Including Kia and Genesis.
Hyundai Motor Corporation has been working tirelessly to bring new vehicles to market that bolster its new image. That new image is linked to stunning design, good warranty coverage, and a focus on advanced technologies. That final aspect is set to improve further following the brand's announcement this week that it would be launching the Nvidia Drive platform as standard on all its models as of 2022. The tech will provide a new "connected car operating system" (ccOS), with perpetually updateable software-defined infotainment systems that offer "potential for a wide range of 'connected car' services." Of course, Kia and Genesis models will benefit from this too.
This means that everything from Hyundai's lowly i10 to the Genesis GV80 will feature the same system. The software is promised to be clever too, with AI-based connected car services coming to the platform. The platform isn't totally new though, as Hyundai has been working with Nvidia since 2015, with the Genesis GV80 and G80 are already running the software and hardware. The two giants will also be launching an advanced digital cockpit in late 2021.
Ali Kani, VP of Autonomous Vehicles at Nvidia says: "Nvidia brought consumer electronic functionality and a graphics-rich user interface to infotainment systems more than a decade ago. Now, we are once again transforming these systems through the power of AI, helping Hyundai Motor Group increase safety and value, along with enhancing customer satisfaction, throughout the lifetime of the vehicle."
The aforementioned ccOS will use Nvidia's software frameworks to implement four core IT competencies: High-performance computing, seamless computing, intelligent computing, and secure computing. The first will allow the GPUs to process large volumes of data and feature deep learning. The second promises uninterrupted service even if the vehicle is offline. Intelligent computing will provide intelligent customized services based on "the driver's intentions and condition". Finally, secure computing aims to monitor in-vehicle and external networks to isolate data associated with vehicle safety. Exactly what all this jargon means to the end user is yet to be determined, but Hyundai Motor Group will doubtless make more info available soon.