South Korean car parts company Hyundai Mobis has announced plans to set up its second technical centre in India.

Intended to boost software development for driverless vehicles, the new technical centre will be built in a new information technology (IT) complex next to its existing one in the Indian city of Hyderabad.

It will develop the control logic for driving and parking and recognition algorithms for autonomous driving sensors such as cameras, radars and lidars.

The facility will work on improving the autonomous sensor accuracy.

The company noted that it will also enhance the autonomous driving software’s reliability by creating tools to improve the performance of software.

In a statement, Hyundai Mobis said: “One good example is to build databases on image recognition algorithm learning through PC-based virtual environment simulation of various driving situations.

“This is expected to upgrade the autonomous driving control algorithm and strengthen software development capabilities through efficient analysis of radar / lidar sensor data.”

The first technical centre in Hyderabad mostly focuses on automotive software such as in-vehicle infotainment, chassis control system and airbag control unit.

Currently, Hyundai Mobis has research and development centres in South Korea, the US, Germany, India, and China. The company claims to have more than 5,000 employees working at the centres.

The South Korea-based car parts manufacturer is also running Mobis Ventures in Silicon Valley in the US and Shenzhen in China.