In order to advance their research towards autonomous driving technology, which hinges on automobiles being able to communicate with one another, automakers have either acquired technology companies or brokered a partnership with them.

Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) picked the latter.

HMC has just announced that it has partnered with IT and networking firm Cisco in order to ‘establish an industry-leading connected car platform.’

Hyundai’s plan is to strengthen in-vehicle networking and the transmission and reception of data, which the company believes is the ‘core of connected car technology’, before taking the development any further.

The aim is to transmit and receive data at a faster rate while making the communication of each subsystem more effective. This will ensure that when the next step is taken, the system will be able to handle complex and large chunks of data efficiently.

“Future connected cars will open new innovations in quality, safety, and security, as never before. By expanding time and space, more safety will be guaranteed for our customers. Hyundai Motor will provide new values that go beyond our customers’ expectations in safety, quality and security through cooperating with Cisco. This collaboration will be a chance to bring closer the Hyundai Motor-led future of connected cars and shift paradigms of new mobility,” said Euisun Chung, Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor.

“This is truly an exciting time to collaborate with Hyundai Motor. Digital disruption into the automotive industry is being driven by technologies that are creating new user experiences; and our leadership in the areas of connected vehicles, security, and large-scale communication technologies will be crucial to establishing an industry-leading platform. Cisco is honored to join efforts with Hyundai Motor on the Connected Car initiative, and to play our part in the automotive industry’s evolution,” said Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco.

This effort is part of Hyundai’s Connected Car Roadmap, which involves the development of smart remote maintenance service, autonomous driving, Smart Traffic, and connectivity Mobility Hub.