Hyundai presented official photos of an SUV FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle) which will be presented at CES (Consumer Electronic Show). On the same occasion, the South Korean manufacturer announced the signing of a partnership for the development of grade 4autonomous vehicles.
The new SUV retains the design language that it had on the concept presented in August. In fact, some elements have been taken from this concept directly to the production version.
An example is the LED front light units found on the Kona.
It needs to be said that Hyundai began testing autonomous vehicles on public roads in the US in 2015 and last year at CES the new Ioniq autonomous was presented to the public.
SUV FCEV, as well as the new Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) developed by Hyundai, were presented at a private press event on Jan. 8 at Mandalay Bay.
Company officials also took the opportunity to announce that Hyundai and Aurora, the leading technology for autonomous vehicles, have signed a strategic partnership to launch by 2021, models with level 4 driving autonomous systems.
This level, according to the organization SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers International), does not require the driver to actually driving.
Woong-Chul Yang, Hyundai’s vice chairman: “We know the future of transportation is autonomous, and autonomous driving technology needs to be proven in the real world to accelerate deployment in a safe and scalable manner. Combining our advanced vehicle technology that embeds the latest safety features with Aurora’s leading suite of level 4 autonomous technology will advance this revolution in mobility with Hyundai in a leadership position.”