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Hyundai opens data center in China to facilitate connected car growth

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Hyundai Motor Group has opened a big data center in China’s southwestern province of Guizhou to facilitate the development of its connected car service platform in the world’s largest automobile market.

Korea’s top carmaker said Tuesday the facility will help it process massive amounts of customer data to provide safer and more efficient connected car services to Chinese motorists. It also strives to lead other digital transformation in the automobile industry.

The company also signed an agreement with China Unicom to develop and commercialize a big data analysis model to enhance its competitive edge in the rapidly-growing field. China Unicom is the second-largest wireless carrier of the world’s most populous country.

Hyundai has already established extensive digital infrastructure in Korea, such as Hyundai car cloud and a connected car operating system, to produce safer and more efficiently operating vehicles.

On Tuesday, the firm held an opening ceremony for the big data center, 11 months after it broke ground. It is located in Guizhou’s big data industrial district, which is also home to Apple, Alibaba, IBM and other global IT giants that operate a data processing center there.

Hyundai said it is the first multinational carmaker to open a big data center, which will help it hone its IT technologies and raise its brand value.

“We will do everything we can to successfully operate the center and set an example for other automakers,” Hyundai Motor Vice President Hwang Seung-ho said.

“The facility will further enhance our expertise on how to analyze and use big data. This will significantly boost our capability to create an advanced connected car infrastructure and develop next-generation, wireless internet-based vehicles,” he said. “To launch world-class connected vehicles in the near future, we have bolstered cooperation with U.S. network equipment maker Cisco.”

The center will collect and systemize various data, including motorist behavior and road conditions, and then analyze it to offer more customized and convenient connected car services to each motorist.

Hyundai also plans to use the facility to collect and accumulate other types of data from social networking service platforms and other sources. It will then process data to more accurately predict market trends and consumer preferences, and introduce vehicles and customer service accordingly.

Source: South Korea Times

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY INTRODUCES NEW AUTONOMOUS IONIQ CONCEPT AT AUTOMOBILITY LOS ANGELES

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Hyundai Motor Company Presents Self Driving Vehicle with Hidden LiDAR

Hyundai have announced the introduction of the Autonomous IONIQ concept during its press conference at Automobility LA (Los Angeles Auto Show). With a sleek design resembling the rest of the IONIQ lineup, the vehicle is one of the few self-driving cars in development to have a hidden LiDAR system in its front bumper instead of on the roof, enabling it to look like any other car on the road and not a high school science project.

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The goal of the autonomous IONIQ concept was to keep the self-driving systems as simple as possible. This was accomplished by using the production car’s Smart Cruise Control’s forward-facing radar and Lane Keeping Assist cameras, which are integrated with LiDAR technology. Hyundai is also developing its own autonomous vehicle operating system, with the goal of using a lot less computing power. This will result in a low-cost platform, which can be installed in future Hyundai models the average consumer can afford.

The car’s hidden LiDAR system also allows the Autonomous IONIQ to detect the absolute position of surrounding vehicles and objects. In addition, the Autonomous IONIQ features:

  • Forward Facing Radar which detects the relative location and speed of objects in the vehicle’s forward path to aid in route planning
  • A three camera array which detects pedestrian proximity, lane markings and traffic signals
  • A GPS antenna to determine the precise location of each vehicle
  • High definition mapping data from Hyundai MnSoft which delivers location accuracy, road grade/curvature, lane width and indication data
  • A Blind Spot Detection radar to ensure even simple lane changes are executed safely

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These features build upon the capabilities of the product IONIQ, which offers Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Smart Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Assist. The vehicle also incorporates all autonomous controls into existing systems to ensure that drivers can have a seamless transition between active and self-driving modes.

Earlier this year, Hyundai Motor earned a license to test its autonomous cars in urban environments. Hyundai Motor is currently testing three autonomous IONIQs and two Autonomous Tucson Fuel Cell vehicles at Hyundai Motor Research and Development Center in Namyang, South Korea.

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To showcase its autonomous vehicles in action, Hyundai Motor will debut two autonomous IONIQs at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2017 where the cars will be found driving up and down the neon-and sunlit boulevards of Las Vegas. The testing in Las Vegas will build upon the Hyundai’s current efforts to bring the most adept and safest self-driving car to market.

