Published on January 11th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair0
Hyundai, Kia, Genesis Win Big At Good Design Awards 2022
Hyundai Motor Group takes home 11 Good Design Awards this round.
The Good Design Awards 2022 have concluded and a major winner this time around has been the Hyundai Motor Group’s three main brands – Hyundai, Kia and Genesis.
The premium arm, Genesis, bagged just two awards this time. The Genesis G90 and the ‘connected car Integrated Cockpit (ccIC) infotainment system both won in the Transportation category. The G90 is the company’s flagship sedan, launched in December 2021.
The ccIC infotainment system was introduced first on the GV60 electric crossover and features an integrated Heads Up Display, Instrument Cluster, and Audio Video Navigation Telmatics in a panoramic display.
Kia’s four awards go to their latest Niro, the Concept EV9, the EV Infotainment System and the Magenta Design Infotainment System.
The Kia Niro was debuted in late 2021 with electrified powertrains and a funky new design inspired by the Habaniro Concept. The Kia Concept EV9 will possibly join the EV6 in production soon. It is envisioned to incorporate upcycled materials from waste that ends up in marine ecosystems. The EV Infotainment System and Magenta Design Infotainment System are designed specifically for electric vehicles and are based on the paper-themed Graphical User Interface.
Hyundai took home awards for its SEVEN Concept and its Trailer Drone Concept under the transportation category. Under the robotics category, the company took awards for their Plug & Drive Mobility, Plug & Drive L7 and Mobile Eccentric Droid.
The SEVEN Concept will probably end up being the next all-electric IONIQ production SUV while the Trailer Drone previews a fully-autonomous hydrogen-powered container truck in a double e-Bogie configuration for maximum maneuverability.
Plug & Drive Mobility was envisioned as a set of robotic modules that can be scaled and repurposed for many applications. The Plug & Drive L7 features an intuitive joystick control and needs minimal space for moving around. It’s meant to expand the scope of human mobility. The Mobile Eccentric Droid is a small mobile platform with four Drive & Lift modules that combine driving, steering, posture control and braking systems in one structure.