NVIDIA connected car platform to roll out across Hyundai Group from 2022

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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.

The technical cooperation with Nvidia will enable Hyundai to develop high-performance connected car computing systems for its next-generation models. From entry-level to premium vehicles, all future models will feature in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems powered by Nvidia Drive as standard. Nvidia Drive includes a hardware and software stack, enabling Hyundai Motor Group’s IVI systems to combine audio, video, navigation, connectivity and artificial intelligence AI-based connected car services.

Using the high-performance, energy-efficient Nvidia Drive platform for its future models will allow the Group’s brands to offer customers seamless and continuously enhanced in-vehicle AI user experiences. Hyundai, Kia and Genesis customers will therefore benefit from a feature-rich, software-defined AI user experience that is perpetually updateable.

Hyundai Motor Group has been working with Nvidia since 2015, and the Nvidia Drive platform already underpins the advanced IVI systems found in the Genesis GV80 and G80. The companies have also been collaborating on an advanced digital cockpit, due to be launched in late 2021. The announcement takes the relationship further, as Hyundai Motor Group lays the foundations for IVI systems that can support a wide range of future apps and features, across its entire model line-up.

“Nvidia brought consumer electronic functionality and a graphics-rich user interface to infotainment systems more than a decade ago,” said Ali Kani, VP of autonomous vehicles at Nvidia. “Now, we are once again transforming these systems through the power of AI, helping Hyundai Motor Group increase safety and value, along with enhancing customer satisfaction, throughout the lifetime of the vehicle.”

“At Hyundai Motor Group, we are committed to delivering greater value, safety, functionality and enjoyment over the lifetime of the car,” said Paul Choo, senior VP of Electronics Tech Unit at Hyundai Motor Group. “The Nvidia Drive platform is proven – it is scalable, energy-efficient and has the performance to support our next generation of software-defined vehicles.”

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