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    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    Hyundai partners with Michelin for R&D on tire technologies
    Hyundai Motor Group has signed an memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Michelin to develop tires for premium electric vehicles (EVs), the carmaker said in a press release on 20 June. Any developments resulting from the collaboration will be used in future premium EV models from Hyundai. “This...
    Hyundai Steel develops low-noise steel alloy for EV reduction gears
    The Korea Herald reported on 9 June that Korean steel manufacturer Hyundai Steel had developed a new steel alloy designed for application in reduction gears in gearboxes equipped in electric vehicles (EVs). According to the report, the new alloy and the associated manufacturing technology allows ...
    14-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor’s luxury car brand Genesis partners Shell Recharge Solutions in Europe
    Hyundai Motor Company’s luxury car brand Genesis has partnered Shell Recharge Solutions in Europe, providing its customers access to more than 300,000 Shell-owned public charging points across 35 European countries, Genesis announced on 9 June 2022. Besides public electric vehicle (EV) charging po...
    Hyundai plans to discontinue production of first generation Ioniq cars in South Korea
    Hyundai Motor Company said on 3 June 2022 that it plans to discontinue the production of original or the first generation Ioniq cars at its Ulsan plant in South Korea from July 2022. The last Ioniq to roll off the production line next month will mark the end of a significant chapter in Hyundai’s r...
    Kia recalls Sorento, Sportage models in Australia due to faulty heater core element
    Kia Australia has recalled around 31,000 Sportage mid-size SUVs and Sorento seven-seat sport utility vehicles (SUVs) due to a software malfunction that could lead to a vehicle fire, Daily Mail Australia reported on 7 June. The recall applies to model year (MY) between 2015 and MY 2021 along with ...
    08-Jun-2022 News Recalls
    Hyundai to launch BlueLink application in Australia on MY2023 Palisade
    Hyundai Motor Corp will release its BlueLink multimedia solution in Australia with the 2023 Palisade model, The Western Australian reported on 3 June. The carmaker will gradually roll out across the range and will include a five-year subscription to the service. The service allows customers to re...
    03-Jun-2022 News New Products
    GV60 Genesis EV to use Samsung’s UWB-based car key
    Samsung Electronics has announced that Hyundai’s GV60 Genesis electric vehicles (EVs) will support ultra-wideband (UWB) digital keys from Galaxy smart devices, a company press release dated 19 May. Seven of the latest Galaxy models will be able to support a digital key powered by UWB technology. ...
    Hyundai Steel, KIER partner to develop carbon-neutral steelmaking technologies
    The Korea Herald reported on 22 May that South Korean steel manufacturing company Hyundai Steel had signed an MoU with the Korea Institute of Energy Research to develop new technologies that can drive down carbon emissions in the manufacturer’s steelmaking processes. According to the report, th...
    Shinhwa invests USD78 million in new Auburn aluminum part manufacturing facility
    The Office of the Governor of Alabama announced via press release on 17 May that South Korean automotive parts manufacturing company Shinhwa will be investing USD78 million to build a new parts manufacturing facility in Auburn, Alabama. According to the press release, the new facility will Shinhw...
    25-May-2022 News Investments
    Hyundai to recall Accent, Elantra vehicles in the US over exploding seat belt pretensioner
    Hyundai Motor America is recalling 281,000 vehicles citing faulty seatbelt pretensioner, Reuters reported on 24 May. The seatbelt pretensioners could explode and strike occupants with metal fragments, causing injuries. The recall includes 239,000 vehicles in the US and around 42,000 vehicles in C...
    25-May-2022 News Recalls
    Hyundai Motor Group earmarks investment of over USD10 billion by 2025 in the US
    Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) announced on 23 May 2022 that the company is increasing its investment to more than USD10 billion in the US by 2025 with an aim to become a leading player in sustainable and smart mobility solutions. The announcement comes soon after Hyundai signed an agreement with the ...
    24-May-2022 News Investments
    Hyundai, Kia recall around 20,000 vehicles due to software issue related to parking brakes
    Hyundai and Kia have recalled around 20,000 Ioniq 5 and EV6 electric vehicles due to a software snag which could potentially cause parking brakes to disengage and present a roll-away risk, CNET reported on 18 May. The recall affects 10,729 Ioniq 5s and 9,014 EV6s. Significance: The issue is like...
