Samsung and Hyundai partner to connect homes with cars

Samsung Electronics has announced a collaboration with Hyundai Motor Group to expand its SmartThings platform to support connected cars, including electric vehicles. The two companies will work together for the next-generation smart home to connect Samsung’s SmartThings with Hyundai and Kia’s connected cars, including EVs, to develop the “Home-to-Car” and “Car-to-Home” services as well as […]

Hyundai connected services users top ten million

Hyundai Motor Group has announced it has surpassed 10 million global connected car service subscribers. The milestone comes just one year and 10 months after reaching 5 million subscribers in August 2021, something which the company says supports the acceleration of the Group’s Software-Defined Vehicle (SDV) strategy. Hyundai says the services used “have evolved beyond […]

TomTom wins Hyundai sat nav contract

Geolocation technology company TomTom has announced that its maps and real-time traffic data have been chosen by Hyundai Motor Group to support its entire vehicle lineup in Europe. All Hyundai and Kia customers in Europe will now get to use TomTom’s maps supporting their vehicles’ in-dash navigation and level-two automated driving features. Genesis, HMG’s premium […]

Hyundai trialling driverless taxis in South Korea

Hyundai Motor Group is to pilot a “RoboRide” car-hailing service in the South Korean capital Seoul using its IONIQ 5 battery electric vehicles with in-house developed level 4 autonomous driving technology. The pilot RoboRide will be the first car-hailing service with autonomous driving vehicles to operate in Gangnam, one of the most congested areas in […]

Hyundai launches Transportation-as-a-Service division

Hyundai Motor Group is setting up a new Transportation-as-a-Service Division to build strategies and all aspects of global mobility services including planning, development and operations. It says the new organisation will “streamline the Group’s existing mobility services, then introduce new service models based on user data to enhance the competitiveness of its global mobility business”. […]

Hyundai develops AI-based voice-recognition in-car solution

Hyundai Motor Group has developed an advanced Artificial Intelligence-powered voice-recognition in-car system simplifying human-car interaction and voice-activated assistance while driving. Pulsenews Korea reports the new connected car solution enables vehicle device control and other tasks like wireless navigation updates through natural language recognition. The solution allows the car to follow human instructions based on natural […]

Apple’s talks with Hyundai-Kia collapse

The carmaker Hyundai-Kia says it is not having any more talks with Apple on building autonomous electric cars, despite reports suggested they were pushing towards a deal. Reuters reports the companies announced, “We are receiving requests for cooperation in joint development of autonomous electric vehicles from various companies, but they are at early stage and […]

Hyundai partners up on driverless testing in Vegas

The Korean carmaker Hyundai has been cleared to test its fleet of driverless vehicles in Las Vegas – without needing a human safety driver. NBC 3 News Las Vegas reports that it’s working with technology company Motional to test and assess, before fully driverless testing on closed courses. It says Karl Iagnemma, the president and […]

Hyundai and NVIDIA partner on AI connected car services

Hyundai Motor Group and NVIDIA have announced the roll-out of the NVIDIA DRIVE ‘connected car’ platform across all new models from Hyundai, Kia and Genesis from 2022 onwards. Hyundai says its technical cooperation with accelerated computing company NVIDIA will enable it to develop high-performance ‘connected car’ computing systems for its next-generation models. From entry-level to […]

Hyundai sets up Ultimate Mobility Vehicles team

The car company Hyundai has announced the launch of what it calls its New Horizons Studio to take vehicles to “places where vehicles have never roamed before”. The new unit is focused on the development of Ultimate Mobility Vehicles, or UMVs for short saying that, “throughout history, humankind has shared an innate desire and need […]


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