Hyundai and Kia invest in autonomous vehicle technology company Aurora

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have invested in Aurora to accelerate development of autonomous vehicle technologies. With the integration of the Aurora Driver, Hyundai and Kia vehicles will enhance their ability to monitor, react, and adapt to different surroundings.

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Kia prepares to move beyond combustion cars

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Kia is preparing itself for a new era where alternative fuel powertrains become essential to business, the firm’s CEO confirms. Kia electric fuel cell

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Kia announces Soul EV is coming to the UK

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An electric version of the new Kia Soul has been confirmed for UK launch, but the company is still deciding whether to sell the batteries or supply them on a monthly rental agreement.

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Kia confirms commitment to hydrogen

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Kia has reiterated its plan to have a commercial available hydrogen fuel cell (FCEV) vehicle available commercially by the middle of the decade. Towards the end of 2010, Kia was one of seven manufacturers to sign an accord which will make hydrogen-powered vehicles a production reality. And while Kia isn’t discounting battery power as a [.]. Hydrogen fuel Kia electric hybrid hydrogen

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More PEV pipeline hints: Hyundai/Kia PHEVs in 2015

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Hyundai is also commercializing hydrogen fuel cell technology with the Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle ( earlier post ), while Kia has recently introduced the Soul EV ( earlier post ). Adding to the list of informally announced plug-in vehicles ( earlier post ), the Yonhap News Agency last week cited Yang Woong-Chul, R&D vice chairman at Hyundai Motor Group, as saying that the group will introduce plug-in hybrid versions of its popular Sonata and K5 (Optima) midsize sedans in 2015.

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Kia to introduce 16 new advanced powertrain vehicles by 2025: 5 hybrids, 5 PHEVs, 5 BEVs, 1 FCV; Niro EV Concept

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Kia Motors presented its new “Boundless for All” future mobility vision at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Connected – By 2025, Kia will adopt connected car technologies across every vehicle segment, and aim to make every single model a connected car by 2030.

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Kia Motors sees 18.6% increase in global sales in 2011

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Kia Motors Corporation announced today that its global sales for passenger cars (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants), recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles for 2011 reached an all-time high of 2,478,959 unit, representing an annual year-on-year increase of 18.6%. By region, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in North America (550,615 units, a 34.2% Kia includes both Western and Eastern European markets in its “Europe” category.

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Hyundai • Kia Motors and stakeholders from Nordic Countries sign MoU on fuel cell electric vehicle deployment

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Hyundai • Kia Motors and key hydrogen stakeholders from Sweden, Denmark, Norway & Iceland recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of collaboration towards market deployment of zero. With the MoU, Hyundai • Kia hopes to establish its position as one of the leading manufacturers in the global markets for FCEVs, the companies said. Hyundai • Kia has actively been developing FCEVs as well as battery electric vehicles.

Hyundai to Commercialize a Diesel Hybrid Car Around 2011

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The Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group plans to add a diesel hybrid to its liquefied petroleum gas and gasoline hybrid offerings. The nation’s largest carmaker said that it would commercialize a hybrid edition for one of its diesel models, at a forum on clean diesel held at the National Assembly, Monday. Commercialization will be established around 2011,” said Kim Hae-jin, Hyundai-Kia’s managing director. Korea Times.

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Kia Motors Introduces its Version of LPI Hybrid

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Kia Motors unveiled its first commercialized hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), the Forte Liquid Petroleum Injection (LPI) Hybrid in Seoul, Korea. Kia says that although no plans to market this vehicle outside of Korea have been finalized, it is conducting feasibility studies to assess consumer interest and potential demand in markets that possess liquid petroleum refueling infrastructure.

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Kia Motors intends to join the Clean Energy Partnership to promote fuel cell electric vehicles in Germany

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Kia Motor Corp. The initial agreement was signed in Seoul, attended by Dr. Hyun Soon Lee, Vice Chairman and head of Hyundai-Kia R&D; Dr. Klaus Bonhoff, Managing Director of NOW GmbH (National Organization of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology); Patrick Schnell, Chairman of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) and other CEP members. As part of its global activities to prepare commercialization of fuel cell vehicles, Kia intends to join the Clean Energy Partnership in 2011.

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Kia Motors introduces Eco Dynamics Brand and LPI Hybrid for Korean market

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Kia Motors has introduced its new environmental brand “Eco Dynamics” and an LPI Hybrid based on its Korean market Forte saloon. Kia has already showcased the c’eed ISG model year in Europe.