    23-May-2022 News Recalls
    Hyundai to invest USD5.54 billion in setting up EV, battery plants in the US
    South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Group has signed an agreement with the State of Georgia, US, to build its first dedicated electric vehicle (EV) and battery manufacturing facilities, the company announced on 20 May 2022. Hyundai said that the new EV plant and battery manufacturing facilities...
    23-May-2022 News Investments
    Hyundai, partner Motional to launch Ioniq 5-based robo-taxi services in the US in 2023
    Hyundai Motor Company announced on 11 May 2022 that the South Korean carmaker will work in partnership with Motional, a leading player in self-driving vehicle technology, to deploy the Level 4 autonomous vehicles across major US cities starting in 2023. The carmaker has also launched a global m...
    23-May-2022 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor unveils ‘Ondol’ inspired mobility concept for autonomous vehicles
    Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled its interior mobility concept for autonomous vehicles inspired by the Korean traditional floor heating system ‘Ondol’ that enables occupants to rest inside or sleep during commute, according to a press release published by the Korean automaker on 19 May. Hyund...
    20-May-2022 News New Products
    SoundHound announces 7-year AI, voice technologies deal with Hyundai
    SoundHound AI has announced a 7-year deal with Hyundai to include its Edge+Cloud voice artificial intelligence (AI) technology, music recognition software, voice commerce solution, and multiple-language conversational intelligence in multiple vehicle models on a global scale, according to a company ...
    Hyundai Motor collaborates with Tata Power to set up EV charging network in India
    Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), India’s second largest carmaker, has entered into a strategic partnership with Tata Power, one of the country’s largest integrated power companies and a leading electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure provider, to build a robust EV charging network with an a...
    Georgia DOT partners with Kia and Panasonic to showcase safer, connected roadways in US
    Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has partnered with Ray, Kia, and Panasonic to demonstrate a fully operational connected roadway along 18 miles of Interstate 85, it said in a press release on 5 May. The “Ray Highway” as it is called, uses the Cirrus by Panasonic connected vehicle data...
    Kia unveils MY 2023 Soul model with 10.25-inch touchscreen with navigation
    Kia has unveiled the model year (MY) 2023 Soul model with various connectivity features, it said in a press release on 4 May. It features a Harman/Kardon premium audio system which can be accessed through its 10.25-inch color touchscreen. It features an external amplifier, subwoofer, and door-mounte...
    05-May-2022 News New Products
    Hyundai’s OTA software updates enable use of Android Auto in widescreen form
    Hyundai’s recent over-the-air (OTA) software updates have unlocked the ability to use Android Auto in its widescreen form, 9to5Google reported on 3 May. Taking the example of an MY2021 Elantra model, which has a wide screen along the top of the console, customers were able to view the full 10.5-in...
    04-May-2022 News New Products
    Hyundai files patent for four-wheel independent steering system
    Korean automaker Hyundai is reportedly working on a four-wheel independent steering system for its future vehicles, according to a patent application published on 28 April by the United States Patent and Trademark office. According to the patent application titled “Method and System for Co...
    04-May-2022 News New Products
    Vitesco bags USD2.1-billion contract from Hyundai to supply axle drive EMR4
    German supplier of powertrain components and electric mobility solutions Vitesco Technologies has secured a EUR2-billion (USD2.1 billion) contract from Hyundai Motor Group to supply its new-generation axle drive EMR4 (electronics motor reducer), the company announced on 2 May 2022. The company said ...
    03-May-2022 News New Products
    Kia’s EV6 model to feature 14-speaker Meridian Audio sound system
    Kia has unveiled its EV6 electric model with panoramic curved display linked with a 12-inch digital cluster and a 12-inch infotainment system, and a 14-speaker Meridian Audio surround system, it said in a press release on 29 April. “The Meridian sound system enhances the innovative, energetic a...
