Hyundai teams up with Cisco Systems

  

Hyundai teams up with Cisco Systems

Hyundai motors has formed a partnership with Cisco with regard to car technology, they are specifically looking at how to connect cars on the road to the Internet. The South Korean carmaker said earlier this year it was looking for someone to help it develop what it is calling “hyper connected intelligent cars” as a long-term project pushing eventually towards driverless vehicle technology. The competition to control and produce the first effective driverless vehicle is becoming extremely intense with more and more vehicle manufacturers partnering up with tech giants, it seems all of them believe that controlling this emerging market is a future massive income earner.

Hyundai Motor Company and Cisco today revealed a new technology roadmap that will enable next-generation in-vehicle networking with security. In addition, the companies shared their timeline for commercial deployment of ‘hyper-connected' production vehicles, slated for 2019. Technology advancements from the collaboration will enable Hyundai and Cisco to disrupt auto industry at a faster pace.

This unique automotive and IT collaboration is focused on technology solutions for in-vehicle data demands, which will increase exponentially with autonomous driving and other connectivity needs. The focus for Hyundai and Cisco is moving away from restrictive CAN (Controller Area Network) systems, to Ethernet communications, which boast processing speeds of up to 1Gbps. Ethernet-based software also supports integrated data control, which allows for flexible expansion of connections to handle large data sets coming from various components in the vehicle simultaneously.

Hyundai and Cisco have created a new platform that provides highly secure access to all the data in the vehicle. The platform utilizes the first generation of 1Gps architectures and Automotive Ethernet with QoS, which allows for maximized bandwidth, more capabilities. It's highly configurable and secure – and offers the flexibility to design and build new services. It will also accelerate innovation, provide ‘over the air updates', and shorten the lifecycle in bringing new capabilities to market.

“Hyundai Motor Group's ongoing collaboration with top global technology companies is a testament to our ‘Open Innovation' spirit that will prepare us for continued leadership as transportation and mobility undergo an unprecedented evolution,” said Seung-ho Hwang, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Motor Group's Auto Intelligence Business Department. “Our partnership with Cisco is an outstanding example of such efforts, and in 2019 we will unveil the first vehicle equipped with groundbreaking connected-car technologies jointly developed by the two companies.”

Hyundai may be a Korean company, but over half the cars they sell in the U.S. are made in the U.S. Hyundai have a technologically sophisticated manufacturing facility in Montgomery, Alabama, engineering facilities in Michigan, plus design, research, and testing grounds in California. All of which provides around 5,000 jobs for American automotive workers. Add to that total more than 32,000 employees at Hyundai dealerships and 6,000 workers employed by our various vendors, and you've got quite the microeconomy. The Hyundai California design & research center $30 million design facility is fitted with the world's most advanced visualization, graphics, and clay-modeling technologies, keeping Hyundai at the forefront of car technology and design. Hyundai invested $1.7 billion building one of the most advanced manufacturing facilities in Alabama manufacturing facility, North America. It has received ISO/TS 16949 certification, the most rigid quality management standard from the International Automotive Task Force. It also provides thousands of jobs for workers in the region.
 

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