It looks like Hyundai is preparing to integrate advanced safety technology in their vehicles in the near future with a strategic partnership with Autotalks, a leading company that specializes in the manufacturing of Vehicle to Everything (V2X) communication chipsets. The direct investment is to accelerate the development and deployment of these next generation chipsets for connected vehicles.
Connectivity is one of the core technologies that can be applied to smart city business models, as well as autonomous driving and infotainment. Hyundai Motor will continue to invest in disruptive technologies that are in line with Hyundai’s current and future strategic pillars.
Picture your vehicle able to communicate with other cars on the road in order to prevent accidents. Blind corners and tricky intersections will have vehicles constantly sending signal to one another to traverse our roads safely and smoothly. Add to the fact that this technology also integrates smart cities with advanced signals and traffic patterns, and you have a fully aware driving ecosystem that helps drivers make educated and safe decisions. The main focus of any V2X solution is safety, as a reliable non-line-of-sight sensor working in all types of environments and weather conditions. Manned vehicles will convey important information in the form of alerts and notifications to the driver, while autonomous vehicles will have V2X complement existing sensors.
Having a top global car manufacturer such as Hyundai invest directly in Autotalks is not only a vote of confidence in the company, but a testament to the growing V2X market. Hyundai’s pursuit of cutting-edge communication and safety technologies is a perfect match with Autotalks’ leading V2X capabilities. The funding from Hyundai will fuel Autotalks' technology roadmap as well as support our customers and partners all over the globe.
This is part of Hyundai’s goal of expanding partnerships in the connectivity field that is key to autonomous driving and explore new business opportunities in coordination with smart city infrastructure.
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