Hyundai and Qt continue key technology partnership for vehicle OS

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The Qt Company has been selected by Hyundai as a key HMI technology partner for all the Hyundai, Kia and Genesis vehicles.

The software technology provider will enable the further development of the OEM’s ccOS (Connected Car Operating System), consisting of Hyundai’s in-vehicle infotainment system, instrument cluster and rear-seat entertainment systems. Launched toward the end of 2019, the Genesis GV80 was the first Hyundai brand vehicle to utilize Qt’s HMI technology, followed shortly after by the G80 and GV70.

Developed by the vehicle manufacturer, the ccOS controls and operates all key aspects of the connected car infrastructure. This includes the in-vehicle framework, infotainment framework and connectivity framework, enabling the car to adapt to safety, comfort, convenience and security innovations.

Through the continued partnership with Qt, Hyundai says it can develop further solutions such as 3D effects and keep up with the rapidly evolving automotive sector. The OEM will leverage Qt’s own Design Studio, UI designer and development tools to accelerate the development of the HMI, including the prototyping and deployment processes.

“We are excited about deepening our partnership with Hyundai Motor Group,” commented Juhapekka Niemi, executive vice president of sales at Qt. “One of the true market differentiators in the automotive industry is how well brands are able to leverage software to offer a seamless, personalized experience to consumers. By leveraging Qt, Hyundai Motor Group is able to unify their HMI development process to increase the speed of delivery dramatically, as well as exceed consumer expectations.”

“We are very happy about our continued partnership with Qt,” added Haeyoung Kwon, vice president of infotainment development at Hyundai. “We are expecting to see considerable efficiencies across development and maintenance by using the Qt framework and a quicker overall time-to-market. We look forward to driving the future of connected cars together with Qt.”

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