South Korea’s top automaker Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors on Tuesday announced a plan to develop artificial intelligence (AI)-based, Internet-connected car to create a new future lifestyle with a “driving, high-performing computer”.
The driving computer means a car will become a high-performing computer itself as the car, to be developed by Hyundai and Kia, will self-drive based on AI and connect to electronic devices while driving based on internet connectivity, Xinhua cited a joint statement as saying.
The main concept of the project is a “hyper-connected and intelligent car”, which means an interaction between cars home as well as home and office in addition to AI-based self-driving.
To achieve the goal, the automakers will focus on four major themes, intelligent remote-controlling support service, perfect self-driving, smart traffic and mobility hub.
The remote-controlling support service aims to check and examine cars on a real-time basis to detect potential emergency situations in advance.
The perfect self-driving is aimed at creating a safe-driving environment by exchanging information with everything, including cars and roads.
Smart traffic is designed to reduce time and energy by analysing traffic conditions and finding an optimised route of getting to a destination.
Mobility hub means a car becomes a hub to link Internet-connected devices.
The hyper-connected and intelligent car also aims to enable smartphone functions to be reproduced within a car.
The smart home connection service targets a remote control of home appliances within the car.