Today at the Consumer Electronics Show, Hyundai detailed plans for its "hyper-connected" car via a partnership with internet networking giant Cisco. The pair first partnered in 2016 to build an in-car network for over-the-air system updates and now plans to offer the first "hyper-connected" production car in 2019.
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The focus of the group's latest project is to develop technology solutions for in-vehicle data demands, which are forecast to increase in a big way thanks to advances in autonomous driving systems.
According to the companies, the new Software Defined Vehicle platform will provide "highly secure access to all the data in the vehicle. The platform utilizes the first generation of 1-Gbps architectures and automotive ethernet with [quality of service] networking, which allows for maximized bandwidth, more capabilities." They also said the technology is very configurable and secure.
Practical applications include connection to vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems, as well as vehicle-to-everything, or V2X, communication, for use in autonomous driving situations with smart traffic signs. Currently, Cadillac's CTS uses V2V technology, and the automaker is testing vehicle-to-infrastructure technology, specifically with traffic signals.
Hyundai says it also has plans to develop other connected-car technologies, including smartphone and smart-home connected services, intelligent remote support, fully autonomous driving, smart traffic functionality and mobility hubs. Check out more from CES.
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