Hyundai Motor Group has outlined plans to bring connected cars to reality and is currently working on technology that, it claims, will “remotely diagnose and fix vehicle issues before they become apparent.”
Information is limited but the company has said the development is part of an initiative to provide motorists to “drive in-vehicle network, cloud, big data and connected car security innovation”.
In the short term, Hyundai will concentrate on technologies related to smartphone connectivity and ‘smart home services’, while establishing the core infrastructure that will provide the foundation for future developments.
It will pave the way for a “hyper-connected and intelligent car”, capable of fixing and eventually driving itself. It follows a report earlier this year which claimed that connected cars will cause industry disruption in 2016.
Dieter Becker, KPMG’s global head of automotive, said: “Connectivity is rising at an unimaginably fast pace and fundamentally changes the way we live our lives – nothing will be the same as it was before.
“The automotive industry is experiencing big pressure from all sides and is facing an unthinkable disruption ahead.”
Wendy Williamson, IAAF chief executive, has said the VMs are proving to be a “formidable force.”
She said: “Last year we talked about E-call and telematics, now we’re talking about the connected car.
“We’re facing a potential lock-out from all new vehicles and I genuinely believe that this is a much greater threat than we faced ten years ago with block exemption.”