    02-May-2022 News New Products
    Hyundai, partners to set up high-speed EV charging infrastructure in South Korea
    South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Group has signed an agreement with Lotte Group and KB Asset Management to establish a special purpose company focused on setting up the fast-charging infrastructure for EVs in South Korea, the company said on 20 April 2022. The  special purpose company, wh...
    IonQ, Hyundai expand partnership for automotive object recognition
    IonQ, a quantum computing developer, and Hyundai Motor Company have started a new project designed to apply quantum machine learning to image classification and 3D object detection for future mobilities, according to an official press release on 19 April 2022. IonQ and Hyundai will collaborate on...
    Hyundai Mobis unveils next generation parking control system
    Hyundai Mobis has developed an advanced parking control system, it said in a press release on 15 April. The Mobis Parking System features Narrow Space Assistance, Reverse Assistance, and Remote Smart Parking Assist. The parking control system uses data from 12 ultrasonic sensors and 4 video camer...
    19-Apr-2022 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor plans to manufacture environment friendly cars in the US
    South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company plans to invest USD300 million in its US plant to produce environment friendly cars from 2022, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) announced on 12 April 2022. Hyundai plans to invest in its Alabama, US facility to upgrade the existing as...
    14-Apr-2022 News Investments
    Kia unveils Telluride SUV with full display mirror, larger navigation screen
    Kia Motors has unveiled the new Telluride sport utility vehicle (SUV) with upgraded convenience features, it said in a press release on 13 April. The new navigation screen is 12.3-inches compared to 10.3 inches in the previous version. It comes with optional Full Display Mirror with HomeLink functio...
    14-Apr-2022 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor plans to integrate V2G capabilities in EVs
    South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Company said on 4 April 2022 that it is developing vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology for its EVs in an attempt to expand its portfolio of energy solutions. The company, which refers to V2X as a technological innovation that integrates renewable energy with ba...
    13-Apr-2022 News New Products
    US NHTSA to probe LG Energy Solution over recent EV battery recalls
    US auto safety agency National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into the South Korea’s LG Energy Solution's high-voltage EV batteries after internal failures in these batteries were reported to have caught fire in several vehicles, risking lives of the pass...
    Hyundai Motor, Aramco to jointly develop e-fuel to reduce CO2 emissions
    Hyundai Motor Group, Saudi Arabian Oil Company Aramco, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have agreed to jointly conduct research and development (R&D) of an advanced fuel for an ultra-lean-burn, spark-ignition engine that aims to lower the overall carbon dioxide emis...
    Hyundai Motor Company inaugurates factory in Indonesia, rolls out Ioniq 5 EV
    South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Company has inaugurated its vehicle manufacturing plant in Indonesia, the company announced on 16 March 2022. The factory, named Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Indonesia, is located in Deltamas industrial complex near Cikarang, Indonesia, 40 km east of the capital ci...
    31-Mar-2022 News Investments
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: Hyundai cancels plan to resume operations at its factory in St Petersburg
    South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor has canceled its plans to resume operations at its factory in Russia owing to persisting supply disruptions amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, according to a news report filed by Yonhap News on 8 March 2022. The news agency said that the vehicle man...
    Hyundai and Actronika partner to develop smart cockpit with haptic technologies
    Hyundai Motor Groups European subsidiary Hyundai Motor European Technical Center GmbH (HMETC) and the French startup Actronika partner to develop smart surfaces through high-definition (HD) haptic feedback technology, according to a press release published by Actronika on 16 February. In-vehicle con...
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: Hyundai halts production in Russia due to supply chain disruption
    Hyundai Motor announced that it had canceled plans to restart operations at its manufacturing facility in Russia, according to a press release published by Automotive News on 9 March. The automaker initially paused operations at its St Petersburg plant owing to semiconductor shortages...
    Hyundai and Iveco partner to develop automotive technologies
    Iveco Group has signed an MoU with Hyundai Motor to explore collaborations on shared vehicle technology, the company said in a press release on 7 March. The MoU is a preliminary step in assessing the potential in terms of developing technology and platforms for components and systems. The collaborat...
