Hyundai reveals vision for ‘Future Mobility’
31 Jan 2017 - 22:45
Hyundai Motor believes the next generation of convergent technologies will link cars to customer’s lives, through intelligent autonomous driving, smart hyper-connectivity solutions, and innovations to promote wellness in mobility.
Commenting on the company’s forthcoming direction, Mike Song, Hyundai’s Head of Operations for Africa and the Middle East, said: “We want to create the best mobility solutions, with technology that cares for humans and society. Increasingly, we are sharing our ‘vision for future mobility’, and bringing that vision alive with a range of innovative technologies that focus on intelligent autonomous driving, and advanced, hyper-connectivity solutions that link cars to customer’s lives.”
“As the official dealer of the Hyundai Motor Company in Qatar, Skyline Automotive is very excited to witness the industry advancements brought forth by Hyundai’s ambitious vision. Our goal at Skyline is to support our customers not only by offering vehicles that meet their specific needs, but also by being valuable consultants and becoming an important part of their everyday lives, something Hyundai’s mobility platforms will enable us to achieve and streamline in the future,” said Paiman Al Malla, General Manager of Skyline Automotive in Qatar.
Rather than developing prototype vehicles, Hyundai Motor is currently focusing on developing self-driving technologies that can be commercialised in mass production cars. Self-driving cars will be readily available and at the same time affordable.
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, and even intersections without traffic signals.
The hybrid Ioniq models will be available at the Skyline Automotive showroom on B-Ring road in April of 2017. The ‘hyper-connected car’ will be central to bringing 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 programme will create a platform optimised 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 devices and the cloud.
Hyundai believes that the connected car will not only be used as a means of transportation, it will become a hub that connects with other cars, your house, your office and even the wider urban environment.