Hyundai Motor is collaborating with Cisco to create hyper-connected intelligent cars that boast the safest and most advanced self-driving systems on the market.

The joint program will create a platform optimised for connected cars, which will help enable two-way communication both internally between the car’s system and externally with road infrastructure, other vehicles, internet of Things (loT) devices, and the cloud.

“We are convinced that further synergies will be created as we combine Hyundai Motor’s connected car platforms with Cisco’s network technology,” said Seung Ho Hwang, executive vice president of Hyundai Motor Company.

According to James Peters, VP, automotive and connected car business unit, Cisco, “When you think about how much time we spend in our cars, it’s exciting to consider what can happen when your car truly becomes intelligent. It takes sophisticated networking and integration down to the sensor – and security across the network level to make a hyper-connected car. By combining Hyundai’s leadership in automotive technology with Cisco’s strength in networking and security, we are accelerating the pace of innovation in this exciting space.”

Hyundai Motor unveiled its plans for advanced connected car technology at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this month. The interactive experience featured at the Hyundai Motor booth demonstrates how the ‘hyper-connected car’ will be central to buying greater convenience, comfort and enjoyment to tomorrow’s lifestyles.

Hyundai described four key connected car scenarios that it said will define the experience for its customers:

  1. Fully Autonomous Driving – guarantees the highest levels of driving safety by monitoring traffic conditions, infrastructure information and data from other vehicles.
  2. Smart Traffic – delivers convenience through optimised route guidance based on real-time traffic information, which can reduce congestion and minimise associated social costs that delays can bring.
  3. Intelligent Remote Service – monitors the car’s condition to identify and resolve issues remotely.
  4. ‘Mobility Hub’ – is the heart of the connected car, which provides assistance and infinite amounts of knowledge to connect customers with every aspect of their daily lives.

The connected car platform will evolve to link cars to everything, including homes, offices and even city infrastructure. Through its work with Cisco, Hyundai Motor will aim to have its connected car infrastructure adapt to new innovations in safety, comfort and convenience while encompassing advanced security technologies to aim to reduce hacking vehicle operating systems.

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