ITU members Cisco and Hyundai have recently joined forces to speed up innovation, highlighting once again the increasing convergence of the automotive and information and communication technology (ICT) industries.
A unique combination of networking and auto expertise will enable the two companies to work together, at a faster pace, to develop next-generation, connected-car technologies.
Cisco and Hyundai aim to create a flexible and more secure platform that would offer a path to innovate and build on smart-vehicle solutions, and Hyundai hopes to feature the new in-vehicle network in its premium 2019 vehicles.
“Hyundai Motor Group’s ongoing collaboration with top global technology companies is a testament to our ‘open innovation’ spirit; one 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.”
The platform is highly configurable and secure – and will provide ‘over-the-air updates’ and accelerate the time it takes to bring new capabilities to market, the companies say.
Cisco and Hyundai aim to create a flexible and more secure platform that would offer a path to innovate and build on smart-vehicle solutions.
Also, the use of a ‘Software-Defined Vehicle (SDV)’ architecture sets the stage for adaptive technologies by offering integrated, multi-layer security, as well as full end-to-end networking – allowing for true sensor integration. It will also enable new, high-speed services through an integration layer between software and legacy hardware.
The development of first-generation solutions to enable 1Gbps Ethernet will significantly increase the in-vehicle bandwidth. The solutions will provide flexibility, lower costs, and improved security. By enabling IP and Ethernet services, legacy buses and devices will work together with the new Ethernet attached devices and services.
“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,” said Ruba Borno, Vice President, Growth Initiatives and Chief of Staff to CEO, Cisco.
The recent announcement shows that by moving to an open, highly secure platform, the companies have laid the groundwork for an exciting future.
What’s next for connected cars? This week’s Symposium on the Future Networked Car within the 88th Geneva International Motor Show will bring together the automotive and ICT industries to explore advances in the field of connected, automated driving and associated implications for business, technology and regulation.
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