Hyundai Claims V2X Comms Breakthrough

Hyundai Mobis is claiming a breakthrough in its V2X technology saying its latest hardware can handle large volumes of data in real time.

It says its Integrated Communication Controller succeeds in localizing the core connected car technology that connects vehicles, people, things and infrastructure with high-speed communication networks. The unit connects various electronic control units (ECU) mounted on the vehicle, such as the powertrain, multimedia, airbags and brake systems, through wired communication to collect and analyze various kinds of vehicle operation data in real time. Its claims include the ability to process large amounts of data from various sensors like radars, LiDARS, cameras and autonomous driving-related data.

The unit can then communicate this information with the outside through full-time wireless network connectivity. It can also implement various connected car services, such as remote vehicle control and automatic update of the software of various systems, and functions like eCall which automatically transmits accident information in case of an emergency.

Naturally, the connectivity allows OTA updates of vehicle software such as existing software can be corrected and new functions and technologies can be applied to the vehicle in real time. It is expected to improve the performance of the vehicle through the ECU updates in the vehicle, including safety and convenience features and also with the powertrain to enhance the energy efficiency of EVs by improving the software of the battery management, drive motors and regenerative braking system.

Hyundai claims the unit could, in the future, collect and accumulate the operation data necessary for autonomous driving and high-definition maps including information on incidents likely to occur during driving and steering information. It will then make it possible to analyze AI-based real-time traffic information to inform the driver of the best route and provide parking space information of the destination.

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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