Your car is now your mechanic
Toyota just outlined plans to bring connected cars to reality, and now it’s Hyundai‘s turn to make a similar commitment. As part of its plan, Hyundai is working on technology that allows cars to detect maintenance problems and fix themselves.
In the short term, Hyundai is focused on better connecting smartphones to cars, and it’s all part of the automaker’s new philosophy to “connect cars to life.” But its longer-term goals are more far-reaching.
Hyundai envisions connected cars with a “smart remote maintenance service” that can “remotely diagnose and fix vehicle issues before they become apparent.” Other plans include smart traffic technology and autonomous cars that interact with road infrastructure.
Hyundai will utilize cloud technology to collect vehicle data and provide computing power. Plenty of R&D will go toward big data analytics that can allow large sets of data to be used more effectively. What Hyundai calls a Mobility Hub will ensure security and data management for all elements of a connected car.
As a culmination of its efforts, Hyundai will introduce a “Hyper-connected and Intelligent Car” concept. The automaker will collaborate with global IT and networking companies to create the vehicle. So far, Hyundai has not given a timeline on when we may see these technologies, and has yet to reveal details on how the self-repairing systems might work.