Few things satisfy as much as being proven right. Even rightish. We recently wrote about the collaboration between Hyundai and computer maker NVIDIA, where we speculated that the planned computing power would be overkill if only used as stated. We then went on a tangent about artificial intelligence (AI) and how this would change motoring.
The next-generation Hyundai Creta launched in the Indian market in 2020 where it fast became the best-selling SUV in its segment. Now, the new Hyundai Creta is in South Africa taking the market by storm with better styling and new engine and transmission options.
Hyundai has long been the preferred choice when it comes to quality and affordability with many highly successful models over the years. It shouldn’t come as a surprise then that the brand new Hyundai i20 is hitting the bullseye in all areas of significance.
Nobody has ever said: “I could really do with some time in the hospital.” Hospitals are scary and lonely, impersonal and full of strange smells and sounds. And patients are there because they are ill, so the external factors are magnified by them feeling unwell, maybe scared. Now multiply all that by a small child and hospitalisation becomes an ordeal.
With car emissions still regarded as one of the main forms of pollution, automakers from across the world are working tirelessly toward more eco-friendly vehicles. As air quality in cities and towns are a major cause for concern, the automotive industry is looking to fuel cell technology to help create a cleaner environment and Hyundai is leading from the front.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is like a knife. You can use it to do good, or you can wield it to do harm. Thing is, once the knife was invented – no-one wanted to ban it because no-one could imagine living without it. So it is with AI. Elon Musk considers it one of the greatest dangers to mankind. Elon Musk also actively invests in and develops AI to make his cars better.
Electric vehicles continue to make headlines as Hyundai Motor North America has announced ambitious plans to expand its offering even further. They plan on adding 10 electrified, eco-friendly vehicles to its production line by the end of 2022.
There are two technologies competing to replace the internal combustion engine, but it is the poultry problem all over again – the chicken and eggs. Electric cars are popular where there is a mature electric car charging infrastructure. Expensive charging infrastructure gets built where there are lots of electric cars. But at least electricity generation and distribution are mature technologies with existing networks.
Luc Donckerwolke, the star designer behind the Hyundai Tucson and Genesis G80, among others, is back at the helm but this time in a brand new role as Chief Creative Officer (CCO). Hyundai Motor Co. created this role as part of its efforts to further bolster the automaker’s position as a global luxury brand.