Hyundai look to future with self-fixing car

Hyundai is looking to help advance the motor industry after releasing its plan for the future of technology in the motor industry, with a new initiative called ‘Roadmap’.

Along with the ‘Connect to Life’ programme – where Hyundai wants to make sure users have the information to integrate cars as much with their lives as they wish – the South Korean company hope to help the development of motoring technologies that will lead to autonomous cars.

As part of the mid-to-long term aspirations, Hyundai would like to focus on four main objectives, one of those being Smart Remote Maintenance Services, which would help to fix mechanical problems without outside help.

The service is described as being able to “remotely diagnose and fix vehicle issues before they become apparent”, which could spell the end of mechanics in the future, as cars become more automated and less reliant on human control.

Other long-term targets include Smart Traffic, autonomous driving, a common trend amongst the motoring industry, and a Mobility Hub that would protect and collect data for all ‘connected cars’.

Smart Traffic would be there to help reduce congestion, speed up journeys and minimise social costs by analysing road conditions, whilst the Mobility Hub helps the user interact with its car and the surroundings in a smarter fashion.

All of these depend on how technology advances in the future, so Hyundai has also released short-to-mid term goals that will build upon current technologies and help develop technologies in the near future.

These include Smartphone connectivity and Smart Home services, which Hyundai says will, “establish the core infrastructure that will provide the foundation for future developments.”

Author: Jack Healy

Jack Evans


After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

April 6, 2016

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