Hyundai, Cisco collaborate on connected cars - Mobile World Live

Hyundai, Cisco collaborate on connected cars

10 JAN 2018

South Korean automaker Hyundai and networking giant Cisco announced plans to produce a next-generation hyperconnected car featuring a new in-vehicle communications network with multi-layer security.

The companies announced the collaboration at the CES event being held this week in Las Vegas. Their goal is to produce a highly configurable and secure platform for use in Hyundai’s premium 2019 vehicles.

Cisco said in a statement the in-vehicle network will offer over the air updates to reduce time to market for new connected car capabilities. Using a software defined vehicle architecture, the first-generation platform will enable 1Gb/s Ethernet, which will significantly increase the in-vehicle bandwidth, the statement said.

The two companies in 2016 said they would develop a vehicle with a new approach to communications, creating a flexible and more secure platform for building smart vehicle solutions at a lower cost.

Seung-ho Hwang, EVP and head of Hyundai’s Auto Intelligence Business Department, said it will unveil the first vehicle equipped with groundbreaking connected-car technologies jointly developed by the two companies in 2019.

Ruba Borno, Cisco’s VP of growth initiatives and chief of staff to CEO, said: “Cisco is pleased to bring a standards-based approach in partnership with the automotive industry, one that will help accelerate innovation and increase the value to the consumer. By creating a flexible, scalable and secure platform, we are allowing automotive companies to deliver better cars – faster.”

The two companies also are exploring integrating the platform into Hyundai data centres for real-time access to data as well as connecting vehicles to city infrastructure to enable communication with traffic lights and parking meters, Yonhap News Agency reported.


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Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he...

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