    Genesis to offer OTA software update for its GV60 models
    Genesis will be offering over-the-air (OTA) software update for its GV60 model, the Korea Herald reported on 6 March. The model was launched in October 2021. The software update will enhance forward and backward collision warnings, parking distance warnings, and remote smart parking assist feat...
    07-Mar-2022 News New Products
    Hyundai shares 2030 roadmap, plans to invest over USD79 billion on future businesses
    Sharing its 2030 roadmap at its ‘2022 CEO Investor Day’ virtual forum on 2 March 2022, South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Company said it plans to accelerate the transition to build and sell pure electric cars while making significant investments in building new competencies to fuel new busines...
    04-Mar-2022 News Investments
    Hyundai partners with Uniphy to develop next-gen smart HMI solutions
    Uniphy has announced a partnership with Hyundai Motor to develop automotive smart Human Machine Interfaces (HMls), according to a company press release on 2 March. The companies will leverage Uniphy's patented Canvya 3D smart-surface technology to develop an in-car user interface. “HMETC consid...
    03-Mar-2022 News New Products
    Hyundai, Shell to collaborate on EV charging, several low carbon emission technologies
    Hyundai Motor Company and Shell plc have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly work on a number of low carbon emission technologies, including electric vehicle (EV) charging systems, hydrogen fuel cells, among others, the Korean carmaker announced on 25 February 2022. The company sai...
    Motional partners with Via to launch robo-taxi service in Las Vegas, US
    Motional has tied up with transit tech company Via to launch a new robo-taxi service in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, which will provide free self-driving rides to passengers, it said in a press release on 24 February. Motional will leverage its self-driving robo-taxis, fleet management, and in-vehicle ...
    Hyundai establishes Safety Test and Investigation Laboratory in Michigan, US
    Hyundai has established a Safety Test and Investigation Laboratory (STIL) at its research and development center in Michigan, US, it said in a press release dated 10 February. The facility at the Hyundai America Technical Center (HATCI) will consist of a field crash investigation lab, high voltage b...
    Kia selects Continental’s PremiumContact 6 and CrossContact RX for new EV6
    German tire manufacturer Continental announced via press release on 20 January that its premium tires PremiumContact 6 and CrossContact RX had been chosen by Korean automaker Kia as original equipment (OE) on its new EV6 model. According to the press release, the PremiumContact 6 delivers low-rol...
    US-based EV battery startup Factorial Energy raises USD200 million in Series D funding round
    Solid-state electric vehicle (EV) battery technology startup Factorial Energy has raised USD200 million as part of its Series D funding round that was led by Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis N.V., the company said in an official statement on 20 January 2022. It said that the funding would be used t...
    Hyundai Motor partners IonQ to deploy quantum computing in EV battery advancements
    Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Company has partnered IonQ, a leading trapped-ion quantum computing company, to develop new variational quantum eigensolver (VQE) algorithms to study lithium compounds and their chemical reactions involved in battery chemistry, the company said on 19 January 2022. Ac...
    Hyundai Canada recalls 1,900 vehicles due to faulty windshields
    According to Driving on 18 January, The Korean automaker said it recalled almost 1,900 newer cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in Canada due to installation of poorly secured windshields, which in time are bound loosen up and let in moisture and wind noise into the cabin.   Significance...
    19-Jan-2022 News Recalls
    WiTricity equips Tesla Model 3 with its wireless charging technology
    Wireless charging technology company WiTricity Corporation has equipped a 2018 Tesla Model 3 with the company's patented wireless charging gear, freeing the electric vehicle (EV) charging process from the bulky hardware and plugs. In a video released by the company on 20 December 2021, the company s...
    07-Jan-2022 News New Products
    CES 2022: Hankook unveils new airless concept tire i-Flex
    South Korean tire manufacturer Hankook announced via press release on 5 January that it will be showcasing its non-pneumatic tire (NPT) ‘i-Flex’ in a joint entry with automaker Hyundai at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). According to the press release, the i-Flex will be fitted ...
    06-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Hyundai recalling 2,679 Ioniq EVs for unintended acceleration
    According to an InsideEVs press release dated 28 December, a recall of 2,679 Hyundai Ioniq Electric hatchbacks from model years 2017 to 2019 is currently underway to address a possible unintended acceleration issue. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall ...
