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Hyundai Motor Demonstrates `Mobility Vision` with Hyper-Connected Car and Smart House
No. 49006-01-2017310 hits
  • Hyundai Motor extends commitment to customer care with innovation by revealing ‘Mobility Vision’ concept
  • Concept pairs Connected Car and Smart House for seamless technological convergence, allowing users to ‘move while living, and live while moving’
  • Hyundai Motor blurs line between home and car at CES in Las Vegas


January 4, 2017 – At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, Hyundai Motor has revealed its ‘Mobility Vision’ concept that, in the future, will connect autonomous cars to living and working environments. Signaling the start of a new era, Hyundai Motor’s Smart House technology blurs the line between mobility and living and working space, integrating the car into the daily lives of users.

The Smart House concept shown at CES is an important demonstration of Hyundai Motor’s plans for ‘Mobility Vision’, which places Connected Car technologies at the center of the home. The CES display suggests how the car could shed the image of a conventional vehicle, integrating itself with the living space when docked, before becoming a mobile living space when customers need to move around.

Hyundai Motor’s future vision makes full use of the car for mobility and, crucially, when not travelling it enables customers to continue living without interruption by integrating its functionalities with the home. The new concept combines the comfort, convenience and connectivity features of the car and the home into ‘one space’.

Hak Su Ha, Director of Hyundai Design Center said: “Hyundai Motor recognizes the significance of connected technologies and the extent to which they could benefit our customers’ daily lives. Our Smart House concept fully integrates the car into the home, ultimately making the user’s life more comfortable and convenient. By seamlessly blending features from the car with home and work environments, the user experience is uninterrupted whether socializing, working at home, or on the move.”

When ‘docked’ with the Smart Home, Hyundai Motor’s mobility concept becomes an integral part of the living space, performing useful functions and enhancing the living environment. For example, the mobility concept can act as an air conditioner; share its entertainment facilities by mirroring audio and visual outputs with the home’s smart devices; and even provide power in emergency situations, using its on-board fuel cell as a generator.

In addition to presenting an innovative solution to overpopulation and limited living space, the ‘Mobility Vision’ ambition extends to connected technologies that make users’ lives easier on a daily basis. Hyundai Motor’s investment in ‘hyper-connectivity’ will become so advanced that users will not feel the movement of transport as they continue using the living and working space. Advanced communication with other cars and traffic systems means the user can continue living until they reach their destination making it possible to carry on working or relaxing without interruption.

Hyundai Motor Reveals Future Vision for Connected Cars
No. 48905-01-2017264 hits
  • Innovations combine intelligent automotive and IT technologies to bring mobility and life together for customers
  • Hyundai Motor collaborates with leading IT company Cisco to develop an advanced connected car platform


January 4, 2017 – Hyundai Motor has unveiled its plans for advanced connected car technology at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The interactive experience featured at the Hyundai Motor 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.

”At this year’s CES, Hyundai Motor will introduce the direction of development with Cisco and we hope that visitors fully understand what Hyundai Motor and Cisco envision for the future of connected cars,” said Seung Ho Hwang, Executive Vice President of Hyundai Motor Company. “We are convinced that further synergies will be created as we combine Hyundai Motor’s connected car platforms with Cisco’s network technology”, he added.

“When you think about how much time we spend in our cars, it’s exciting to consider what can happen when your car truly becomes intelligent,” said James Peters, VP, Automotive and Connected Car Business Unit, Cisco. “It takes sophisticated networking and integration down to the sensor - and security across the network level to make a hyper-connected car. By combining Hyundai’s leadership in automotive technology with Cisco’s strength in networking and security, we are accelerating the pace of innovation in this exciting space.”

