Hyundai opens ‘Big Data Centre’ in China as part of plans for connected cars

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Hyundai Motor has opened its first global ‘Big Data Centre’ in Guizhou Province, China, to gather and analyse massive volumes of data collected from the company’s connected cars. The new facility will allow Hyundai Motor to expand significantly its R&D capabilities in connected cars, advance its market projections, and enhance business operations in China.

The Big Data Centre lays a foundation for building a China-focused Car Cloud, as Hyundai Motor plans to leverage expertise in connected car technologies gathered through years of experience in Hyundai Car Cloud operation in Korea, which was established in 2013.

Hyundai Motor also has high expectations for its self-developed Connected Car Operating System (ccOS) and Connected Car Service Platform (ccSP). Tapping in to such proprietary technologies, the company plans to spur the establishment of connected car services for its customers.

Hyundai Motor’s ccOS optimises the high-speed transmission and reception of data within the vehicle, while ccSP seamlessly connects drivers to IoT (Internet of Things) services. In addition to monitoring customer driving patterns, the Centre will monitor and diagnose potential problems, offering regular software updates to vehicles.

Located in China’s national epicenter for big data – Guizhou Province’s capital Guian – the Big Data Centre covers 1,200m2, sharing a five-story building with China’s largest internet search provider, Baidu. Guian is one of China’s fastest-growing cities, already hosting global technology giants including Apple, Alibaba and IBM.

“Hyundai Motor’s know-how in big data analysis coupled with Guizhou Province’s strong push into big data will surely accelerate development in connected car technologies as well as better enable us to cater to our customer’s needs,” Seung-Ho Hwang, Executive Vice President and Head of Auto Intelligence Division at Hyundai Motor Company, said. “By successfully operating our newest facility in China, we will set new standards in the big data industry and advance Hyundai Motor’s IT leadership among automotive manufacturers.”

Hyundai Motor expects the new China Big Data Centre to serve as a stepping stone for enhancing big data capabilities further, as the company plans to expand its Big Data Centre network globally in the years to come.

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