Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) will have transformed all models to software defined vehicles by 2025, the Korean auto giant has said, while unveiling its future roadmap at the Unlock the Software Age global online forum.
The over-the-air (OTA) software updates will enable customers to remotely upgrade the performance and functionality of their vehicles anywhere at any time.
HMG also shared plans to transform the customer experience throughout the vehicle’s entire lifetime and deliver a new era of mobility via constantly evolving software technology.
Based on the HMG’s next-generation EV platform, integrated controller, and an internally developed Connected Car Operating System (ccOS), all HMG vehicles will be equipped to receive OTA software updates by 2025, the company said.
HMG expects 20 million vehicles to be registered to its connected car service worldwide by 2025.
It also said that connected car data will network with future HMG mobility solutions, including Purpose Built Vehicles (PBVs), Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), robotaxis and robots. By establishing a new data platform, innovative services will be provided through connecting and processing the various data generated throughout the car life cycle, as well as promoting the creation of an open ecosystem in partnership with diverse industries such as logistics and accommodation.
By 2030, HMG plans to invest 18 trillion won (£11 billion) in resources, including the establishment of a new Global Software Center to bolster its software capabilities and accelerate Software Defined Vehicle development.
“Creating visionary vehicles empowered with the ability to evolve through software will enable customers to keep their vehicles up to date with the latest features and technology long after they have left the factory,” said Chung Kook Park, President and Head of R&D Division, Hyundai Motor Group.
The transformation will apply not just to EV models, but also internal combustion engine vehicles. All the HMG’s vehicle segments sold worldwide will evolve to be software defined by 2025, it said.
HMG plans to significantly reduce the time required for all mass-production processes, including planning, design, and manufacturing, by developing a shared hardware and software platform for vehicles.
HMG’s eS platform will be developed as an EV ‘skateboard’ exclusively for Purpose Built Vehicles (PBVs), with a fully flexible structure to meet B2B demands, and provide tailor-made solutions for companies operating in the delivery, logistics, and car-hailing sectors.
“The electrical and electronic architecture can be thought of as an organically connected structure that improves the function of a vehicle’s electrical device components,” said Hyung Ki Ahn, Vice President of Electronics Development Group.
“This year, the Group will apply an advanced Highway Driving Pilot (HDP) on the Genesis G90, which is a Level 3 technology for autonomous driving based on the second-generation integrated controller,” said Woongjun Jang, Senior Vice President and Head of Autonomous Driving Center of Hyundai Motor Group. “The Group is also developing its Remote Parking Pilot (RPP) for Level 3 autonomous driving.”