- Software-defined vehicles (SDVs) are cars that change important aspects of their performance based on new lines of code. With over-the-air updates, SDVs can adjust everything from infotainment to safety features to self-driving capabilities.
- Hyundai will spend $12.6 billion by 2030 on what it is calling the upcoming Software Age for vehicles.
- While some of today’s Hyundai Group vehicles can already be updated over cellular networks, the first vehicles that are part of this new Software Age will arrive in 2023.
Hyundai Motor Group will invest $12.6 billion by 2030 to make lines of code the most critical part of future Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis vehicles. The automaker announced its road map for software-defined vehicles today and said it expects to have 20 million vehicles around the world be part of the Group’s Connected Car Services (CCS) by 2025. That’s also the year that all Hyundai Group models will be considered software-defined vehicles (SDVs).
Hyundai is calling its shift to get more SDVs on the road the “Software Age.” The technology—in which updatable code controls and changes a vehicle’s components, parameters, and features—will be used in electric and traditional gas-powered cars. Many Hyundai Group vehicles are already defined in some