Hyundai Mobis announced it is entering the market for digital clusters, a field which is on the rise as a driving information display solution for autonomous cars. The company plans to focus on development of a next-generation cockpit optimized for the era of autonomous driving.
By entering the market, the company says it is striving to actively respond to future car technologies such as autonomous driving and connectivity as new growth drivers while focusing on developing infotainment and ICT parts.
Hyundai Mobis has worked on developing a cluster, which is a core part of the cockpit to secure competitiveness in Level 4 autonomous driving. The company had successfully developed a large 12.3-inch cluster in 2015, and this year, it began to mass-produce a cluster equipped with a 7-inch display and applied it to Hyundai Kona EV.
Hyundai Mobis say it plans to “aggressively” carry out sales efforts targeting global automakers as well as domestic ones, developing the digital cluster as a key export item.
“Global automotive suppliers and IT firms are competing for developing next-generation cockpits for autonomous cars with their differentiated strategies,” said Yang Seung-wook, director of Hyundai Mobis ICT Research Center. “We aim to pull ahead of the competition for developing next-generation cockpits by developing an integrated platform to simultaneously control the four core infotainment parts by the first half of next year.”
At this year’s CES, Hyundai Mobis presented various future car displays applied to a next-generation cockpit, which reflects user experience. More specifically, it showcased a total of four displays placed respectively on the cluster, steering wheel, room mirror and console box.