Hyundai Motor opens Big Data Center in China
Hyundai Motor has opened its first global Big Data Center in Guian, China, capital of the Guizhou Province, to gather and analyze data collected from the company's connected cars. The company says the new facility will allow Hyundai Motor to expand its R&D capabilities in connected cars, advance its market projections, and enhance business operations in China.
The Big Data Center in China is intended to lay the foundation for building a China-focused Car Cloud. Hyundai Motor plans to leverage its connected car technologies gathered through its experience in Hyundai Car Cloud operation in Korea, which was built in 2013. Hyundai Motor plans to spur the establishment of connected car services tailored for Chinese customers through its Connected Car Operating System (ccOS) and Connected Car Service Platform (ccSP).
ccOS reportedly optimizes the high-speed transmission and reception of data within the vehicle, while ccSP connects drivers to IoT (Internet of Things) services. In addition to monitoring customer driving patterns, the center’s goal is to monitor and diagnose potential problems and offer regular software updates to vehicles.
"Hyundai Motor's know-how in big data analysis coupled with Guizhou Province's strong push into big data will surely accelerate development in connected car technologies as well as better enable us to cater to our customer's needs," said Seung-Ho Hwang, Executive Vice President and head of the Auto Intelligence Division at Hyundai Motor Company. "By successfully operating our newest facility in China, we will set new standards in the big data industry and advance Hyundai Motor's IT leadership among automotive manufacturers."
The opening of the Guian facility is the first of a planned global network of big data hubs that build on the foundations of Hyundai Motor's domestic Big Data Center in Uiwang, South Korea, which began operation in 2013.
Alongside opening its Big Data Center, Hyundai Motor also signed a memorandum of understanding with China Unicom, China's second-largest telecommunications provider, to co-develop a predictive analytics platform for various applications.