Hyundai and Cisco to Bring Vehicle with Next-Generation Network Technology in 2019
Hyundai Motor Company and Cisco revealed a new technology roadmap that they say 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.
The collaboration is focused on technology solutions for in-vehicle data demands. Hyundai and Cisco say they are moving away from restrictive CAN (Controller Area Network) systems, to Ethernet communications that have processing speeds of up to 1Gbps. Ethernet-based software also supports integrated data control, which the two believe will allow for the flexible expansion of connections to handle large data sets coming from various components in the vehicle simultaneously.
"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 and Cisco also revealed their newly created platform that's designed to provide 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.
The Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) platform is an in-vehicle network that sets the table for adaptive technologies. It offers integrated, enhanced security—as well as full end-to-end networking. The companies expect SDV to enable new, high-speed services through an integration layer between software and legacy hardware.
Through its work with Cisco, Hyundai Motor expects that its connected car infrastructure can adapt to new innovations in vehicle to everything (V2X) communication, and will allow for a safer autonomous driving experience and enable "smart traffic" 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.
Hyundai and Cisco initiated collaborative development in 2016 and jointly shared their vision for connected mobility at CES 2017. The two companies say that the next phase of transportation must have a new and innovative communication infrastructure with a flexible and more secure platform that would also offer a path to innovate and build smart-vehicle solutions.