The original Hyundai Pony, a compact rear wheel drive automobile, was manufactured from 1975 to 1990. Now you can see an modern version at Hyundai Motorstudio Busan in South Korea as part of its ‘Reflections in Motion’ exhibition, from April 8 through June 27. This electrified version features a matte silver paint, camera-based, fender-mounted exterior mirrors, pixelated round headlights and U-shaped taillights made of LED lights. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Remember the 2 Fast 2 Furious bridge jump scene where Devon Aoki in her S2000 jumped over the South Miami Avenue Bridge, where South Miami Avenue crosses the Miami River between 3rd and 6th Streets? Well, one driver from Daytona Beach decided to try the stunt, albeit on a smaller scale, as they smashed through a traffic arm in front of the Main Street bridge Monday and crossed as the drawbridge was opening. Read more for the footage and additional information.
To celebrate the launch of the Genesis brand in China, the company lit up the Shanghai skyline with thousands of drones in an eye-opening performance. It also set a new Guinness World Records for “The Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) airborne simultaneously”. The performance, titled the “Genesis of Genesis”, marks the start of the brand in China and wowed audiences on both sides of the Bund. Read more for a video and additional information.
Hyundai Mobis unveiled two urban shared mobility concept cars, the M.Vision X and M.Vision POP, while also demonstrating new technologies to further advance urban shared mobility. The M.Vision X is basically a purpose-based 4-seater that provides a customized experience based on a unique interpretation of interior space. Its windows can be transformed into a display with a special theme (Virtual Space Wall), and the 360º transparent windows of the vehicle doubles as a screen for watching sports games or performances. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The Hyundai Motor Group is one step closer to electrifying their entire lineup of vehicles with their latest concept, the Genesis X. This all-electric GT (Gran Turismo) coupe is now the brand’s fifth concept car, following the New York, GV80, Essentia, and Mint, but with a new take on sustainable luxury car design. This vehicle maximizes use of the Two Lines design element that Genesis is known for. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled their latest project, TIGER (Transforming Intelligent Ground Excursion Robot), and it’s the company’s second Ultimate Mobility Vehicle (UMV). This transforming intelligent ground excursion robot is designed specifically for carrying various types of payload while traveling over challenging terrain. It’s based on a modular platform architecture, which consists of a sophisticated leg / wheel locomotion system, 360-degree directional control, and multiple sensors for remote observation. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
It’s official, Hyundai’s Urban Air Port Air-One has today been chosen as the UK government’s Future Flight Challenge, an initiative to develop aviation infrastructure and systems that enable the next generation of electric and autonomous air vehicles. Air-One is claimed to be the world-first fully-operational hub for future electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, like cargo drones and air taxis. It will be launched in Coventry, UK later this year. Read more for a video and additional information.
Hyundai Motor Group unveils the “DAL-e” – an acronym for “Drive you, Assist you, Link with you-experience – robot that will take over auto showrooms in the near future. This customer service robot will be capable of independently communicating with people using precise recognition capabilities and mobility functions. It comes equipped with advanced artificial intelligence technology for facial recognition as well as an automatic communication system based on a language-comprehension platform. Read more for additional pictures and information.
South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Company announced that it will be acquiring Boston Dynamics for $921 million from Softbank. The robot maker is best known for its four-legged robot dog named Spot, but also countless other machines over the years, like BigDog, Atlas, and lots more. Boston Dynamics was originally founded by former professor Marc Raibert and spun out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992. Google, Alphabet Inc., took over Boston Dynamics in 2013 before selling it to SoftBank in 2017. Read more for a video of MBKHD with Spot.
Sure, Hyundai’s smallest electric vehicle may not be for everyone due to its size, but it still manages to pack two DC electric motors generating 1.12 horsepower, good for a top speed of 4.4 miles per hour. If the design looks familiar, that’s because it’s based on the company’s ’45’ concept, which focuses on electrification, autonomous technologies and intelligent design. The ’45’ concept’s batteries are set in a ‘skateboard floor,’ which allows Hyundai to create a space that feels like a living room with new pieces of furniture. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.