Friday, March 31, 2017

Hyundai Motor Advances its ‘Future Mobility’ Vision at the 2017 Seoul Motor Show



Hyundai has revealed its latest hyper-connected car and autonomous driving technologies at the 2017 Seoul Motor Show which runs from today to the 9th of April 2017. The ‘Home to Car’ and ‘Car to Home’ services with Hyundai's self-developed ccSP platform introduced together with the FE Fuel Cell Concept car’s Asian debut (above) demonstrates Hyundai’s overall tech integration as well as eco-vehicle commitment. 



Aside from that, visitors to the motor show can see two specially-prepared Hyundai IONIQ Hybrids - an Autonomous self drive (and experience at the motor show) variant, shown above, and one that set an FIA-approved record of 157.825mph last year at the world-renowned Bonneville Salt Flats, achieving a peak exit speed of 160.7mph in the process. Let me also add that the IONIQ that we can buy here in Malaysia will not hit 160mph or over 255kmh. But it is fun to drive for an affordable hybrid car (a review will be out by Yours Truly sometime soon).

Do read the press release below for all the details.

PRESS RELEASE

Hyundai Motor Advances ‘Future Mobility’ Vision at the 2017 Seoul Motor Show


March 31, 2017 - Hyundai Motor has revealed further developments for its future

mobility strategy by demonstrating a suite of industry-leading technologies at the

2017 Seoul Motor Show which runs from March 31 to April 9, 2017 at the Korea

International Exhibition Center in Goyang, west of Seoul. The next generation of

convergent technology under development includes a newly-developed Connected

Car Service Platform (ccSP) platform and smart, hyper-connectivity innovations that

focus on linking cars to customers’ lives, blurring the line between mobility, and

customers’ living and working spaces.

Connected Car Service Platform connects customers and cars

Hyundai displayed its latest vision for connecting cars to customers’ lives by

announcing plans for its self-developed Connected Car Service Platform (ccSP)

platform. This platform will allow customers to connect seamlessly to a variety of

other IoT services offered by telecommunications providers and global appliance

services.

Interconnected services will blur the lines between mobility, living and working

spaces, with ‘Home to Car’ voice controlled operations allowing drivers to start their

cars and open or close doors through speech. Meanwhile, ‘Car to Home’ options will

connect customers with smart home services, including home lighting, climate

control, and audio systems.

“Controlling vehicles via voice assistant is something that could become common-

place in the not-too- distant future,” said Seung-Ho Hwang, Executive Vice President

and head of Auto Intelligence Division at Hyundai Motor Company. “We are working

with various companies in Korea and around the world to ensure that all of our

platforms are compatible and that Hyundai customers will be able to interact with the

Internet of Things in ways that have never before been possible.”

The connectivity services demonstrated at the show will be available commercially in

the next few years, with ‘Home to Car’ services expected in 2018 and ‘Car to Home’

operations available in the following year.

Connected Car roadmap reveals key service objectives

Hyundai presented key elements of its Connected Car roadmap at the 2017 Seoul

Motor Show. Building on its philosophy of caring for customers, Hyundai revealed the

four main objectives that will ensure smart connected technologies provide greater

convenience and efficiencies for drivers.

 Proactive Caring – Regular monitoring of a car’s diagnostic information,

paired with analysis of Big Data can help to diagnose potential problems

before they become an issue, enabling remote proactive maintenance of

vehicles.

 Smart Convenience – Hyundai plans to offer customers regular updates to

vehicle software and features. This step will ensure customers always

benefit from the latest version even, when the car is being driven, ensuring

the best customer experience and the latest vehicle and data security.

 Cost Efficiency – Hyundai aims to bring cost-saving efficiencies to

customers by analyzing their driving patterns and fuel economy history. This

will provide highly accurate ‘distance to empty’ advice and recommended

routes that deliver best fuel economy (and battery life when applicable).