    29-Dec-2021 News Recalls
    Hyundai shuts down its engine development team amid focus on electric cars
    According to a press release published on BusinessKorea on 24 December, Hyundai Motor Group abruptly closed the Engine Development Center at its research and development (R&D) Headquarters. It has officially stated that it will no longer release new models powered by internal combustion eng...
    Genesis unveils G90 powered by intuitive interior technology to meet driver’s emotional and aesthetic needs
    Genesis unveils its new flagship model, the G90, the company announced in a press release on 14 December. The G90 offers a variety of new technologies that add value to passengers’ journeys enhancing travel and in-vehicle experience. Significance: The G90’s front entails a new crest grille wi...
    15-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor to offer customers greater control of connected car data and personal information
    Hyundai Motor America has said that it will enable customers greater control and transparency of their connected vehicle data and personal information through the MyHyundai.com website, a company press release on 8 December. “Our customers care about privacy now more than ever, and so do we. As...
    Hyundai Motor India to invest over USD530 million, plans to launch six BEVs by 2028
    South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) announced on 8 December 2021 that the company plans to invest INR40 billion (USD530.2 million) on research and development toward rolling out six new battery electric vehicles (BEVs) by 2028. The said six electric cars it plans to launch would be ...
    08-Dec-2021 News Investments
    Siemens partners with Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation for Digital Mobility Transformation
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 29 November, Siemens, Hyundai Motor Company, and Kia Corporation announced a new technology partnership to accelerate their digital transformation and a new future of mobility-Hyundai and Kia have selected Siemens as the preferred bidder and s...
    Hyundai recalls MY 2021 Palisades over brake fluid contamination issue
    According to the NHTSA Part 573 Safety Recall Report 21V-840 dated 3 November, Hyundai Motor America is recalling 995 2021-2021 Palisades over a defect in the braking system. According to the report, the brake fluid in the subject vehicles may have been contaminated with mineral oil causing the b...
    26-Nov-2021 News Recalls
    Hyundai to test run fully autonomous car in 2022
    According to a press release published on the Times of India on 25 November, Hyundai Motor announced that it will conduct a test-run of a Level 4 autonomous vehicle in the first half of 2022 as it seeks to gain a competitive advantage in future mobility. South Korea's top automaker unveiled the p...
    AutoMobility LA: Hyundai Motor unveils electric SUV concept, SEVEN
    South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company revealed its electric sport utility vehicle concept SEVEN at the ongoing AutoMobility LA event on 18 November. According to the company, which had unveiled concept 45 in 2019 and the Prophecy concept in 2020, SEVEN opens a new chapter for its e...
    18-Nov-2021 News New Products
    US, China, others avoid signing COP26 ZEV declaration
    Even as several economies have committed to phasing out the sale of petrol- and diesel-powered cars and vans by 2040, large developed markets such as the United States, China, Germany, Japan, France, and Italy, among many others, have not signed the COP26 ZEV declaration, a UK government p...
    Kia outlines roadmap to attain carbon neutrality by 2045
    Kia Corporation has committed to become carbon neutral by 2045, it said in a press release on 11 November. This was announced at its corporate vision ‘Kia Sustainability Movement.’ “For us, it is not only about setting goals and reaching targets. It is about setting a vision that will inspi...
    Hyundai Motor forms a new division named Supernal for urban air mobility
    South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group has announced a new company called Supernal, LLC that will integrate the work done under its ‘Urban Air Mobility Division’ and take Hyundai’s future mobility vision forward. The company said that Supernal will be the binding component of th...
    Hyundai Motor teases its upcoming all-new electric SUV, SEVEN
    Hyundai Motor Company on 4 November revealed teaser images of its upcoming all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) concept, SEVEN, which it said would be fully unveiled at AutoMobility LA later in November. The Korean automaker said that SEVEN captures its future design and technology innovation...
    08-Nov-2021 News New Products
    Genesis GV60 to integrate second generation of startup Sonatus's Digital Dynamics Vehicle platform
    Sonatus has announced that the Genesis GV60 will be the first vehicle to integrate the second generation of the Sonatus Digital Dynamics Vehicle platform, according to a company press release dated 3 November. It will be fitted into its E/E architecture. Sonatus’s platform helps in supporting adva...
