Hyundai and Cisco will offer a vehicle with next-generation network technology in 2019

LAS VEGAS, January 9, 2018 – Hyundai Motor Company and Cisco today unveiled a new technology roadmap that will enable next-generation in-vehicle networking with security. Additionally, the companies shared their schedule for the commercial deployment of “hyper-connected” production vehicles, slated for 2019. The technological advancements from the collaboration will enable Hyundai and Cisco to disrupt the automotive industry at a faster rate.

This unique automotive and IT collaboration is focused on technology solutions for in-vehicle data demands, which will grow exponentially with autonomous driving and other connectivity needs. Hyundai and Cisco are focused on moving from restrictive CAN (Controller Area Network) systems to Ethernet communications, which offer processing speeds of up to 1 Gbps. The Ethernet-based software also supports integrated data control, allowing flexible expansion of connections to handle large data sets from various vehicle components simultaneously.

Hyundai and Cisco have created a new platform that provides highly secure access to all vehicle data. The platform uses the first generation of 1Gps and Automotive Ethernet architectures with QoS, which allows for maximized bandwidth, more capacities. It is highly configurable and secure and provides the flexibility to design and create new services. It will also accelerate innovation, provide “over the air updates” and shorten the life cycle of bringing new features to market.

“Hyundai Motor Group’s continued collaboration with the world’s leading technology companies demonstrates our spirit of ‘open innovation’ which will prepare us for continued leadership as transportation and mobility undergo unprecedented change,” said Seung- Ho Hwang, Executive Vice President and Head of Auto Intelligence Business Department of Hyundai Motor Group. “Our partnership with Cisco is a remarkable example of these efforts, and in 2019 we will unveil the first vehicle equipped with groundbreaking connected car technologies jointly developed by the two companies.

The Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) platform is an in-vehicle network that sets the table for adaptive technologies. It also offers integrated and enhanced security as well as complete end-to-end networking. SDV will enable new high-speed services through a layer of integration between software and existing hardware.

By enabling IP and Ethernet services, legacy buses and devices will work with new connected Ethernet devices and services. Through its work with Cisco, Hyundai Motor will ensure that its connected car infrastructure can adapt to new innovations in vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, enabling a much safer autonomous driving experience and enabling “intelligent traffic” services. This will allow the connected car platform to scale and connect cars to everything from homes and offices to urban infrastructure and other vehicles through smart grids, the Internet of Things and Internet Protocol technologies.

“Cisco is excited to bring a standards-based approach in partnership with the automotive industry; that will help accelerate innovation and increase consumer value. By creating a flexible, scalable and secure platform, we enable automotive companies to deliver better cars – faster,” said Ruba Borno, Vice President, Growth Initiatives and Chief of Staff to the CEO of Cisco.

Hyundai and Cisco launched collaborative development in 2016 and shared their vision of connected mobility at CES 2017, demonstrating their “hyper-connected car”. The two industry leaders agreed that the next phase of transportation must have a new and innovative communications infrastructure with a flexible and more secure platform that would also provide a pathway to innovate and create smart vehicle solutions.

Hyundai’s own development teams have been creating core technology since 2013, including “Hyundai Car Cloud”, Connected Car Operating System (ccOS) and Connected Car Service Platform (ccSP). Hyundai Motor will also work on other connected car technologies and related services such as smartphone and smart home connected services, smart remote assistance, fully autonomous driving, smart traffic functionality and mobility hubs.

With In-Vehicle Network software expected to arrive in 2019, Hyundai Motor is poised to take a global lead with another key connected car technology.