 Connected Efficiency - Smart application management will ensure

connectivity-reliant actions happen at optimum times, such as automatically

updating software while the car is charging. Further efficiencies will be

gained through monitoring factors that may impact on the driver each day,

providing guidance, information or warnings as appropriate. For example, a

weather checking service can deliver information to the driver to advise on

the optimal time to wash the car.

Autonomous IONIQ experience in virtual reality

Visitors to the 2017 Seoul Motor Show are invited to experience a driverless journey

via immersive Virtual Reality (VR) simulators at the Hyundai Motor stand. A virtual

trip in an autonomous IONIQ demonstrates how the advanced piloting capabilities of

Hyundai’s latest technology enable the car to navigate without driver input, through

the most challenging situations safely.

With a sleek design resembling the rest of the IONIQ line-up, the autonomous IONIQ

is one of the few self-driving cars being developed to have a hidden LiDAR system in

its front bumper instead of on the roof. The car’s advanced self-driving systems are

kept as simple as possible by integrating existing functions from the production

model, including the Smart Cruise Control system’s forward-facing radar and Lane

Keeping Assist cameras.

The Smart House concept brings car to life

Hyundai presented its Smart House concept at the 2017 Seoul Motor Show,

revealing the potential reach of its advanced Future Mobility technologies. The

working Smart House exhibit provides a vision of how the car could be integrated

with the daily lives of users, converging mobility and customer’s living and working

spaces.

The concept suggests how cars could integrate with our living spaces when docked,

before becoming a mobile living space when customers need to move around.

Hyundai’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’.

Asian debut for futuristic FE Fuel Cell Concept, the next generation of fuel cell

vehicle

Hyundai has revealed its trailblazing Future Eco (FE) Fuel Cell Concept to Asian

audiences for the first time, reaffirming its commitment to hydrogen-powered vehicle

development. Hyundai has established itself as a global leader for hydrogen

transportation by being the world’s first manufacturer to mass-produce a fuel cell

vehicle.

The FE Fuel Cell Concept begins a new chapter for Hyundai by hinting at the form

and capabilities of a forthcoming production FCEV due for launch in February of

2018. The new model will feature advanced driver assistance technologies,

alongside an extensive hydrogen-powered range that moves Hyundai closer toward

realizing its ultimate ambition of creating a zero-emission Hydrogen Energy Society.

The concept car is designed to run for more than 800 kilometers between refueling,

acknowledging the current limited hydrogen infrastructure and features a host of

clever technologies to enhance customer comfort, convenience and safety. One of

the most notable characteristics of the new concept is its internal air humidifier, which

recycles water emitted by the car’s clean hydrogen energy circulation to create a

more comfortable cabin environment.

Hyundai celebrates IONIQ Hybrid world record

Hyundai is also using the 2017 Seoul Motor Show to celebrate setting the land-speed

record for a production-based hybrid car. Visitors can see the specially-prepared

Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid that set an FIA-approved record of 157.825mph last year at

the world-renowned Bonneville Salt Flats, achieving a peak exit speed of 160.7mph

in the process.

Hyundai's ultimate ambition for high speed driving

Hyundai is showcasing its current i20 Coupe WRC challenger that is competing in

the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Based on the Hyundai i20 Coupe, it

is enhanced in line with the WRC’s 2017 technical regulations that allow for greater

power and greater aerodynamic downforce.

Hyundai is also displaying its striking high-performance N concept, the RN30, that

was first introduced during last year’s Paris Motor Show. The motorsport-inspired

racing concept was developed in close collaboration with Hyundai Motorsport

(HMSG), Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center (HMETC) and Hyundai Motor’s

Performance Development and High Performance Vehicle Division.

At the Seoul Motor Show, Hyundai also unveiled a hybrid variant of the All-new

Azera – badged as Grandeur in Korea. The conventionally-powered Azera was

launched in November 2016. Hyundai Motor’s press conference will take place in

Exhibition Hall 2 at 10:15 (KST) on Thursday March 30, 2017.

-Ends-

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