Hyundai Motor Co. have partnered with America’s Verizon Enterprise Solutions to provide a range of connected services including safety, security, diagnostics and infotainment to Hyundai vehicles starting in 2014.
Verizon will provide the wireless network service for ‘Next-generation Blue Link’ for Hyundai’s future cars. According to Woo-Young Kwak, VP-IT, Hyundai, the company chose Verizon, as “the company provides the best solution to our customers for both coverage and quality.” Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide.
“We are thrilled to be working with Hyundai to help enhance the driving experience for their customers. It’s the breadth of our expertise combined with the depth of our technology that allows our clients to launch new services and initiatives faster” said Mark Bartolomeo, vice president Connected Solutions at Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
Varizon’s agreement with Hyundai expands the American company’s long-standing collaboration with a wide range of auto manufacturers throughout the industry. Verizon supports network engineering, security, cloud solutions, telematics platform, and program management for millions of vehicles in the U.S. and around the world.
Embedded connectivity is the buzzword in auto circles. Cars of the future should be able to communicate with the driver, as well as other vehicles on the road. According to Forrester Research, the number of vehicles shipped worldwide with embedded connectivity is expected to grow from 5.4 million in 2012 to 36 million in 2018, and it’s only apt that car companies are forging alliance with tech companies to be prepared for the future.