Hyundai Motor Opens Big Data Center in Guizhou, China

Guizhou Data Center

Hyundai Motor has announced plans to build a hub for ‘big data’ at the Guian New Area – China’s national epicenter for big data.

Starting operations in June 2017, the new facility will be Hyundai Motor’s first overseas strategic hub for big data analysis, boosting the company’s development of advanced connected cars and technologies.

Located at the heart of the Guian New Area in Guizhou Province, Hyundai Motor’s new facility will deliver a competitive advantage over rivals through close collaboration with the region’s IT enterprises and start-up companies.

Euisun Chung, Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor, said: “The decision to establish a Big Data Center in this strategically-important part of China indicates an acceleration of Hyundai Motor’s development of connected car technologies. Advancing our leadership in this rapidly-growing area will contribute to Hyundai Motor’s continued growth in Chinese market.”

The Big Data Center in China will analyze connected car data in collaboration with Hyundai Motor’s domestic Big Data Center in Uiwang, South Korea. With data scrutinized in both centers, Hyundai Motor will provide a multitude of connected car services that are tailored to the needs of customers.

Alongside its Big Data Center plan, Hyundai Motor also signed a memorandum of understanding with Cisco – another key progression of its connected car strategy. Advancing its ‘Open Innovation’ plan, Hyundai Motor’s relationship with Cisco is an important step towards the company’s ‘Car to Life’ connected car vision where the car becomes integral to the daily life of the user.

Hyundai Motor recently embarked on developing ccOS (Connected Car Operating System), a core platform technology for future connected cars. This series of developments will play a crucial part in Hyundai Motor’s efforts to lead the digital era.

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