In addition to offering media rides, these IONIQs will be prepared to tackle:

  • High levels of pedestrian traffic
  • Stop lights, stop signs and school zones
  • Road construction and roadblocks
  • Speed bumps
  • Dogs without a leash
  • Children at play
  • Shopping centers
  • Intersections without traffic signals

Source: Hyundai

 

Hyundai Announces Roadmap for Connected Car Development

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  • Roadmap will drive in-vehicle network, cloud, big data and connected car security innovation
  • Collaborations with global companies will accelerate development and bring new values and efficiencies to customers
  • Hyundai Motor will set new standards by introducing era of ‘Car to Life’ connectivity

Hyundai Motor Group has presented its roadmap for connected car development, paving the way for new innovations in vehicle connectivity. Hyundai Motor Group will collaborate with leading global IT and networking companies to develop its ‘Hyper-connected and Intelligent Car’ concept, with research and development focused on bringing new values and efficiencies to the lives of customers.

Along with the roadmap, Hyundai Motor Group plans to embark on a new era of connecting the ‘Car to Life’, as cars are increasingly at the centre of our lifestyles. This initiative will provide users with a hub of knowledge, plus the ability to analyse and utilise all information to enhance owner’s lives. The ‘Hyper-connected and Intelligent Car’ goes beyond converging communications technology and the vehicle to become a ‘High-Performing Computer on Wheels’. This is a concept of connecting the car to other cars, the office and to the city. In other words, Hyundai will connect cars to life.

The roadmap outlines four main service fields that will help develop smarter, more intelligent cars that can receive and utilize data faster than ever before. The mid- to long- term development focus includes a range of key features, including: smart remote maintenance services, autonomous driving, Smart Traffic and a connected Mobility Hub that provides security and data management for all elements of the connected car.

More specifically, the smart remote maintenance service will remotely diagnose and fix vehicle issues before they become apparent. Autonomous driving provides utmost safety by connecting a vehicle to city and road infrastructure. Smart Traffic reduces congestion, speeds-up journeys and minimizes social costs by considering traffic and road conditions. Lastly, the connected Mobility Hub will feature a mobile hub with strong computing power to make daily life and interaction with the car and its surroundings smarter.

In the short- to mid-term, Hyundai Motor Group will concentrate on technologies related to smartphone connectivity and Smart Home Services, while establishing the core infrastructure that will provide the foundation for future developments. In order to incorporate increasingly complex features in its roadmap, Hyundai will prioritize early investment in these selected areas.

The main areas of R&D focus include in-vehicle networks for high-speed transfer of large amounts of data, and cloud technology to collect vehicle data and provide computing power. Hyundai will also research big data analytics that will allow large data sets to be used effectively, and it will invest in connected car security, essential for protecting the integrity of a complicated platform hosting varying technologies.

Hyundai Motor Group will bring the future of connected cars closer by co-developing connected car technologies through ‘Open Innovation’ collaborations with global companies. The connected car roadmap will concentrate on industry-leading research and development to foster new talents that will change the way customers interact with their cars and the world around them.

With previous experience in this field, Hyundai Motor Group has already established the Cloud system, which puts the core infrastructure of connected cars into place. Meanwhile, a group of data scientists have helped Hyundai Motor Group to specialize in data analytics since 2013. The company is utilizing big data in various areas to enhance R&D and products, and also to gather customers’ opinions.

The car is the last frontier to bridge the missing link in future connected life. Hyundai Motor Group’s connected car roadmap will accelerate the development of new technologies that help place mobility at the center of customers’ lives.

Source: Hyundai

zipcar introduces hyundai i30 models to car club fleet in london

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World’s leading car sharing network announces first ever supply of Hyundai models to its car fleet

  • 100 Hyundai i30 models are now available to Zipcar members from key locations throughout central London
  • Zipcar has chosen the i30 hatchback for efficient engine range, 5 Year unlimited mileage warranty and generous standard equipment including Bluetooth
  • Priced from £15,295 OTR, the stylish i30 is packed full of technology and was Hyundai’s second best-selling model in 2015

Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, has introduced a significant volume of Hyundai i30 models to Zipcar’s central London fleet. The deal is the first between Zipcar and Hyundai in the UK.

