We’re a few years shy of seeing self-driving cars on lots, but Hyundai Motor Company and Cisco are working together using technology to produce cars that can do everything except actually drive for you.

As the push towards digital continues to gain momentum, Hyundai will take its place at the front of the pack by leading exploration of all kinds of vehicular internet-connected services. It is ultimately working towards its goal of a “connected car” platform.

Doubling Down by Partnering Up

Cross-industry collaboration between automakers and technology companies is becoming more common — evidence shows using technology in vehicles increases automotive safety and security. By partnering with Cisco, Hyundai plans to accelerate its progress in car technology.

Investing in the Future

Hyundai will focus on in-car networks and the technicalities of receiving and transmitting data in a fast-moving vehicle. However, the company’s vision for data-driven (pun intended) cars doesn’t end there. The goal is to increase effectiveness of large data transfer within a single vehicle. The companies will then test and optimize these services to eventually create a market of totally connected cars.

Hyundai is also making investments in research and development for big data analytics and connected car security software.

A Roadmap to Connected Cars

Hyundai has a vision and has aptly named it the “Connected Car Roadmap.” It is a collection of four service systems that will be implemented along the road to internet-connected cars: smart remote maintenance service, autonomous driving, “Smart Driving” (which will re-route and update your path according to real-time traffic and road conditions), and a connectivity “Mobility Hub.”

Automotive Evolution: Hyundai’s “Roadmap” To Success

If a computer on wheels is the concept Hyundai is aiming for, odds are that’s what it’s going to achieve. Since its inception in Korea in 1967, the motor company has constantly pushed the envelope to adapt, expand, and thrive. Hyundai has impressive global status, currently employing more than 110,000 people worldwide and holding ownership of the world’s biggest car plant.

Some of Hyundai’s existing technological achievements include:

  • The development of HTRAC, an advanced electronic all-wheel drive system that increases stability on the road.
  • A formula for attaining the elusive 51.2: 48.8 ratio of front-to-rear weight distribution in a vehicle. This improves driveability and aerodynamics.
  • Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH) measurements to minimize engine noise using soundproofing techniques.

And much more. If you’d like to take a look at some of these features in-person, our team at Zimbrick Hyundai would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have about the newest selection of Hyundais.