- Hyundai Motor showcases advanced self-driving technology through urban trials of Autonomous IONIQ models in Las Vegas
- Strategy includes hyper-connected car platform to seamlessly link mobility with the home and workplace
- Hyundai Motor’s vision for future mobility incorporates wearable robotics, micro-mobility solutions and interactive, health-conscious technology
- Hyundai Motor is showcasing key elements of its strategy for future mobility at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas, from January 5 to 8, 2017.
This next generation of convergent technologies focuses on linking cars to customer’s lives, through intelligent autonomous driving, smart hyper-connectivity solutions and innovations to promote wellness in mobility.
Autonomous IONIQ concepts reveal advanced self-driving technologies
Hyundai Motor is using live demonstrations and immersive virtual reality displays to present the capabilities of its latest self-driving technology. Two cars are navigating test routes in the Las Vegas boulevards as part of ongoing advanced trials in urban environments, while CES visitors can experience a driverless journey via immersive Virtual Reality simulators at the Hyundai Motor booth.
Moving forward with the use of LiDAR technology, Hyundai Motor has hidden the hardware behind the Autonomous IONIQ’s front bumper rather than using the typical roof-mounted approach, retaining the new car’s sleek design. Hyundai Motor’s latest technology allows the cars to navigate the most challenging situations safely, including high levels of pedestrian traffic, stop lights and signs, road construction and road blocks, speed bumps, dogs, small children and even intersections without traffic signals.
Connected Car platform combines intelligent automotive and IT technologies
Another interactive experience at Hyundai Motor’s CES booth demonstrates how the ‘hyper-connected car’ will be central to buying greater convenience, comfort and enjoyment to tomorrow’s lifestyles.
With an objective to create hyper-connected intelligent cars that boast the safest and most advanced self-driving systems on the market, Hyundai Motor is collaborating with Cisco, a worldwide leader in IT and security technology. The joint program will create a platform optimized for connected cars, which will help enable two-way communication both internally between the car’s system and externally with road infrastructure, other vehicles, internet of Things (loT) devices, and the cloud.
Mobility Vision’ concept converges hyper-connectivity and Smart House
Through its innovative ‘Mobility Vision’ concept, Hyundai Motor is demonstrating the potential reach of its advanced technologies. The Smart House concept shown at CES seamlessly integrates the car into the daily lives of users, blurring the line between mobility and customer’s living and working spaces.
The concept on show suggests how the car could integrate itself with the living space when docked, before becoming a mobile living space when customers need to move around. Hyundai Motor’s vision sees customers living, without interruption, while on the move as the comfort, convenience and connectivity features of the car and the home are combined into ‘one space’.
Health + Mobility Concept for wellness in mobility
Also at CES, Hyundai Motor is presenting ‘Health + Mobility Concept’, its future vision for health-conscious vehicles that connect mobility and wellness. An immersive virtual reality room demonstrates how in-car conditions can be created to better manage stress and associated consequences resulting from commuting, allowing drivers to intentionally shift modes for increased personal productivity or relaxation. The interactive health-conscious technology monitors a suite of health and wellbeing indicators via a series of sensors throughout the cockpit.
Wearable robotics offer new freedom in mobility
Hyundai Motor has revealed new wearable powered robots that are set to revolutionize the future of personal mobility. The latest innovations in advanced assistive exoskeletons for medical, work and daily life reveal the company’s ambition to provide assisted-mobility support beyond the automobile for the well-being of customers.
The range of wearable exoskeletons presented at CES feature on-board motion control systems to support patients with lower spinal cord injuries, or provide stroll support for the elderly in everyday life. A workplace-focused exoskeleton provides upper-body and hip support to prevent back injuries for workers lifting heavy objects.
IONIQ Scooter provides final-mile mobility
Hyundai Motor has unveiled the IONIQ Scooter, an innovative portable-mobility concept that allows customers to continue their journey after parking to easily reach their final destination. The lightweight, electrically-powered scooter is conveniently stored and charged in the front door of the IONIQ Electric, with an easy one-touch folding structure for maximized portability.
The scooter is the result of a study into alternatives for ‘first-and-last mile mobility’, and is another innovation from Hyundai Motor’s long-term research and development program, Project IONIQ, which works to redefine future mobility through innovation.
Also on display at the Hyundai Motor booth at CES is the latest IONIQ Hybrid model, which includes enhancements to further its reputation as one of the world’s most fuel efficient cars.