create the connected car ecosystem. They will jointly conduct studies to analyze the data flow in various different cases to come up with best technologies for future cars.
Hyundai Motor recently set forth its roadmap to develop connected cars, with “Hyper-connected Intelligent Cars” concept – which aims to connect cars to everyday lives.
The South Korean auto giant seeks to pursue four main goals – smart remote maintenance service, autonomous driving, smart traffic and connectivity mobility hub – along the way, as its connected car is gradually brought to life.
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