CES 2019 – Tires & Parts News https://tiresandparts.net Your News Source for Everything Automotive Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:18:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.11 Hyundai Mobis Showcases Latest Communication Lighting Concept at CES 2019 https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/hyundai-mobis-showcases-latest-communication-lighting-concept-at-ces-2019/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/hyundai-mobis-showcases-latest-communication-lighting-concept-at-ces-2019/#respond Sun, 13 Jan 2019 05:37:00 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=26688 Hyundai Mobis, the Hyundai subsidiary that deals with design and development of parts and services for the Hyundai Motor, Genesis and Kia brands showcased its latest Communication Lighting concept at CES 2019. The concept uses an ‘Indicating Lighting Zone’ to allow other road users to know when an autonomous vehicle is employing the self-driving mode. […]

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Hyundai Mobis, the Hyundai subsidiary that deals with design and development of parts and services for the Hyundai Motor, Genesis and Kia brands showcased its latest Communication Lighting concept at CES 2019. The concept uses an ‘Indicating Lighting Zone’ to allow other road users to know when an autonomous vehicle is employing the self-driving mode.

The concept included a ‘Communication Lighting Zone’ which comprised elements like LED, digital boards, headlamp projection and sound. All these components work together to communicate with nearby pedestrians and vehicles during various driving scenarios, so that the roads are safer for everyone.

Hyundai Mobis said it came up with the concept in order to reduce the number of accidents that can occur during the development and testing of autonomous vehicle technology, like the one in mid-March last year when an Uber vehicle killed a pedestrian.

The autonomous vehicles which are equipped with communication lighting can sense the presence of a pedestrian from over 450 feet away, and once a pedestrian is detected, headlamps project a bright red warning symbol indicating that is it is unsafe to move in front of the self-driving vehicle. When the vehicle achieves a complete stop, the headlamps project a crosswalk symbol onto the ground to show pedestrians who are nearby that it is safe to proceed.

As pedestrians clear away from the path of the vehicle, LED boards are used to indicate how soon the vehicle will start moving again with a count down, like the signs at traffic lights in many urban areas, while using directional arrows to give an idea of the direction in which the vehicle intends to move.

The communication lighting can be integrated with Mobis’ Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) enabled Adaptive Drive Beam (ABD) technology, or AADB—a headlamp innovation which was announced earlier this year. The integrated solution comes with a more responsive self-dimming headlamp as it has a higher level of capability for object detection and processing, with vehicle-to-vehicle, and vehicle-to-pedestrian interaction.

The company said that with OEMs, suppliers and technology companies working hard to be the first to bring new developments to market, the core concerns continue to be safety, complexity, infrastructure and governance needed for full autonomy. Communication lighting is all about using intelligent lighting solutions to save lives and hence the solution is likely to be seen soon in new vehicles across OEMs.

Micro Goetz, director of lamp engineering, Hyundai Mobis said: “Light has been used as a conduit for communication among vehicles and pedestrians for almost as long as the automobile has existed, so we are excited to lead the evolution of this technology to save lives and offer peace of mind to all that use the road. Our primary focus on the safe progression to future mobility will enable our industry to continue the advancement of autonomous vehicle technology, while helping to keep pedestrians and drivers out of harm’s way.”

The Communication Lighting Experience Zone was not the only technology that was in the spotlight at the Hyundai Mobis booth. Other technologies from Hyundai MOBIS related to autonomous driving, infotainment and eco-friendly solutions also drew considerable attention at the show.

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Hyundai Launches Walking Car Concept at CES 2019 https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/hyundai-launches-walking-car-concept-at-ces-2019/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/hyundai-launches-walking-car-concept-at-ces-2019/#respond Wed, 09 Jan 2019 09:09:08 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=26652 In an emergency situation like an earthquake, a hurricane or a flood, the first few hours are crucial and even a few seconds can make a significant difference. For first responders, the first 72 hours following a natural disaster are the most critical when it comes to saving lives. In many cases, the scenario is […]

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In an emergency situation like an earthquake, a hurricane or a flood, the first few hours are crucial and even a few seconds can make a significant difference. For first responders, the first 72 hours following a natural disaster are the most critical when it comes to saving lives. In many cases, the scenario is such that access to the areas where search and rescue personnel are needed is difficult.

This urgent need for efficient, rapid, resilient transportation for disaster assistance motivated Hyundai to come up with what it says is the first-ever vehicle with moveable legs. The Hyundai Elevate is the first ever Ultimate Mobility Vehicle (UMV), which effectively combines the technology that is found in electric cars and robots so that it can tackle the most difficult terrain that can test the capabilities of the most capable off-road vehicle.
Commenting on the vehicle, John Suh, Vice President and Head of Hyundai CRADLE said that normally when a natural disaster like an earthquake or a tsunami strikes, rescue vehicles only have the capability to deliver first responders to the edge of the debris field. They then have to make their way by foot. Elevate has the capability to drive right to the scene and to climb over flood debris or crumbled concrete. This vehicle can be used not just in emergency situations, but can also be used by people living with disabilities who lack access to an ADA ramp. They could hail an autonomous Hyundai Elevate which could walk up to their front door, level itself, and then allow their wheelchair to roll right in.
The Elevate concept is inspired by the idea of a modular EV platform which has the capability to switch out different bodies for specific situations. The robotic leg architecture comes with five degrees of freedom and wheel hub propulsion motors. It is enabled by the latest in electric actuator technology. The vehicle can replicate both mammalian and reptilian walking gaits, and can hence move in any direction.
The legs can also fold up into a stowed drive-mode, where power to the joints is cut, and the use of an integrated passive suspension system maximizes battery efficiency. This makes it possible for the Elevate to drive at highway speeds like conventional vehicles. Currently, there is no other vehicle which can easily climb a five-foot wall, step over a five-foot gap, walk over different types of terrain, and achieve a 15 foot wide track width, and this is all done while its body and passengers continue to be completely level.
The Hyundai Elevate offers a new form of mobility with its articulating legs which work in tandem with wheeled motion to facilitate faster walking speeds, unique dynamic driving postures and torsional control at the end of each leg.

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