Airbag popping. The definitive signal that your journey has ended prematurely. The idea of an airbag was patented by two British dentists in 1919 – I did not ask why and neither should you. In its modern guise, it started taking shape in the ‘50s and early sixties and was first used commercially in the ‘70s.
I have seen the future and it needs work. This work will entail trying to figure out exactly what and how mobility in the future will be. Note the use of mobility as opposed to cars – that distinction at least is clear.
If you are a quiet introvert, someone who eases through life hoping not to be noticed, who settles for a little Marie biscuit rather than a steak sandwich, the Santa Fe is not for you. If you want the full buffet of life, like to laugh and go with friends, don’t mind spending a bit, the Hyundai Santa Fe is a good choice.
Start with a sheet of cookie dough. Roll it out. Take various cookie cutters and cut out circles, stars, triangles. Coat with sprinkles and bake. Now you have a tray of cookies. That is exactly how Hyundai makes Creta SUVs. Maybe with a few more steps and not with dough.
The brand new Hyundai plant in Chennai opened this year and they will be making the whole Creta there, except for two of the three engine options.
What is your driving style? You may think you know, but you are most likely wrong. The reason for this is that Hyundai has done the research and found there are 36 750 ways to drive. So, what is your driving style?
The i-series put Hyundai on the map, a dealer in Paarden Eiland told me a couple of years ago. The i30, -20 and of course the i10 formed a formidable series of nice-to-drive, good-to-look-at, well-priced, full-feature passenger cars. Bigger, middle and smaller.
Developments within the robotics sector have been in the headlines for some time and now, Hyundai has joined the fray with their spring-loaded Vest Exoskeleton (VEX). This wearable robot could revolutionise the automotive industry helping reduce the load for factory workers.
Every motor show is filled with creative innovations, dreams and aspirations from car manufacturers around the globe. The 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show is no different as there have been many interesting projects and concepts including the new Hyundai Electric Race Car.
Hyundai has thrown its technological and financial weight behind IONITY in Europe. It is now a full partner in this game-changing initiative with BMW, Daimler, Ford and Porsche (Volkswagen Group).
What is IONITY? Let me demonstrate with an experience we had a few years ago.
Car accidents happen and they are nasty to the victims and often confusing to the responders. The lag between the accident and help arriving, the responders assessing the victims and then getting them to an emergency room can be critical.
Now imagine your car not only telling emergency services that you had an accident and where it happened but also telling them of your likely injuries and suggesting the best facility nearby to treat you.