At CES Hyundai Motor presents four key connected car scenarios that will define the experience for its customers:
• Fully Autonomous Driving – guarantees the highest levels of driving safety by monitoring traffic conditions, infrastructure information and data from other vehicles
• Smart Traffic – delivers convenience through optimized route guidance based on real-time traffic information, which can reduce congestion and minimize associated social costs that delays can bring
• Intelligent Remote Service – monitors the car’s condition to identify and resolve issues remotely
• ‘Mobility Hub’ – is the heart of the connected car, which provides assistance and infinite amounts of knowledge to connect customers with every aspect of their daily lives

The connected car platform will evolve to link cars to everything, including homes, offices and even city infrastructure. Through its work with Cisco, Hyundai Motor will aim to have its connected car infrastructure adapt to new innovations in safety, comfort and convenience while encompassing advanced security technologies to aim to reduce hacking vehicle operating systems.

The Hyundai Motor booth at CES presents an interactive experience for visitors by demonstrating all the elements of its future vision for the connected car. A working connected car concept and an immersive virtual reality autonomous driving simulation will demonstrate how Hyundai Motor’s connected platform operates, alongside a suite of interactive demonstrations that showcase its vision for future mobility.

Hyundai Motor Leads Personal Mobility Revolution with Advanced Wearable Robots
No. 48805-01-2017314 hits
  • Innovations in assistive technologies allow Hyundai Motor to deliver mobility solutions beyond the automobile
  • Hyundai Motor’s wearable powered robots can provide independent personal mobility for paraplegics and the elderly
  • Robotic developments include a wearable exoskeleton to assist with heavy lifting in the workplace


January 4, 2017 – Hyundai Motor has revealed new wearable powered robots that will revolutionize the future of personal mobility. The latest innovations in advanced assistive medical, work and daily life exoskeletons are on show at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, demonstrating Hyundai Motor’s ambition to provide customers with personal mobility solutions and freedom beyond the automobile.

The H-MEX (Hyundai Medical EXoskeleton) helps patients with lower spinal cord injuries regain the ability to walk. By utilizing a wireless clutch with on-board motion control system, the equipment gives paraplegics the ability to sit, stand, move, turn and even walk up or down stairs.

The HUMA (Hyundai Universal Medical Assist) exoskeleton operates on a different control principle, but it provides assisted mobility support for people with limited muscular power. It provides assistive torque to help those with limited mobility to easily move their bodies. By adjusting assistive torque according to each form of movement, such as walking, running, or going up and down stairs, HUMA assists users to move effortlessly. It can support up to 40kg of a wearer’s weight and, unloaded, can run at a speed up to 12km/h – capabilities that would benefit for military/industrial purposes such as load-carrying. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Waist EXoskeleton, known as H-WEX, provides upper-body and hip support to prevent back injuries for workers doing repetitive manual work or lifting heavy objects.

Commenting on Hyundai Motor’s commitment to personal mobility, Tae Won Lim, Head of Hyundai Motor Central Advanced Research and Engineering Institute said: “We have a vision that Hyundai Motor will become more than just a manufacturer of cars and the advances we make in assistive robotic technologies will allow us to offer customers new levels of mobility freedom. In the future, we hope our pioneering exoskeleton devices will enrich the daily lives of users and form the basis for us to provide more mobility platforms for the well-being of our customers.”

H-MEX and HUMA are powered by removable and rechargeable battery packs and their light-weight frames are adjustable in length to fit different sizes of user for ultimate comfort. The lower back and knees are supported with harness fixture points, while the devices change shape and flexes around the artificial joint structures of the robotic frame to manage body posture and deliver gait efficiency for walking.

In this vein, H-MEX provides individually-tailored gait pattern adjustment by calculating a series of factors, including walking pace, length of stride, and torso tilting angle via an application program installed in a smart device. Moreover, HUMA uses a series of advanced joints and mechanisms to align its movement with that of the user, enabling agile motion.

The H-WEX takes similar form but instead provides a safety solution for the workplace, assisting users with heavy lifting and other strenuous or repetitive activities. Activating the Waist Assist function enables the exoskeleton to flex its joints at up to 180 degrees per second, with an operating algorithm built-in to ensure ultimate user safety. As with the other exoskeletons, the frame of the device supports and protects the user’s lower back and upper legs for optimal body positioning and is light-weight to ensure portability and ease of use.

