In addition to Hyundai’s previously announced autonomous Ioniq, the South Korean brand is now teasing some of the other high-tech toys the company is bringing to the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, from January 5-8. Among the innovations, the firm is showing an exoskeleton that makes lifting weight easier.
The exoskeletons look straight out of an early ‘90s sci-fi movie, which means we really dig the design. According to Hyundai, they are for “customers who require physical support for lifting or repetitive work, plus assisting members of society whose mobility is restricted.”
Hyundai and Cisco will also demonstrate their partnership on a connected car platform. The tech “will blur the lines between mobility, and living and working spaces,” the firms claim. Separately, the South Korean brand will also showcase its Healthcare Cockpit that will allegedly improve productivity and relaxation behind the wheel.
Hyundai’s autonomous Ioniq will publicly debut at CES. The company will have one on display in the convention center, and others will be demonstrating their capabilities by driving themselves along the Strip. The South Korean brand’s design hides a lidar system behind the front bumper, so the vehicles look largely like the versions now on sale. The company’s tech also uses forward-facing radar, GPS, and cameras for calculating the car’s exact location on the road.
The limited number of autonomous Ioniqs will mean some visitors won’t get a ride. However, Hyundai will have virtual reality goggles at the convention that will allow more folks experience the journey.
Hyundai will introduce the hybrid, plug-in, and electric versions of the Ioniq during the 2017 model year. The company expects the hybrid to be the highest-volume model of the trio, and the company estimates that the efficiency-oriented Blue trim could get 58 miles per gallon combined fuel economy, which would narrowly beat the Toyota Prius Eco’s 56 mpg.
Gallery: Hyundai Ioniq and more at the Consumer Electronics Show
Hyundai Motor to Showcase Vision for Future Mobility
at 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
- Autonomous IONIQ concepts to demonstrate self-driving technology as part of advanced
urban trials in Las Vegas
- Hyundai Motor presents hyper-connected car platform to seamlessly link mobility with the
home and workplace
- Hyundai Motor’s vision for future mobility includes wearable robots, micro-mobility solutions
and interactive, health-conscious technology
December 27, 2016 – Hyundai Motor will showcase its vision for future mobility at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, from January 5 to 8, 2017. The Hyundai Motor booth is set to host a range of innovative technologies that focus on intelligent autonomous driving and advanced, hyper-connectivity solutions that will link cars to customer’s lives.
Autonomous IONIQ models will operate on test routes in the boulevards around CES, while inside visitors can experience a driverless journey via immersive Virtual Reality simulators. The IONIQ Hybrid on display will reveal enhancements to further its reputation as one of the world’s most fuel efficient cars, and a new Micro Mobility concept, integrated with the IONIQ Electric, will showcase the future of first- and last-mile mobility.
Hyundai Motor will also present an interactive experience to demonstrate how its hyper-connected car platform, developed with leading global IT company Cisco, will be central to making tomorrow’s lifestyles even more convenient. Hyundai Motor’s caring ‘Mobility Vision’ concept shows how Smart House and Connected Car technologies will blur the lines between mobility, and living and working spaces.
Other technologies at the Show booth represent Hyundai Motor’s focus on the wellbeing of its customers. The Healthcare Cockpit connects car and driver to boost productivity or relaxation when travelling. Meanwhile the company’s range of advanced wearable exoskeletons show its commitment to social responsibility, offering a new freedom of mobility to customers who require physical support for lifting or repetitive work, plus assisting members of society whose mobility is restricted.
Hyundai Motor’s CES 2017 press conference takes place on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 15:00 at Mandalay Bay Hotel, Level 3, South Seas Ballroom F.