Hyundai Joins ITU to Influence International Standards for Connected cars

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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According to ITU News on November 28, Hyundai Motor Company has just become a member of ITU’s standardization arm (ITU-T), underscoring the importance of increased collaboration between the automotive and information and communication technology (ICT) industries in an era of rapid convergence.

Hyundai’s participation in ITU will support the company in building its “hyper-connected intelligent cars” platform, which includes smart remote-maintenance services, autonomous driving, smart traffic flow, and a connected “mobility hub” to provide security and data management for connected cars.

“Hyundai Motors is looking forward to participating in ITU and will bring important momentum from the automotive industry to advance the future of connected car technology,” said Eon Youl Shin, Director, Hyundai.

Related: ITU-TIA Vehicle Connectivity Workshop

Hyundai’s membership comes as ITU ramps up efforts to provide a unique, global platform for automotive-ICT collaboration – which has already sparked the development of a range of ITU standards tailored to the automotive industry.

Accelerating ITU standardization work in this arena has led to fresh interest from other major carmakers as they, too, see the strong business case to join ITU to influence the development of connected-car standards.

Intelligent transport systems

As a new member, Hyundai will support the coordinated development of intelligent transport systems that will improve passenger experience, road safety and reduce traffic congestion and emissions.

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