Hyundai Motor Company Introduces a Health + Mobility Concept for Wellness in Mobility
No. 48705-01-2017289 hits
  • Hyundai Motor reveals a health and mobility concept cockpit to cultivate the wellbeing of drivers when commuting or traveling.
  • The cockpit has biometric sensing technology and is designed to create an in-car experience to support a positive mental state of the driver.
  • Hyundai Motor presents this Healthcare Cockpit concept through an immersive virtual reality room at CES 2017.


January 4, 2017 - Hyundai Motor Company has revealed its future vision for health-conscious vehicles that connects mobility and wellness by creating in-car conditions that increase focus or relaxation. Unveiled at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, ‘Health + Mobility Cockpit’ is a concept enabled by the monitoring of health and related indicators to help manage the stress and other negative effects of driving.

In the near future, a series of sensors throughout the car could monitor the physical and mental state of the driver, detecting everything from the driver’s posture to their respiratory rate and breathing depth. Also the car could measure heart-rate variability for stress response, and use eye tracking and facial feature recognition to track alertness and emotional state. To promote mental awareness and focus, the car could then respond by delivering a customized multi-sensory experience.

Commenting on Hyundai Motor’s focus on the wellbeing of its customers, John Suh, Head of Hyundai Ventures said, “For many the daily commute leads to stress, frustration, and the feeling of wasted time. In addition to automating the driving task, technology can also be used to shift a driver’s state of mind by creating conditions that cultivate a safer and healthier mental state, boosting their focus or helping them relax while traveling so that drivers might be less fatigued when arriving at their destination.”

Sensory ‘bursts’ create distinct micro experiences
Micro experiences are delivered through ‘Mood Bursts’ that can be used to create a variety of physical and mental responses. If the Healthcare Cockpit’s sensors detect that the driver is losing concentration at the wheel, an ‘Alert Burst’ can be triggered to engage them. Or if sensor data shows the driver is in traffic or the driver has elevated stress levels, a ‘Calm Burst’ can be activated to boost relaxation.

Most importantly Mood Bursts can be personalized, choreographed experiences to create a desired physical or mental impact. Sensory ‘bursts’ create distinct, contrasting moments rather than prolonged environmental change. Mood bursts combine two or more of the following micro experiences to create various driver responses:

Posture - In response to data that suggests the driver is losing focus or alertness, the driver’s seat can automatically adjust to a more upright position. Alternatively, if sensors detect driver discomfort or agitation, activate pneumatic lumbar systems can massage the driver’s lower back to promote relaxation.

Scent - Combining a range of different scents can elicit a variety of driver responses as deemed necessary by the health and wellness monitoring systems. For example, lavender or eucalyptus-based aromas can calm a driver, while smells such as cedar or peppermint can energize and invigorate the senses.

Light - In the same way as dawn stimulates the senses to wake the body, varying levels of warm and cool lighting can spread across the dashboard to impact alertness and mood.

Temperature - Contrasting temperatures can calm or invigorate the driver as required, so the Healthcare Cockpit can sense the ambient temperature of the car and direct cooler or warmer air towards the driver to alter responsiveness or enhance comfort.

Sound - One of the most effective sensory micro experiences utilizes sound to engage the driver’s senses or to deescalate a stressful environment. The car’s music and radio applications are able to sync with the Healthcare Cockpit’s sensors to create relaxed or dynamic environments. Alongside the type of sounds played, volume can increase during an ‘Alert Burst’, while softer, acoustic music can be paired with a ‘Calm Burst’.

Focused intention creates a purposeful commute
Hyundai’s health and mobility concepts allow drivers to intentionally shift modes for increased personal productivity or relaxation. Many distractions are inside the car, so the Healthcare Cockpit uses the following modes to help drivers be both safe and productive without having to take their eyes off the road:

Enrichment - Integrated smartphone applications curate discovery playlists of new music, radio stations, podcasts and news stories.

