Hyundai Mobis has introduced artificial intelligence (AI) and interactive search robot technology to software development. The company is seeking to boost its competitiveness in autonomous driving and connected cars by enhancing the speed of developing future automobile software.
On July 22, Hyundai Mobis announced that the company has introduced Mobis Artificial Intelligence Software Testing (MAIST), a software verification system based on AI.
Developed by Hyundai Mobis in partnership with professor Kim Mun-joo of the KAIST's Computer Science Department, MAIST is an AI system that performs software verification on behalf of researchers. The reason why Hyundai Mobis applied AI to vehicle software verification work is due to an increase in the number of electric devices. Recently a new model has more than 100 electronic components loaded with software.
"If you convert the software to a document format, it can reach 30,000 to tens of millions of lines per system," said an official at Hyundai Mobis. "By replacing 50 to 70 percent of software verification, MAIST can more than double efficiency." Hyundai Mobis plans to apply MAIST to all electric parts, such as those for braking and steering to be loaded with software starting in the second half of this year. MAIST will also apply to the Hyundai Mobis Global Software Research in India.
As for software research and development (R&D), Hyundai Mobis introduced MAIBOT, an interactive development document search system loaded with deep learning. MAIBOT is responsible for identifying a researcher's intent and finding software R&D resources in a cloud computing system. By studying automotive terminology, MAIBOT helps researchers easily search a vast amount of software development data, which amount to about 200,000. The system also provides a solution by understanding the contents of documents. Hyundai Mobis plans to expand MAIBOT to its main business sites and integrate it to search for in-house information in addition to information in the R&D division by next year.