At CES 2018, the Hyundai Motor Group unveiled in-vehicle networking technology it is working on with Cisco. The two companies began to cooperate with each other for connected car development in April 2016. At the show in Las Vegas, Hyundai announced that its cars released in 2019 and later will come with Cisco’s high-speed networking technology with a data processing speed of 1 Gbps per second.
According to market research firm IHS Markit, the global connected car sales are estimated to increase from 24 million units to 72.50 million units between 2015 and 2023. The Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade recently said that the number of completely self-driving vehicles in operation worldwide will skyrocket from 60,000 to 33 million between 2021 and 2040.
Specifically, the technology recently unveiled by Hyundai and Cisco is divided into Ethernet, integrated control, high-quality networking, and vehicle security optimization. The vehicular Ethernet communication with a transmission speed of 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps is to boost the data processing capacity of vehicles, which currently stands at 125 kbps to 500 kbps. The integrated control is to control data and information derived from different auto parts.
The high-quality networking is to actively control the transmission speed by adjusting data transmission volumes. The vehicle security optimization is to prevent hacking attempts that are made from the outside.