    Hyundai, Kia partner solid-state battery startup Factorial Energy to run joint programs
    Hyundai Motor Company and sister company Kia Corporation are partnering Massachusetts-based electric vehicle (EV) battery startup Factorial Energy to test its novel solid-state battery technology and the battery’s integration in Hyundai EVs, the startup announced on 28 October. “Und...
    Hyundai chooses IDI’s Fortium material for the 2022 Santa Cruz SAV’s Truck Box
    American manufacturer of thermoset molding compounds IDI Composites announced via press release on 19 October that its trademarked Fortium material had been selected for the truck box of the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle (SAV). IDI’s Fortium material portfolio, offering 4...
    KIA rebrands in-vehicle and app telematics system to KIA CONNECT
    Kia has re-named its in-car and app-based telematics system UVO Connect to Kia Connect, the automaker said in a press release on 29 September. Kia Connect has a series of features to enhance vehicle connectivity, functionality, and user control. Kia Connect will be initially rolled out across Europe...
    South Korean mobility firms join hands to launch autonomous driving association
    According to a press release published on the Korea Economic Daily on October 12th, Hyundai Motor Co., Kakao Mobility Corp., KT Corp., and other competitive players in their respective fields have officially launched an autonomous vehicle industry council to ensure Korean leadership in the age of fu...
    Hyundai Motor builds 'Autonomous Driving Test Bed' at Namyang R&D Center
    Hyundai Motor will construct an autonomous driving test bed at the Hyundai and Kia Namyang Technology Research Institute in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, according to a press release published on Business Korea on October 12th. The autonomous driving test bed project is divided into three tasks: o...
    Hyundai files patent for advanced steering wheel module
    According to CarBuzz, Hyundai Motor has a filed a patent for a center placed steering wheel module, it said in a press release on 30 September. The Korean automaker is looking to redefine automotive interior by jumping into the future mobility bandwagon. Hyundai has filed patent in Germany for th...
    13-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Kia launches Forte sedan with a new 10.25-inch widescreen navigation display
    Kia has launched its model year (MY) 2022 Forte sedan with multiple enhancements like a new 10.25-inch widescreen navigation display, an expanded suite of new and an upgraded Drive Wise advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technology, it said in a press release on 11 October. The sedan features...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai recalls over half a million vehicles over faulty turn signals
    Hyundai and Kia are recalling over 550,000 cars and minivans in the US due to faulty turn signals, the Associated Press reported on 30 September. The turn signals could end up flashing in the opposite direction to what the driver intends. The recall affects model year (MY) 2015–17 Sonata mids...
    11-Oct-2021 News Recalls
    Genesis unveils its first fully-electric car, the GV60
    Hyundai Motor Company’s luxury car arm, Genesis unveiled its first battery electric car, the GV60 in a digital world premier online event on 30 September. Designed a high-performance electric crossover utility vehicle, the GV60 is the first car from Genesis that is built on the parent company’s ...
    06-Oct-2021 News New Products
    WiTricity’s wireless EV charging technology all set to debut in South Korea
    US-based wireless charging technology company WiTricity has announced on 4 October that its patented EV charging technology is all set to debut in the South Korean market soon. WiTricity’s patented wireless EV charging technology will be first made available as factory-installed equipment in Hyund...
    05-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Genesis premieres GV60 with Face Connect, Digital Key 2
    Genesis has premiered the GV60 with advanced UI/UX technologies, a company press release dated 30 September showed. Face Connect, Fingerprint Authentication System, Over-the-Air (OTA) software update, and Digital Key 2 are among the key features offered. Face Connect enables the vehicle to recogn...
    04-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor Group launches e-mobility pilot program in Singapore
    South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group has launched an electric mobility pilot program in Singapore in partnership with leading utilities company SP Group and one of the leading local automotive distributors Komoco Motors, the company announced on 25 September. The program aims to ...
