Hyundai Motor has opened its first global Big Data Center in China. The new facility will allow Hyundai Motor to expand significantly its R&D capabilities in connected cars, advance its market projections, and enhance business operations in China. Hyundai Motor expects the new China Big Data Center to serve as a stepping stone for enhancing big data capabilities further.
Hyundai Motor has opened its first global Big Data Center in Guizhou Province, China, to gather and analyze massive volumes of data collected from the company’s connected cars. The new facility will allow Hyundai Motor to expand significantly its R&D capabilities in connected cars, advance its market projections, and enhance business operations in China.
The Big Data Center in China lays a foundation for building a China-focused Car Cloud, as Hyundai Motor plans to leverage expertise in connected car technologies gathered through years of experience in Hyundai Car Cloud operation in Korea, which was established in 2013.
Hyundai Motor also has high expectations for its self-developed Connected Car Operating System (ccOS) and Connected Car Service Platform (ccSP). Tapping in to such proprietary technologies, the company plans to spur the establishment of connected car services tailored for Chinese customers.
Hyundai Motor’s ccOS optimizes the high-speed transmission and reception of data within the vehicle, while ccSP seamlessly connects drivers to IoT (Internet of Things) services. In addition to monitoring customer driving patterns, the Center will monitor and diagnose potential problems, offering regular software updates to vehicles.
Located in China’s national epicenter for big data – Guizhou Province’s capital Guian – the Big Data Center covers 1,200m2, sharing a five-story building with China’s largest internet search provider, Baidu. Guian is one of China’s fastest-growing cities, already hosting global technology giants including Apple, Alibaba and IBM.
The Center is strategically located to take advantage of access to local IT companies, such as China Unicom, to develop, analyze and process multiple data streams positioning Hyundai Motor at the forefront of the automotive dig data revolution.
The opening of the Guian facility is the first of a future global network of big data hubs that build on the foundations of Hyundai Motor’s domestic Big Data Center in Uiwang, South Korea, which started operation in 2013. On opening the Uiwang facility, the company also established a group of ‘Data Scientists’, who continue to play a vital role in enhancing Hyundai Motor’s capabilities in big data applications.
Hyundai Motor expects the new China Big Data Center to serve as a stepping stone for enhancing big data capabilities further, as the company plans to expand its Big Data Center network globally in the years to come.