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Hyundai Mobis develops 5G tech for autonomous driving, connected cars

Hyundai Mobis develops 5G tech for autonomous driving, connected cars
Hyundai Mobis develops 5G tech for autonomous driving, connected cars

Hyundai Mobis, the car part and mobility tech development arm of Hyundai Motor Group, has reportedly developed a 5G-based communication module for cars, which is a key component in autonomous driving and connected systems for large-volume data processing in real time.

According to the South Korean firm, the new module combines memory functions and communication, along with GPS and radio frequency circuits, built on ultra-low latency, ultra-high speed, and hyper-connectivity technology.

Mobis will utilize it in automotive telematics services, referring to the technology connecting the vehicle with the external control center to give drivers infotainment services as well as safety information.

For example, telematics services include eCall service, which is making an emergency call only in case of a collision, real-time traffic information, and over-the-air (OTA) updates.

According to the company, around 52 million vehicles are anticipated to employ 5G telematics modules by 2028, in comparison to the 2 million in 2021.

The new module will be used in various Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) aspects, and for pairing with camera sensors, LiDAR, and radio.

To target the global market, the company will first build a new integrated solution with the 5G communication module and an already-developed vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology.

V2X is a technology that delivers information from a vehicle to any object which might affect the vehicle and is a key technology in connected car systems for ultra-high speed communication networks.

The integrated solution by Mobis will be utilized in technologies that are still in the initial development stages, such as vehicle control during emergencies, automatic speed control near a school zone, and a collision avoidance system.

The car part maker’s latest innovation in the 5G communication module comes after its parent company decided to exchange shares worth around ₩750 billion ($520 million) with the South Korean telecom major KT in September to strengthen ties in the future mobility sector.

As per their agreement, the auto group is planning to acquire 7.7% of the telecom’s treasury stock, while the telecom will be acquiring 1.04% of Hyundai’s treasury stock and 1.46% of Mobis’ shares.

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