    01-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Kia selects low-noise Kumho K-silent tires for new EV6
    Korean tire manufacturer Kumho Tyres announced via press release on 9 September that its low-noise all-season CRUGEN HP71 and high-performance ECSTA PS71 tires had been selected by Korean OEM Kia for its EV6 battery-electric vehicle. According to the press release, the two selected tires exh...
    Hyundai opens 2021 EV Open Innovation Challenge
    Hyundai Motor is opening the 2021 EV Open Innovation Challenge, it said in a press release on 28 September. The challenge will help facilitate collaboration with start-ups on projects related to charging infrastructure and service solutions for electric vehicles (EVs). Hyundai intends on discovering...
    Hyundai recalls select MY 2017 Tucson and Sonata models over risk of engine fire
    Hyundai Motor is recalling over 130,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada for an issue with the engine that could increase the risk of a fire, Automotive News Canada reported on 24 September. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2017 Tucson and MY2017 Sonata Hybrid sedans with 2L Nu GDI ...
    27-Sep-2021 News Recalls
    Autonomous vehicle startup Motional expand their footprint in Las Vegas ahead of robo-taxi launch
    According to an official press release dated 22 September, Motional, an autonomous vehicle company, is expanding its operations and employee headcount in Las Vegas, including tripling the size of its testing facility, in preparation for its planned 2023 commercial deployment of robo-taxis. The large...
    Genesis EV to install Samsung image sensor
    According to a press release published on Korea iT News on 17 September, Hyundai Motor Company will incorporate a vehicle image sensor from Samsung Electronics into its premium model Genesis. This is the first time a Samsung Electronics image sensor has been mass-supplied to a finished vehicle, and ...
    Genesis rolls out its automotive Face Connect technology
    Genesis will roll out of its “Face Connect” technology, which will enable access using faces to open and close doors without using a smart key, it said in a press release on 16 September. After identification and syncing, the vehicle can automatically adjust the driver’s seat and steering whee...
    20-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor evaluates plans to develop compact electric cars to expand its BEV lineup
    South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company is considering expanding its electric sub-brand Ioniq with more compact models mainly based on the company’s dedicated electric vehicle (EV) platform, the electric-global modular platform (E-GMP), along with a successor to the all-electric Ko...
    16-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai, LG Energy begin construction of EV battery cell plant in Indonesia
    Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution Ltd. have commenced the construction of their electric vehicle (EV) battery cell manufacturing facility in Indonesia, the carmaker announced on 15 September. Hyundai and LG Energy Solution held a virtual groundbreaking ceremony with the government of Ind...
    Hyundai announces Hydrogen Vision 2040, plans to introduce next-generation fuel cell systems
    Presenting its vision for hydrogen energy and a global hydrogen society at the Hydrogen Wave global online forum held on 7 September, the leadership at the Hyundai Motor Group said that the company plans to commercialize and deploy hydrogen fuel cell systems on a large scale over the next two decade...
    08-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor announces plan to become carbon neutral by 2045 at IAA Mobility 2021
    South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company has announced that it plans to become carbon neutral by 2045 at the ongoing IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany. While speaking on 6 September, Jaehoon (Jay) Chang, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company said, “Climate change is ...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Genesis to launch only EVs from 2025, plans to become a zero-emission brand by 2030
    Hyundai Motor Company’s luxury car subsidiary Genesis plans to launch only pure electric vehicles from 2025 as it lays down its long-term roadmap to become a zero-emission brand, the company said in a high-profile announcement made by its leadership on 2 September. Genesis plans to become a 100...
    03-Sep-2021 News New Products
    MY 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe awarded TSP+ safety rating by IIHS
    According to an official press release dated 1 September, Hyundai's 2022 Santa Fe has been designated as a TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Santa Fe was recognized for meeting all six IIHS crash-worthiness evaluations and improving headlight performan...
    Motional and Hyundai Motor Group unveil the IONIQ 5 robo-taxi
    Motional, a global leader in driverless technology, and Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) unveiled the IONIQ 5-based robotaxi (hereafter referred to as IONIQ 5 robo-taxi), Motional's next-generation robo-taxi, in an official press release dated 31 August. The IONIQ 5 robo-taxi is based on the all-e...