Designed and built in Europe, the Hyundai i30 is one of the best selling models in the Hyundai range. Updated in 2015, the new i30 is a dynamic and
refined hatchback boasting a bold and athletic style on the outside.  Spacious on the inside, high levels of technology make it not only enjoyable to drive, but both economical and safe too.

Zipcar members can now reserve a Hyundai i30, to use by the hour or by the day, via the Zipcar website or smartphone app, and be driving in a matter of minutes. Simply unlock the car with either a Zipcard or the mobile app, then drive away. 100 i30 models will be available for Zipcar members at high profile locations across the capital.

Zipcar operates in eight countries and has over 950,000 members globally. As well as a presence in London, Zipcar offers cars for hire in other UK cities such as Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge.

The multi-talented i30 will join other more established *C-segment models on Zipcar’s fleet across London. With its efficient engine range, it will support Zipcar in its efforts to improve air quality and reduce pollution in the cities where it operates.

Mark Walker, Zipcar UK General Manager, said, “Hyundai’s offering was a natural choice for us. The i30 is well suited to Zipcar, because of its quality, easy handling and intuitive controls.  Its quality is essential to both our members who are driving the cars and to us who manage them. Factor in Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity, and I have no doubt the i30 will be a big hit with our members.”

Martin Wilson, Hyundai UK Fleet Director, said, “We are extremely proud to be working with Zipcar and we look forward to the i30 impressing Zipcar’s members over the coming months. With the cars located in so many key areas across London, this will give us an exceptional opportunity to engage with drivers who may not have considered a Hyundai before – and get their feedback too.”

Source: Zipcar

Hyundai to develop fully autonomous cars by 2030

 

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The South Korean manufacturer will begin by developing highly autonomous vehicle technology by 2020, having earlier this year announced R&D investments of $9.75 billion over the next five years for future driverless car technology.

South Korea’s largest auto company will make fully autonomous cars available to the public by 2030, a senior executive has said.

Hyundai Group will develop highly autonomous vehicle technology by 2020 and fully autonomous vehicle technology by 2030, Kwon Moon-sik, vice chairman for R&D at Hyundai and Kia, said during the second annual Heart Dream consumer event in Seoul on Tuesday.

With Hyundai Motor Group to elaborate in detail on its R&D budget for the technology, it earlier this year announced R&D investments of $9.75 billion over the next five years for future driverless car technology. Included in that amount is $2 billion on R&D to Kia Motors — the country’s second largest car maker and affiliate of Hyundai Motor’s sister company — over the next three years to develop the first of its new Advanced Driver Assistance system (ADAS) technologies and to recruit more engineers.

Hyundai Motor Group organised the Heart Dream event at its Namyang R&D centre in South Korea to improve consumer relations and show off new cutting-edge technologies.

“Fully-autonomous vehicles are still some way off, and a great deal of research and rigorous product testing will need to be carried out to make the ‘self-driving car’ a reality,” said Lim Tae-won, vice president of Hyundai Motor’s Central Advanced Research and Engineering Institute. “Kia is still in the early stages of developing its own technologies, and we are confident that the latest innovations — both partially and fully autonomous — will ultimately make driving safer for everyone.”

Hyundai Motor Group said that it is focusing Kia’s R&D resources on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications. The new technologies will join the suite of technologies already offered by Kia on its latest production vehicles in many of its global markets, including the Sorento and the soon-to-be-launched all-new Optima and Sportage.

The Hyundai Genesis EQ900, which will be launched next month, will come equipped with some of the new autonomous driving technology, such as an advanced highway driving assist (HDA) system, which has been described in the local press as “partial autonomous” technology focused on the freeway.

The HDA system includes three technologies integral to autonomous driving: Advanced smart cruise control (ASCC), automatic emergency braking (AEB), and lane keep assist (LKA).

The systems collectively cull data from an array of active sensors, and feed them to the vehicle’s onboard computer, making it possible for the vehicle to autonomously maintain its distance from objects and other cars, and its position in the lane. The systems also permit hands-free overtaking or passing of other cars when necessary.

Source: ZDNet