Hyundai Mobis and KT Corp. are seeking to form the connected vehicle alliance and begin to cooperate with each other to ensure a high level of global competitiveness.
The companies recently launched 5G communication in the Hyundai Mobis proving ground in Seosan, Chungcheongnam-do, and began to develop connected vehicle technology by actively utilizing this network. KT built the infrastructure in the Seosan proving ground.
The two companies utilized the new 5G communication network to start developing the real-time navigation update technology and the Cellular Vehicle to X (C-V2X) technology, and they are planning to secure more related technologies by the end of this year.
When the traffic information collected by preceding vehicles is sent to the server, the navigation update technology reflects it on the map in real time and delivers it to the following vehicles. It is the core technology in the era of autonomous driving that enables safer and expedient driving by updating optimal driving routes.
The 4G network-based navigation programs currently offered by carriers and IT companies take several minutes to dozens of minutes to update the map and recalculate routes. Using a 5G network that is 100 times faster than 4G, it is possible to reflect traffic information in real time.
To this end, Hyundai Mobis is developing a technology that collects traffic information through the various sensors of M.Billy, its autonomous vehicle, and extracts key information that affects driving, and transmits it to the server.
KT supports connection between the 5G terminals in M.Billy and the 5G communication base stations. As for technical cooperation in this area, Hyundai Mobis will oversee the control system installed in vehicles, and KT is to develop the technology that uses the traffic information server and the infrastructure to deliver Korea Expressway Corporation information, traffic light information and sharp curve warnings to vehicles.
Starting with these technologies, the two companies are planning to expand their area of cooperation to the development of the connected vehicle technology and further strengthen their alliance.
Source: Press Release