Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hyundai drives connected car revolution with IoT data centre opening

Site is located next to other facilities operated by Apple, Alibaba, IBM and more.

Car manufacturer Hyundai has cut the ribbon on a large data centre in China’s southwestern province of Guizhou as the company takes the driver seat in the connected car revolution.

The facility, which construction was initiated in October 2016, will be used to help the company build up its smart car platform and process large amounts of data generated by the system used by Chinese customers.

In addition to the data centre, Hyundai has also signed a partnership with China Unicom to launch a predictive analytics model dedicated to connected cars.

Hyundai Motor Vice President Hwang Seung-ho, said:“We will do everything we can to successfully operate the center and set an example for other automakers.

“The facility will further enhance our expertise on how to analyse and use big data. This will significantly boost our capability to create an advanced connected car infrastructure and develop next-generation, wireless internet-based vehicles.

“To launch world-class connected vehicles in the near future, we have bolstered cooperation with US network equipment maker Cisco.”