HYUNDAI MOTOR PRESENTS AUTONOMOUS IONIQ
- Hyundai Motor exhibits its vision for future mobility with Autonomous IONIQ
- Visitors invited to experience autonomous driving through immersive virtual reality simulators at Hyundai Motor booth
Geneva Motor Show, 07 March 2017 – After its successful test drives on the streets of Las Vegas, Hyundai Motor brings its Autonomous IONIQ model as an exhibit to the Geneva Motor Show 2017. The advanced autonomous IONIQ virtual reality cockpits will also give visitors the chance to experience a drive in an autonomous car on the stand.
Moving forward with the use of LiDAR technology, Hyundai Motor has fitted the hardware behind the autonomous IONIQ’s front bumper rather than using the typical roof-mounted approach, retaining the new car’s sleek design. 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 system also uses a GPS antenna to search for a location of each vehicle and high-definition mapping software delivers pinpoint accuracy for location, road gradient and curvature, plus lane width and indication data. In addition, a Blind Spot Detection radar ensures that even simple lane changes are executed safely.
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, dogs, small children and even intersections without traffic signals. Through extensive testing in urban environments Hyundai Motor is continuing to develop and refine its self-driving technologies with the goal of using less computing power, resulting in a low-cost platform that the typical consumer can afford.
IONIQ PLUG-IN : COMBINING THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
- The IONIQ is world’s first car which offers three electrified powertrains: hybrid, electric and plug-in hybrid – the IONIQ Plug-in, showcased at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, is the latest IONIQ version to be launched.
- The IONIQ Plug-in combines the best of both worlds offering up to 63 km of electric driving range and CO2emissions as low as 26 g/km with fuel consumption of only 1.1 l/100 km (NEDC combined cycle).
- The IONIQ combines award-winning aerodynamic design, state-of-the-art connectivity features, as well as a maximum five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP for an appealing e-mobility package.
- Hyundai Motor’s global sustainability strategy aims to launch 14 eco cars until 2020
Geneva Motor Show, 7 March 2017 – At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Hyundai Motor is showcasing the IONIQ line-up with focus on the IONIQ Plug-in, due to arrive in showrooms in the UK in July. The IONIQ is the world’s first car with three electrified powertrains. The IONIQ Plug-in is the last model to be launched after the successful market introduction of the IONIQ Hybrid and Electric in the second half of 2016. The IOINQ line-up democratises technology making e-mobility more accessible to a wider audience. The IONIQ is part of Hyundai Motor’s global sustainability strategy to launch 14 eco cars until 2020 including five hybrid vehicles, four plug-in hybrid vehicles, four electric vehicles and one fuel-cell electric vehicle.
“With the launch of the IONIQ Plug-in we are completing the IONIQ family and making e-mobility more accessible for everyone.” says Jochen Sengpiehl, Vice President Marketing at Hyundai Motor Europe. “With the choice of three electrified powertrains, the IONIQ is an unique offer – with no compromise as regards to great design, driving pleasure and new connectivity features at a competitive price. It’s a car that is truly driven by e-motion.”
Since launch of the IONIQ Hybrid in the second half of 2016, the IONIQ has received thirteen European awards, with several ‘Car of the Year’ titles across Europe for its overall performance, a 2016 Red Dot design award and a five-star Euro NCAP rating in recognition of its outstanding safety.
IONIQ Plug-in combining the best of both worlds
The IONIQ Plug in combines Hyundai Motor’s new 1.6 GDI direct-injection petrol, four-cylinder engine with class-leading thermal efficiency of 40 percent delivering maximum power of 105 PS and 147 Nm of torque with a 45 kW (61 PS) electric motor that is powered by a 8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery to enable electric driving range up to 63 km while reducing CO2 emission to 26 g/km* and fuel consumption to 1.1 l/100 km* (NEDC combined cycle).
Direct driver engagement and great standard safety
The IONIQ Plug-in has been engineered for optimum driving dynamics and ride comfort. Hyundai Motor’s in-house developed six-speed dual-clutch transmission enhances driver engagement while increasing efficiency. The different drive modes enhance the driving experience. The Sport Mode applies a sportier steering feel, different transmission logic and a sporty design for the 7-inch TFT digital instrument cluster.
The lightweight structure, multilink rear suspension and intelligent powertrain layout also contribute to the driving experience of the IONIQ Plug-in. Advanced active safety technologies are made accessible with Autonomous Emergency Braking including pedestrian detection, Lane Keeping Assist System and Smart Cruise Control as standard features. Additionally customers can choose Blind Spot Detection including Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
The light and rigid body features 53% Advanced High Strength Steel for better ride and handling characteristics while enhancing passive safety through high impact energy absorption and minimised distortion in the event of a collision.
