- Hyundai Mobis is setting up this technical center adjacent to its first one in Hyderabad, India
- The new technical center, as Hyundai informed, will also focus on the development of control logic for autonomous driving
Hyundai Mobis announced that it will set up and operate the second technical center in a new IT complex adjacent to its first technical center in Hyderabad, India. The purpose of this move is to strengthen automobile software development, which has recently been growing exponentially, and secure supply stability.
“With its over 700 local talents specialising in ICT and software, Hyundai Mobis’ Indian technical center develops and validates various software programs for vehicles and also collaborates with the technical center in Korea. The major items that the Indian center works on are mostly automotive electronic parts, such as IVI applications, airbag control units (ACUs), electronic braking systems (MEB5) and the AUTOSAR platform,” read Hyundai Mobis’ official statement.
The global autonomous vehicle market, as per a report by Allied Market Research, is projected to reach $556.67 billion by 2026.
Software development for autonomous vehicles in India
The company stated that it aims to strengthen its R&D activities in India, particularly software development for autonomous vehicles. This second technical center will focus on the development of control logic for autonomous driving and parking and recognition algorithms for autonomous driving sensors (camera, radar, lidar).
Hyundai’s strategy is to improve the accuracy of autonomous driving sensor data by developing a deep learning-based image recognition algorithm and signal processing algorithm, while developing various control logic to support mass production.
Company’s first technical center at Hyderbad is already focusing on validating and developing software for mass-production products, including IVI (In-Vehicle Infotainment), chassis control systems (MDPS, ABS, electronic suspension, etc.) and airbag control units (ACUs), and develop custom products for local customers.
“To this end, the company will also develop software performance improvement tools to improve the reliability of autonomous driving software. One good example is to build databases on image recognition algorithm learning through PC-based virtual environment simulation of various driving situations. This is expected to upgrade the autonomous driving control algorithm and strengthen software development capabilities through efficient analysis of radar/lidar sensor data,” read Hyundai’s official statment.