Hyundai Mobis and KT Corp. have teamed up to develop autonomous drive and connected car technologies based on fifth generation (5G) mobile telecommunications.
The two companies launched a 5G telecommunications network at the Hyundai Mobis Driving Test Center in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, on Jan. 17 and started to develop connected car technology.
Hyundai Mobis and KT will focus on developing real-time navigation update technology and cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) technology.
The two technologies can prevent accidents such as a rear-end collision which can occur when a driver failed to recognize his or her situation on the road. Navigation update technology updates maps in real time based on information sent to a server by preceding cars.
Hyundai Mobis will develops technologies that collect traffic information through various sensors of the M.Billy, an autonomous vehicle that the company is operating, extract key information that affects driving, and send it to a server. KT supports connections between 5G terminals on the M.Billy and base stations.
Hyundai Mobis and KT will band together in developing C-V2X technology as well. C-V2X technology improves the stability of autonomous driving by sharing huge amounts of data with drivers’ vehicles, infrastructure, other vehicles and pedestrians in real time using mobile telecommunication networks.
The two companies are planning to expand their cooperation to the whole area of connected-car technology development. Connected cars are emerging as one of the core technologies of the future, so the two companies are seeking to take the lead in developing innovative technologies that can lead the market by strengthening the alliance.
Global market research agency IHS Markit forecast that worldwide connected car sales will swell to 72.5 million units in 2023 from 24 million units in 2015.