Appealing design with class-leading aerodynamics
The IONIQ Plug-in’s exterior features LED headlamps and specially designed 16-inch wheels, while sharing most general details with the Hybrid, such as the front grille, the vertical C-shaped LED daytime running lights and an elegant blue or silver character line below the front and rear bumpers. The sleek aerodynamic shape of the IONIQ helps to achieve a class-leading drag coefficient of just 0.24 Cd and creates an appealing silhouette.
Connectivity and driving experience for the mobile generation
The IONIQ delivers intuitive smart connectivity and infotainment features via its eight-inch high resolution touchscreen including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless inductive charging, LIVE services for real-time traffic information as well as Hyundai Motor’s unique Lifetime MapcareTM** offering free annual map and software updates.
The IONIQ Plug-in enhanced the digital driving experience through its seven-inch digital information cluster. With a high resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels, the TFT screen displays all cluster information like the vehicle speed, drive range, navigation information, drive modes, battery status etc. Depending on the selected drive mode, the layout of instrument cluster is changing. In Sport Mode the display changes into a revolving digital speedometer surrounded by an analogue-style tachometer, indicating the engine’s rpm on red coloured background.
The IONIQ Hybrid’s electric motor delivers 32 kW (43.5 PS) with maximum torque of 170 Nm, powered by a lithium-ion-polymer battery with 1.56 kWh capacity positioned under the rear seats. In combination with the 1.6-GDI engine, IONIQ Hybrid offers a system output of 103.6 kW (141 PS) rpm and up to 265 Nm of torque accelerating to a top speed of up to 185 km/h with CO2 emissions as low as 79 g/km (combined).
The IONIQ Electric offers pure e-mobility through a 28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery for a maximum range of over 280 km (based on NEDC). The instantly available maximum torque of 295 Nm is delivered by the electric motor with a maximum output of 88 kW (120 PS) through the single-speed reducer transmission accelerating the car up to 165 km/h.
200,000-kilometre warranty on the battery
In addition to the industry-leading Five Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty, Hyundai Motor includes an enhanced package for customers who opt for the IONIQ, adding an eight-year, 200,000-kilometre warranty on the high-voltage battery. Together with a comprehensive list of standard features and a competitive price, the IONIQ Plug-in provides unique value among alternative-powertrain cars.
Thomas Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe, says: “Since the successful European launch of the IONIQ Hybrid and Electric in autumn of 2016, we are continuing to electrify Europe with the introduction of the IONIQ Plug-in. It is another step towards our goal to launch 14 eco cars until 2020 worldwide to reduce emissions and to make future mobility more appealing to a wider audience.”
* Fuel efficiency, CO2 emissions and driving range data is provisional, subject to homologation.
**Lifetime MapCare™ is the commercial term of Hyundai’s subscription to MapCare™ programme by which annual map updates will be provided for the eligible Hyundai vehicles for a minimum period of ten years after the model’s end of production.
HYUNDAI MOTOR REVEALS NEXT GENERATION FUEL CELL CONCEPT
- Hyundai Motor showcases future vision for zero-emission mobility
- Latest hydrogen fuel cell technology delivers evolved performance and efficiency
- Futuristic FE Fuel Cell Concept hints at next phase of Hyundai Motor’s eco-vehicle program
Geneva Motor Show, 07 March 2017 – Hyundai Motor today unveiled its futuristic FE Fuel Cell Concept that looks ahead to the next generation of hydrogen-powered vehicles. Having established itself as a global leader for hydrogen transportation, the company has reaffirmed its commitment to fuel cell vehicle development at the Geneva Motor Show 2017. The FE Fuel Cell Concept represents the next step for Hyundai Motor toward realizing its ultimate ambition of creating a zero-emission Hydrogen Energy Society.
In early 2017 at the Davos World Economic Forum, Hyundai Motor Company joined the launch of the Hydrogen Council, a global initiative to promote the development and commercialization of fuel cell cars as an alternative to fossil fuel vehicles. This follows two decades at the forefront of hydrogen vehicle development, most recently with the ix35 Fuel Cell (Tucson Fuel Cell in some markets), which in 2013 became the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, and is currently on sale in 17 countries around the world.
Woong Chul Yang, Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor Company, said: “Hyundai Motor has a heritage of building innovative, fuel-efficient vehicles that advance the automotive industry’s environmental progress. Our FE Fuel Cell Concept is an important evolution of our pioneering hydrogen leadership, and moves us closer to our vision for a ‘Hydrogen Society’, where transportation is clean, efficient and enhances the lives of our customers.”
