Hyundai Selects Verizon for Wireless Vehicle Services
Jan. 21, 2014—Hyundai Motor America has selected Verizon Enterprise Solutions to provide a range of wireless connected services for Hyundai vehicles starting in 2014, including safety, security, diagnostics and infotainment, Verizon announced Tuesday.
"We selected Verizon to provide the wireless network service for 'Next-generation Blue Link' because both customer opinion and various data sources indicate that Verizon provides the best solution to our customers for both coverage and quality," said Woo-Young Kwak, executive vice president of the vehicle IT service division and development center of Hyundai Motor Group.
According to Forrester Research, the number of vehicles shipped worldwide with embedded connectivity is expected to grow from 5.4 million in 2012 to 36 million in 2018.
"Our agreement with Hyundai expands our long-standing collaboration with a wide range of auto manufacturers throughout the industry to support network engineering, security, cloud solutions, telematics platform, and program management for millions of vehicles in the U.S. and around the world," said Mark Bartolomeo, vice president of Connected Solutions at Verizon Enterprise Solutions. "We are thrilled to be working with Hyundai to help enhance the driving experience for their customers. It's the breadth of our expertise combined with the depth of our technology that allows our clients to launch new services and initiatives faster."
Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America, and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide.