New Hyundai Tech Caters to EV Owners

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Hyundai is at the forefront of electric vehicle tech, as evidenced by its latest smart features.

 

The latest function of its smartphone app allows EV owners to control performance settings via their phone. The app lets users tweak performance aspects like acceleration, deceleration, responsiveness, ignition, and maximum torque. It also lets users fine-tune energy-related settings such as the vehicle’s climate control energy use and regenerative braking capacity.

 

This added tool will let Hyundai drivers optimize performance based on trip length and how much energy they’ll need along a certain route. Per The News Wheel, the brand also plans to enhance the tool so it provides the user with recommended settings for certain terrain and weather conditions.

 

Hyundai will use blockchain technology to encrypt sensitive information. Drivers will have the freedom to create custom profiles and save their preferences to a server and access them in different Hyundai vehicles without worrying about cybersecurity breaches.

 

This new Hyundai tech comes as no surprise considering the brand’s focus on progressive technologies and enhancing its EV models. It hopes to deploy 23 electric models by 2025.

 

Contact us at Linwood Hyundai for more information on using the brand’s app to tweak your EV’s performance. Or stop by to test-drive one of our eco-friendly models like the Ioniq Hybrid or the Kona Electric.

Look Out for These Future Electric Vehicles from Hyundai

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It has never been a secret that Hyundai is a leading innovator in the automotive industry, and they are proving this again with the recent announcement of an all-new platform dedicated to electric vehicles coming out in 2020.

 

Electric vehicles from Hyundai currently include the Hyundai Kona EV, Hyundai Ioniq EV, Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata PHEV, and the Hyundai NEXO. Hyundai will release an all-new all-electric car for the 2020 model year — a first for the automaker.

 

The introduction of the new electric platform will also see the introduction of new battery technologies for increased power and range. Hyundai is investing significantly in electric technology, especially in the areas of as vehicle electrification, auto manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and autonomous driving.

 

Hyundai Motor Group anticipates annual sales of electrified vehicles to hit 1.67 million by 2025. 2025 is also the year it will be introducing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to its lineup. The brand hopes to increase its annual production of hydrogen cars to 500,000 by the year 2030. The company’s overall objective is to become one of the top three manufacturers of electrified vehicles in the world.

 

Contact us at Linwood Hyundai for more exciting news from this forward-thinking automaker.

New Hyundai Elevate Ultimate Mobility Vehicle Concept is a Walking Car

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While a “walking car” might sound like something straight out of a sci-fi series, Hyundai recently debuted the Elevate Ultimate Mobility Vehicle at the CES 2019 show. This futuristic car comes with robotic legs that allow drivers to go over particularly treacherous terrain, like rubble or flooded areas.

The new Hyundai Elevate concept vehicle is designed with first-responders in mind, according to Hyundai. Since it can be difficult to do search-and-rescue missions or to send humanitarian aid when there are forest fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, or floods, the new walking car is built to traverse harsh driving conditions like never before.

“When a tsunami or earthquake hits, current rescue vehicles can only deliver first responders to the edge of the debris field. They have to go the rest of the way by foot. Elevate can drive to the scene and climb right over flood debris or crumbled concrete,” said John Suh, Hyundai vice president and head of Hyundai CRADLE.

Hyundai engineers and developers also noted that the vehicle may be particularly useful for people with disabilities. The vehicle can adjust itself to make entering the vehicle easier—especially for wheelchair users in areas where there’s not an ADA ramp readily available. This technology is just one more reason Hyundai is leading the way in automotive design and innovation.

See more innovation when you check out Hyundai’s lineup at Linwood Hyundai.

Hyundai Developing Three Types of Solar Vehicle Technology

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All cars require some form of energy to run, whether that is fossil fuel, hydrogen, electricity, or something else. Hyundai is currently working on finding a way to utilize solar power by developing three forms of solar vehicle technology. These technologies will help makes the Hyundai lineup even eco-friendlier in the future.

The solar technology Hyundai is developing will support the vehicle’s main power source, whether it is an internal combustion engine, an electric battery, or a hybrid powertrain. With the addition of solar energy, all three kinds of vehicles will have increased range and improved fuel economy.

The first type of solar technology is a solar roof system, which would be on hybrid models. It uses silicon solar panels mounted onto the vehicle’s roof. This system can charge 30-60 percent of a hybrid’s battery per day, depending on the weather.

For internal combustion engine vehicles, Hyundai is developing a semi-transparent solar roof. These panels would be applied to a panoramic sunroof to maintain transparency while providing power to a supplemental battery system.

The third type of technology is a solar-lid system. This would be used on eco-friendly models like electric cars and uses solar panels mounted on the trunk and roof.

Hyundai has plans to launch its solar vehicle technology after 2019. In the meantime, you can find a lineup of eco-friendly and energy efficient vehicles at Linwood Hyundai, including the new Ioniq hybrid car.