The FE Fuel Cell Concept continues Hyundai Motor’s commitment to fuel cell vehicle development and is part of the company’s eco-vehicle program that will see 14 or more new environmentally-focused models introduced by 2020. Spurred on by greater global demand for fuel-efficient, eco-friendly vehicles, the program continues the example of innovation set by IONIQ, the first car to offer a choice of three electrified powertrains in a single body type.
The FE Fuel Cell Concept’s flowing form is inspired by nature and water – the car’s only emission – with the clean and calm design emphasizing its non-polluting nature. Across the car, form follows function to deliver a minimalist style. Exemplifying this approach, the FE Concept features a dramatic and stylish rear air foil and integrated vents that provide aerodynamic efficiency through intelligent engineering.
The concept’s name ‘FE’ stands for Future Eco, reflecting the innovative new technologies that complement the car’s eco-friendliness – a recognition of its unique fuel source. 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.
The FE Concept showcases Hyundai Motor’s fourth generation of hydrogen fuel cell technology, an evolution of research, development and real-world evaluation programs around the world. When compared with the current generation system used in the Tucson ix35 Fuel Cell, the new technology is 20% lighter, and achieves 10% greater efficiency. In addition, the power density of the fuel cell stack is increased by 30%, boosting the car’s range significantly.
As another reinforcement of the car’s eco-credentials and focus on customer convenience, the FE Concept features portable battery packs – charged by the car’s energy output – to power passenger devices. Meanwhile, the trunk features an integrated storage and charging space for an electric scooter, demonstrating how Hyundai Motor is developing mobility solutions to match future lifestyles.
The new concept car is more than simply beautiful and innovative; it is highly capable too. The car is designed to run for more than 800 kilometers between refueling, acknowledging the current limited hydrogen infrastructure. Elements of the FE Fuel Cell Concept will influence an SUV Fuel Cell model set for launch in 2018, which will feature advanced ‘Hyundai Smart Sense’ driver assistance technologies, alongside an extensive hydrogen-powered range.
- Two world premieres at the Hyundai booth in Geneva: The New Generation i30 Tourer and the FE Fuel Cell concept
- The i30 Tourer is the second member of the i30 Family enhancing appeal for customers through its elegant and sleek profile while offering high versatility with one of largest boots in the segment
- The hydrogen-powered FE Fuel Cell concept gives an exciting outlook at the Next Generation fuel cell vehicle to be launched in 2018
- The IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid completes the IONIQ family making e-mobility more accessible while the autonomous IONIQ concept and robotic legs represent Hyundai future mobility
- With the exciting RN30 concept car and the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC Hyundai Motor is presenting its high performance and motorsport capabilities.
Geneva Motor Show, 07 March 2017 – At the Geneva International Motor Show 2017 Hyundai Motor celebrates two world premieres: the New Generation i30 Tourer and the hydrogen-powered FE Fuel Cell concept car. Further highlights include the IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid which completes the IONIQ line-up along with the IONIQ Hybrid and Electric version. The Autonomous IONIQ concept showcases Hyundai Motor’s future mobility vision and gives visitors a chance to experience the technology virtually while the exoskeletons display the future of personal mobility. Hyundai Motor sparks emotions in the high performance area with the thrilling RN30 concept that is building anticipation of the future high performance N models as well as the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC.
New Generation Hyundai i30 Wagon: elegance meets versatility
Geneva is the stage for the unveiling of the New Generation Hyundai i30 Tourer. The new member of the i30 family retains the timeless design of its five-door sibling, adding elegance and versatility to its body style. With 602 litres of space (VDA 211) and 1,650 litres (VDA 214) with the seats folded, the Tourer has one of the largest boots in this segment. Versatility is further enhanced by the additional storage space beneath the boot floor. Full-LED headlamps and vertical LED daytime running lights make for a strong visual appearance.
Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer at Hyundai Design Centre Europe, says: “The i30 Tourer speaks the language of the i30 family in terms of design and carries the new Hyundai family identity – the Cascading Grille. The tapering roofline and dynamic proportions give the Wagon an almost coupé-like silhouette. The sleek and dynamic profile is further emphasised by a rich chrome frame surrounding the side windows.”
Thomas A. Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe, says: “Designed, developed, tested and manufactured in Europe, the New Generation Hyundai i30 is Hyundai Motor’s DNA car for Europe. The i30 was created as the new people’s car. It is more than a model – it is a family of cars consisting of four body types, each with a unique character and united by a coherent, timeless design. With the new i30 Tourer we are now introducing the next body type, offering elegance and versatility for everyone.”
Hyundai Motor reveals next generation fuel-cell concept
In Geneva, Hyundai Motor is also unveiling its Future Eco (FE) Fuel Cell Concept, which foreshadows the next generation of hydrogen-powered vehicles. With a range of more than 800 kilometres between refuelling, the FE Fuel Cell Concept represents the next step for Hyundai Motor towards realising its ultimate ambition of creating a zero-emission Hydrogen Energy Society.
Woong Chul Yang, Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor Company, says: “Hyundai Motor has a heritage of building innovative, fuel-efficient vehicles and aims to become a global leader in sustainable mobility through its leadership in hydrogen fuel-cell technology. We want to realise our dream of a Hydrogen Energy Society and call upon stakeholders from various sectors, not just carmakers, to combine their efforts to ensure that hydrogen production, delivery and infrastructure are aligned.”
Combining the best of both worlds: the IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid joins the line-up
Hyundai Motor is also showcasing the IONIQ line-up with the primary focus on the IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid, due to its imminent arrival at European showrooms in the summer. IONIQ is the world’s first car with three electrified powertrains and part of Hyundai Motor’s global sustainability strategy to launch 14 eco cars by 2020, including five hybrid vehicles, four plug-in hybrid vehicles, four electric vehicles and one fuel-cell electric vehicle.
The IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid combines the new 1.6 GDI four-cylinder direct-injection petrol engine with a class-leading thermal efficiency of 40 percent, delivering a maximum power of 105 PS and 147 Nm of torque with a 45 kW (61 PS) electric motor powered by a 8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery to enable an electric driving range up to 63 km while reducing CO2 emissions to 26 g/km* and fuel consumption to 1.1 l/100 km* (NEDC combined cycle).
An autonomous IONIQ simulator will also be part of Hyundai’s presence at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. 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. Two virtual-reality cockpits will give visitors the chance to experience a drive in an autonomous car at the stand.
“With the launch of the IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid we are completing the IONIQ family and making e-mobility more accessible for everyone.” says Jochen Sengpiehl, Vice President Marketing at Hyundai Motor Europe. “With the choice of three electrified powertrains, the IONIQ is an unique offer – with no compromise as regards to great design, driving pleasure and new connectivity features at a competitive price. It’s a car that is truly driven by e-motion.”
For high performance enthusiasts: RN30 concept and i20 Coupe WRC
Hyundai Motor is also showcasing the RN30 concept in Geneva, building anticipation of the future high-performance ‘N’ models. Based on the New Generation Hyundai i30, the RN30 was born as a racing machine featuring a 2.0-litre turbo engine with 380 PS and an all-wheel drive.
Albert Biermann, Head of Vehicle Testing & High Performance Development at Hyundai Motor, says: “The RN30 embodies the concept of a strong, high-performance car that ensures dynamic, sporty driving. Soon to evolve into our first N model, the RN30 is inspired by our passion to provide a high-performance car that everybody can enjoy effortlessly.”
Hyundai Motorsport is also presenting its current i20 Coupe WRC challenger at the Geneva Motor Show. Based on the Hyundai i20 Coupe, it has been developed to meet the WRC’s 2017 technical regulations, which have given designers greater aerodynamic freedom.
Team Principal Michel Nandan says: “The changes will raise the level of entertainment in the WRC all over the world, with wider and more powerful cars. We have been putting our experience from two complete WRC seasons into practice as we aim to build on our successful 2016 campaign.”
A personal mobility revolution with advanced wearable robots
H-MEX, HUMA and H-WEX are Hyundai Motor’s latest innovations in advanced assistive medical, work and daily life exoskeletons. On show at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, they facilitate personal mobility beyond the automobile. The H-MEX (Hyundai Medical Exoskeleton) helps patients with lower spinal-cord injuries to regain the ability to walk. HUMA (Hyundai Universal Medical Assist) exoskeleton provides assisted mobility support for people with limited muscular power. Meanwhile, the H-WEX (Hyundai Waist Exoskeleton) provides upper-body and hip support to prevent back injuries for workers doing repetitive manual work or heavy lifting.
Tae Won Lim, Head of Hyundai Motor Central Advanced Research and Engineering Institute, says: “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 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.”
* Fuel efficiency, CO2 emission and driving range data is provisional, subject to homologation.
HYUNDAI MOTOR SHOWCASES ADVANCED WEARABLE ROBOTS
- 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
Geneva Motor Show, 07 March 2017 – Hyundai Motor will showcase new wearable powered robots that will revolutionize the future of personal mobility at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The advanced assistive medical, work and daily life exoskeletons demonstrate 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.
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.