Hyundai’s Mobile Eccentric Droid (MobED) will be officially unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month, but they provided us with a sneak peek today. This advanced robotic platform sports four uniquely positioned wheels that move optimally and independently with a low and flat body. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Set to make its debut at the LA Auto Show this weekend, the Hyunda IONIQ 7 (SEVEN) electric SUV is unlike any other the company has worked on in the past. It’s built on the company’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) and sports wheels with integrated Active Air Flaps, which deploy or retract depending on brake-cooling or low-drag requirements. In the darkness of night, Parametric Pixel lights play a Welcome Light Sequence on start-up. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Samsung Galaxy users can now use their smartphone as a digital key for the first time with the Genesis GV60. This digital car key is powered by advanced ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, which is essentially a short-range, wireless communication protocol that utilizes radio waves to operate, similar to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. However, UWB transmits radio waves at a much higher frequency, allowing for highly accurate spatial awareness and directional capabilities that enable mobile devices to understand their surroundings better. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Hyundai Motor Group shared its vision for hydrogen energy and a global hydrogen society at the Hydrogen Wave global online forum earlier this week. Their plans showcased how the company would popularize hydrogen by 2040 through the introduction of new technologies as well as mobility solutions in transportation and other industrial sectors. This included fuel cell technology in high-performance vehicle applications. Read more for a first look at their hydrogen-powered sports car.
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At first glance, this vehicle looks like a real 1969 Ford Mustang, but upon closer inspection, you still may not realize it’s just a heavily modified 2009 Hyundai Accent. Since the latter isn’t the same size as the original muscle car, the proportions are slightly off, especially its width, but we’re certain that this will fool most non automobile enthusiasts on the road. Unfortunately, it probably doesn’t have a Windsor V8 engine. Read more for a short video and additional pictures.
Hyundai Motor Group has successfully completed the acquisition of Boston Dynamics, Inc. from SoftBank Group Corp. in a deal that values the mobile robot firm at $1.1 billion. To celebrate, Boston Dynamics released a couple of new videos, including one where Spot takes on BTS in a dance showdown. Hyundai aims to transform itself into a Smart Mobility Solution Provider and has invested in the development of future technologies, including autonomous driving, artificial intelligence (AI), Urban Air Mobility (UAM), smart factories as well as robots. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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.