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Hyundai to release cars with self-developed OS by 2020

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initiative is to be called "Connected Car Operating System (ccOS)"

Hyundai Motor Group, including Kia Motors Corp, has announced plans to release an autonomous vehicle using its own operating system (OS), according to a Maeil Business report. The initiative is to be called "Connected Car Operating System (ccOS)" and the group is aiming to install its self-developed piloting software in new car models from 2020. Earlier this year, Hyundai Group announced in June that it was investing in a unit dedicated to developing vehicle OS at its research centre at Namyang, Gyeonggi province, South Korea. The team is also working on a prototype ahead of commercialization.

Significance: Hyundai has been in talks with a number of companies including Google and Cisco Systems on connected car technologies. Hyundai-Kia plans to use open source software including an open In-vehicle Infotainment (IVI) platform of the GENIVI Alliance, a non-profit industry alliance committed to driving the broad adoption of open-source, IVI software and providing open technology for connected cars. Hyundai's ccOS would incorporate this technology, according to the company.

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