Connection - Hands-free conversation with family and friends reduces isolation and keeps drivers connected to the world outside of the car.

Reflection - One-touch recording allows drivers to be alone with their thoughts, and capture them when inspiration strikes.

Check-list - Small but necessary tasks are accomplished through voice commands and smartphone integration.
The Hyundai Motor booth at CES presents an immersive virtual reality experience for visitors to discover how their mood can be shifted through a combination of sensory outputs. Showcasing its vision for future mobility, Hyundai Motor also presents a working connected car concept and a virtual reality autonomous driving simulation to demonstrate how its connected platform operates.

Hyundai Motor's IONIQ Scooter Concept Provides First and Last Mile Mobility
No. 48605-01-2017323 hits
  • Future-looking Project IONIQ spawns final-mile mobility concept: IONIQ Scooter
  • Lightweight, electric Scooter enables Hyundai Motor customers to reach their destination with ease
  • Hyundai Motor’s innovative portable-mobility concept unveiled at CES 2017


January 4, 2017 – Hyundai Motor has shown its portable-mobility concept – IONIQ Scooter – at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The lightweight, electrically-powered scooter is stored in the front door of the IONIQ Electric and allows customers to continue easily to their final destination.

Compact and convenient last mile transportation
Enabling drivers to continue their journey after parking or helping them to travel to public transit stations, the IONIQ Scooter is another innovation from Hyundai Motor’s long-term research and development program, Project IONIQ. The compact scooter is charged while it sits conveniently inside the front door of the IONIQ Electric. The accessibility of the scooter is highlighted by the fact it is stored in the IONIQ Electric’s front door rather than the trunk.

Users can fold and unfold the scooter with just one hand, and its lightweight construction enhances its portability. The scooter is equipped with front and rear lights to aid visibility, and an occupant sensor detects when the rider is safely aboard before riding mode is enabled. Acceleration is controlled by the rider scrolling up their thumb switch, while braking is achieved by pressing a pad over the scooter’s rear wheel or scrolling down thumb switch.

Tae Won Lim, Head of Hyundai Motor Central Advanced Research and Engineering Institute said: “Hyundai Motor takes pride in finding innovative solutions to make the lives of our customers as easy as possible, so developing concepts like the IONIQ Scooter is at the core of our forward-looking R&D program, Project IONIQ. As we look ahead, our vision is to be a world leader in hyper-connected living and to offer our customers seamless, end-to-end transport solutions.”

Project IONIQ – innovating the future
Working to redefine future mobility through innovation, Project IONIQ is a long-term research and development project that will enhance the lives of Hyundai Motor customers.

Through Project IONIQ, Hyundai Motor strives to deliver ‘freedom in mobility’ through four key directions - freedom to effortlessly access mobility whenever and wherever; freedom to connect everyday life while on the move; freedom from accidents and inconveniences; and freedom from environmental pollution and energy exhaustion.

Project IONIQ focuses on three main areas of research, aiming to advance theoretical and practical understanding of future customer requirements. This includes predicting changes in future mobility and studying possible scenarios; developing new types of mobility according to changes in society and people’s lifestyles; and creating new service models and mobility experiences that extend the role and definition of ‘cars’.

The first step of Project IONIQ saw Hyundai Motor introduce the new alternative-fuel IONIQ model, the world’s first car to offer a choice of three electrified powertrains. In the coming years, Hyundai Motor will develop a wealth of innovations through Project IONIQ, each of which takes an innovative approach to future mobility.

The Hyundai Motor booth at CES presents the company’s vision for future mobility, combining an immersive virtual reality experience with working prototypes that enable easier, more enjoyable and hyper-connected living. Hyundai Motor also presents a working connected car concept and a virtual reality autonomous driving simulator to demonstrate how its connected platforms operate.

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