Lear’s EXO Technology signs Hyundai as first development partner

SOUTHFIELD — Lear Corp. (NYSE: LEA), the Southfield-based provider of seating and electronics for the auto industry, announced it has signed Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc. as the first development partner in its EXO Technology Partnership Program.

Lear’s EXO high accuracy vehicle positioning technology is a proprietary Global Navigation Satellite System solution designed to meet the demands of the automotive industry and drive change through increased accuracy, reliability and functional safety in vehicle positioning.

EXO combines near-instant positioning and high accuracy without the need for base stations, and it does so in some of the most challenging weather and urban canyon environments. The cloud-computing and software-based technology enables the safe deployment of advanced autonomous mobility solutions by working with standard automotive GNSS receivers to deliver fast, centimeter-level accuracy anywhere on the globe.

Beginning in early 2019, HATCI plans to utilize the complete EXO high accuracy vehicle positioning system, including full access to electronic hardware, on-vehicle sensor fusion software and the cloud-based EXO correction service.

“Lear’s EXO Technology delivers the fastest high-accuracy and globally scalable GNSS vehicle positioning solution purpose-built to meet stringent automotive requirements,” said Eric Partington, vice president of connectivity at Lear. “The partnership between Lear and HATCI enables advanced safety and autonomous mobility applications utilizing Lear’s proprietary EXO vehicle positioning technology.”

The EXO Technology Partnership Program is a collaborative effort between Lear, automakers and other ecosystem players that provides a full automotive solution for V2X and Level 2 and 3 autonomous driving features. Lear expects to welcome more innovation development partnerships throughout 2019.

Lear serves every major automaker in the world with 165,000 employees in 39 countries. More at www.lear.com.

Hyundai America Technical Center was established in 1986 in Washtenaw County’s Superior Township. It is Hundai Motor Group’s design, technology and engineering division for North America. It supports new model development for HMG’s North American operations and global programs from dedicated engineering facilities and support staff at affiliate sites located in Alabama, California, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. More at http://worldwide.hyundai.com.

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