Hyundai, Cisco Team Up To Build Connected Cars


South Korean car-maker Hyundai has partnered with Cisco to develop internet connected car technology as a part of its future focus on producing ‘intelligent connected cars’. As internet of things transforming from a concept to reality, auto makers and tech giants are increasingly forging partnerships to make connected cars or IoT enabled cars a reality.

“The cooperation is part of Hyundai Motor’s wider strategy to establish an industry leading connected car platform through collaboration with leading technology partners,” the motor company said in a statement.

“This collaboration will be a chance to bring closer the Hyundai Motor-led future of connected cars and shift paradigms of new mobility,” said Hyundai’s vice-chairman Chung Eui-sun

This is Hyundai’s first such partnership with any tech company on connected car concept. Earlier this month Japanese car-maker Toyota extended its partnership with Microsoft to develop IoT enabled cars. Similarly, last month General Motors acquired Cruise, a startup focusing on developing driver-less cars, for $1 billion.

Earlier, Chinese technology company LeEco had forged a partnership with Aston Martin to develop an intelligent, internet connected driver-less car.

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