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Hyper-connected Car Part of Personal Mobility Future

CES Great Place to Showcase New Technology

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is a great place to showcase new technology. In the past, the show has been dominated by the latest in home and personal electronics, such as TVs, computers and tablets. This year the CES was loaded with new technology from automakers with Hyundai leading the way toward the future of personal mobility. The ability to link a person’s mode of transportation to fit their lifestyle was the theme of the Hyundai exhibit as the automaker explores the future of self-driving vehicles and connectivity solutions that tie a driver’s home, car and life all together. One of the results of technological innovation is the new Hyundai Ioniq, which you’ll be able to test drive in the very near future at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.

Live Demonstrations Show Self-driving is Near

During the recent CES, Hyundai had cars on the street to show that autonomous driving is not only a possibility, but a certainty. CES attendees were able to ride in the cars in a surreal experience as they expertly wound their way through traffic and pedestrians in this urban landscape. Utilizing laser-based LiDAR technology, Hyundai has hidden sensors in the Ioniq front end, making it virtually indistinguishable from other vehicles on the road. That’s quite a departure from other car makers who have a large bubble on the roof for their sensors. The LiDAR technology is more sophisticated than radar, allowing the Ioniq to navigate safely through a variety of obstacles.

Hyper-connectivity Key to Safe Navigation

Hyundai also had an exhibit that demonstrated how the cars of the near future will communicate with other cars, traffic signals, the cloud and even your home. By communicating with road infrastructure, traffic alerts and other vehicles, scientists hope to help eliminate urban gridlock. By communicating with your house, your car can adjust the temperature, open the garage door and even turn on that slow cooker so dinner is ready when you walk in the door.

Ioniq Scooter Finishes the Trip

With the proliferation of light rail and other commuter services, all you need is a small motorized device to transport you from a drop-off point to your final destination. Stay tuned to Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale for more information on the Ioniq scooter, a lightweight ride that can be stored and charged in the Ioniq Electric Vehicle. It’s Hyundai’s answer to “first and last mile” mobility problems of the coming years.

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