Hyundai shows the future of its mobile strategy at Seoul Motor Show

Hyundai Motor has revealed further developments for its future mobility strategy by demonstrating a suite of industry-leading technologies at the 2017 Seoul Motor Show which runs until April 9  at the Korea International Exhibition Center west of Seoul.

Brian Joss – The next generation of convergent technology under development includes a newly-developed Connected Car Service Platform (ccSP) platform and smart, hyper-connectivity innovations that focus on linking cars to customers’ lives, blurring the line between mobility and customers’ living and working spaces.

Connnected Car Service Platform connects customers and cars Hyundai displayed its latest vision for connecting cars to customers’ lives by announcing plans for its self-developed Connected Car Service Platform (ccSP) platform. This platform will allow customers to connect seamlessly to a variety of other IoT services offered by telecommunications providers and global appliance services.

The FE fuel cell concept from Hyundai: on show at Seoul. Picture: Quickpic

Interconnected services will blur the lines between mobility, living and work spaces, with ‘Home to Car’ voice controlled operations allowing drivers to start their cars and open or close doors through speech. Meanwhile, ‘Car to Home’ options will connect customers with smart home services, including home lighting, climate control and audio systems.

“Controlling vehicles via voice assistant is something that could become commonplace in the not too distant future,” said Seung-Ho Hwang, executive vice president and head of the Auto Intelligence Division at Hyundai Motor Company. “We are working with various companies in Korea and around the world to ensure that all of our platforms are compatible and that Hyundai customers will be able to interact with the Internet of Things in ways that have not been possible before.”

 The connectivity services demonstrated at the show will be available commercially in the next few years, with “Home to Car” services expected in 2018 and “Car to Home” operations available in the following year.

Hyundai presented its Smart House concept at the 2017 Seoul Motor Show, revealing the potential reach of its advanced Future Mobility technologies.

The working Smart House exhibit provides a vision of how the car could be integrated with the daily lives of users, converging mobility and customer’s living and working spaces.

The concept suggests how cars could integrate with our living spaces when docked, before becoming a mobile living space when customers need to move around. Hyundai’s vision sees customers living, without interruption, while on the move as the comfort, convenience and connectivity features of the car and the home are combined into ‘one space’.

Hyundai has revealed its trailblazing Future Eco (FE) Fuel Cell Concept to Asian audiences for the first time, reaffirming its commitment to hydrogen-powered vehicle development. Hyundai has established itself as a global leader for hydrogen transportation by being the world’s first manufacturer to mass-produce a fuel cell vehicle.

The FE Fuel Cell Concept begins a new chapter for Hyundai by hinting at the form and capabilities of a forthcoming production FCEV due for launch in February of 2018. The new model will feature advanced driver assistance technologies, alongside an extensive hydrogen-powered range that moves Hyundai closer toward realizing its ultimate ambition of creating a zero-emission Hydrogen Energy Society.

 The concept car is designed to run for more than 800 km between refueling, acknowledging the current limited hydrogen infrastructure, and features a host of clever technologies to enhance customer comfort, convenience and safety. 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.

Hyundai is also displaying its striking high-performance N concept, the RN30, that was first introduced during last year’s Paris Motor Show. The motorsport-inspired racing concept was developed in close collaboration with Hyundai Motorsport (HMSG), Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center (HMETC) and Hyundai Motor’s Performance Development and High Performance Vehicle Division. 

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