Toyota and Hyundai have become the latest in a growing list of car manufacturers to invest in connected car technology, which will see their future models connect with the Internet of Things (IoT) and data clouds.
The two Asian manufacturers have both expressed their intent to connect future models with smartphones, home networks and urban infrastructure, and both have begun investing in the development and testing of such systems.
Toyota’s recently launched Connected division will expand the brand’s links with Microsoft and the use of its Azure cloud technology. It says the systems will enable future vehicles to intelligently integrate with other forms of connected technology, helping to streamline the relationship the car has with other technologies used in daily life.
Toyota explains its connected technology
Hyundai’s newly revealed Roadmap technology works in a similar way, and the car maker wants to demonstrate it in an upcoming ‘Hyper-connected and Intelligent Car’ concept.