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    MY 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV launched in the US
    South Korean car maker, Kia Motors, has launched the newest version of its Sorento plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) in the United States. According to a press release issued by Kia on 18 August, the vehicle will go on sale in the third quarter of 2021 and prices will be revealed closer to the on-sale d...
    27-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Hyundai Tucson
    The fourth-generation 2021 Hyundai Tucson is assembled at Hyundai’s facility in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Output of the new version of the compact crossover SUV is expected to peak at more than 184,000 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this fe...
    Need to develop alternate, localized supply chain to mitigate risks, says Hyundai India CEO
    There is a need to develop an alternate and localized supply chain to mitigate the impact of disruption and push localization in the domestic automotive sector, SS Kim, managing director and CEO at Hyundai Motor India said, according to a report filed by the news agency PTI on 27 August. Kim said...
    27-Aug-2021 News Investments
    Kia unveils enhanced safety and convenience features for the EV6 electric crossover
    According to an official press release dated 18 August, the Kia EV6 electric crossover is equipped with Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2), which can assist the driver in maintaining a set distance and speed from the vehicle ahead. Using radars strategically placed around the vehicle, the system as...
    20-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor picks Qt as key HMI technology partner
    Qt Company has announced that Hyundai Motor has selected the company as a key partner for HMI technologies for all Hyundai, Kia and Genesis brand vehicles, according to a company press release on 17 August. Qt will help develop Hyundai’s Connected Car Operating System (ccOS) across the in-vehicle ...
    Hyundai's Motional to start testing its autonomous vehicles in Los Angeles, US
    According to a press release published on Techcrunch on 10 August, Motional, a joint venture (JV) between Aptiv and Hyundai, is expanding its operations in California. In August, the company intends to begin public road mapping and testing of its robo-taxi in Los Angeles. Motional is currently ...
    Silicon Valley startup Sonatus to partner with Hyundai on the development of software defined vehicles
    According to official press release dated 11 August, Sonatus, a leading automotive software company that is unlocking the full potential of the software-defined vehicle, announced a partnership with Hyundai Motor Group focused on innovations within the E/E architecture across Hyundai’s vehicle lin...
    Fuel cell startup Pajarito Powder receives series B investment from Hyundai Motors
    US-based fuel cell technology startup, Pajarito Powder has received a series-B investment from South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company, it said in a press release on 4 August. The company said that while the investments raised would help it accelerate the production of its advanced c...
    Hyundai, LG Energy sign MoU with Indonesian government to set up battery cell plant
    Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Group and battery supplier LG Energy Solution have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Indonesia to establish a joint venture (JV) in Indonesia to manufacture battery cells for battery electric vehicles (BEVs), the company said in a press a...
    HELLA provides cybersecurity management functionality in diagnostic devices
    HELLA GUTMANN has developed a Cyber Security Management (CSM) function in its diagnostic devices to provide authentication with gateways, enabling rapid diagnostic checks for a variety of vehicles, according to an official press release dated 20 July. "For CSM, the main objective was to crea...
    23-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai to pilot AI-powered, self-driving RoboShuttle service in South Korea
    Hyundai Motor will start test operation of its RoboShuttle service on 9 August along a 6.1-kilometer (km) route in Sejong Smart City, South Korea, it said in a 13 July press release. The test pilot will use a Hyundai H350, a light commercial van equipped with autonomous driving technology....
    EV battery startup SES to list on NYSE via merger with SPAC Ivanhoe Capital
    Lithium-metal battery startup SES (formerly SolidEnergy Systems) has entered into a definitive agreement with special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Ivanhoe Capital Acquisition Corp. to list on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the company said in a press announcement on 13 July...
    14-Jul-2021 News Mergers
    Hyundai, Kia team up with Next Hydrogen to develop advanced alkaline water electrolysis system
    Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation have signed an MoU with Next Hydrogen Corporation, a Canada-based company specializing in water electrolysis technology and a subsidiary of Next Hydrogen Solutions Inc., in order to accelerate a worldwide hydrogen society through cost-effective production of...
    09-Jul-2021 News New Products
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