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Published on March 31st, 2017 | by Amirul Mukminin

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

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.

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, which 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.

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, which consists of four main objectives:

  • 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.
  • Cost Efficiency – Hyundai aims to bring cost-saving efficiencies to customers by analyzing their driving patterns and fuel economy history, which 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

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

Also presented is Hyundai’s Smart House concept,  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.

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

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

 


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