Hyundai Motor Group has announced that all its brands will feature the NVIDIA DRIVE platform as standard, starting from 2022. This is a Connected Car and AI Platform that will add to the already existing connected car technology seen on HMG cars. It has been developed in-house by the company and will feature updatable, software-defined in-vehicle infotainment systems and potential for a wide range of ‘connected car’ services.
The technical cooperation with NVIDIA, the global leader in accelerated computing, will enable Hyundai Motor Group to develop high-performance ‘connected car’ computing systems for its next-generation models. From entry-level to premium vehicles, all future models will feature in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems powered by NVIDIA DRIVE as standard. This also includes a hardware and software stack, enabling Hyundai Motor Group’s IVI systems to combine audio, video, navigation, connectivity and artificial intelligence (AI)-based ‘connected car’ services.
Hyundai Motor Group has been working with NVIDIA since 2015, and the NVIDIA DRIVE platform already underpins the advanced IVI systems found in the Genesis GV80 and G80 internationally. The companies have also been collaborating on an advanced digital cockpit, due to be launched in late 2021. The system will use the NVIDIA GPUs to support advanced IT technologies, such as deep learning. It will also allow the car to connect with the surrounding infrastructure and smart devices, which will enable the system to work even in an offline state. The AI also provides intelligent customised services by properly identifying the driver’s intentions and condition. Finally, for security, the system can monitor in-vehicle and external networks and isolate data associated with vehicle safety.
Furthermore, recent breakthroughs in AI and accelerated computing have opened the door for next-generation vehicles to benefit from new functionality, capabilities and enhanced safety features that can be added after the car is purchased. Hyundai Motor Group will announce more specific details of its upcoming IVI and ccOS capabilities in line with future announcements relating to specific vehicles. Announcements for this technology on Kia vehicles in the UK will be made in due course.