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SK Energy to Supply Li-ion Batteries to Hyundai, Kia for EVs

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will provide Li-ion batteries ( earlier post ) to Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors for electric vehicles (EVs), beginning with the i10 ( earlier post ). In October 2009, SK Energy was chosen as a supplier of lithium-ion batteries for a hybrid electric vehicle project for Daimler commercial vehicle subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso; Daimler holds 85% of Fuso. South Korea-based SK Energy Co.

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LG Chem to Supply Batteries to Eaton for Commercial Vehicles

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for use in hybrid commercial vehicles. Representatives said the South Korean firm will first begin by supplying batteries for commercial HEVs and then expand its supply for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), which have batteries that can be recharged when connected to a power outlet. LG Chem is also supplying Li-ion batteries to GM, Hyundai, Kia and CT&T. Korea Times. LG Chem has entered a four-year supply deal to provide lithium ion batteries to Eaton Corp.

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Automakers Issue Joint Statement in Support of Commercial Introduction of Fuel Cell Vehicles from 2015 Onward

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Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, the alliance Renault SA and Nissan Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation— issued a joint a Letter of Understanding (LoU) regarding the development and market introduction of fuel cell electric vehicles. As every vehicle manufacturer will implement its own specific production and commercial strategies as well as timelines, commercialization of electric vehicles powered by fuel cells may occur earlier than 2015, the automakers noted.

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SK Innovation to invest $354M to build Li-ion battery separator plant in China

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The plant is set to start commercial production in the third quarter of 2020 with an annual capacity of 340 million square meters of polymer lithium-ion battery separator (LiBS) and 130 million square meters of ceramic-coated separator (CCS), SK Innovation said. and Kia Motors Corp. SK Innovation will invest 400 billion won (US$353.8 million) to build a Li-ion battery separator plant in China.

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Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv to form autonomous driving joint venture; autonomous platform to be available in 2022

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Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv will be forming an autonomous driving joint venture to advance the design, development and commercialization of SAE Level 4 and 5 autonomous technologies. Hyundai Motor Group affiliates—Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors and Hyundai Mobis—will collectively contribute US$1.6 The new joint venture marks the start of a journey with Aptiv toward our common goal of commercializing autonomous driving.

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Fuel cell revolution sparks in Japan and South Korea

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Carmakers from the two countries including Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Hyundai/Kia are all preparing for commercial production of fuel cell vehicles within the next three years.

Hyundai Autron and Wind River to develop next-generation autonomous driving platform

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Since 2012, Hyundai Autron has worked with Hyundai, Kia Motors, Hyundai Mobis and others to develop the “Hyundai Motor Standard Software Platform” based on the AUTOSAR standard. Wind River is a long-standing market leader for both embedded real-time operating system (RTOS) and commercial Linux. Hyundai Autron, a Hyundai Motor Group company, and Wind River signed a partnership to develop an autonomous driving and connectivity software platform to power next-generation automobiles.

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Hyundai Motor outlines FCEV Vision 2030; $6.7B investment in fuel cells by 2030; 700K fuel cell systems annually by 2030

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Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), which includes automotive brands Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation, announced its long-term roadmap for hydrogen fuel cell vehicle technology: FCEV Vision 2030. Hyundai Motor Group, the global pioneer of the commercial production of FCEV, is taking a bold step forward to expedite the realization of a hydrogen society.

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Baidu introduces Apollo 3.5, Apollo Enterprise in major advancements to Apollo autonomous driving ecosystem

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The five main Apollo Enterprise products and solutions are: Highway autonomous driving solutions; Autonomous valet parking solutions; Fully autonomous driving minibus solutions; Intelligent map data service platform, with options for commercial, ADAS, and high-definition maps; and. Baidu, Inc.

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Oak Ridge Lab, Hyundai Motor collaborating through new R&D agreement

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Hyundai Motor Company and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp. As the world’s fifth largest automaker, Hyundai Motor Company employs more than 30,000 in the US, and more than 700,000 Hyundai and Kia vehicles are made in the US. Claus Daniel, deputy director of ORNL’s Transportation Program, noted that the laboratory has a long history of working with the automotive industry to develop and commercialize advanced materials and manufacturing technologies.

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Hyundai Motor Group develops smartphone-based Digital Key; deployment starts later this year

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Hyundai Motor Group has developed a “Digital Key”, which allows users to unlock and start their Hyundai or Kia vehicle via their smartphone. In addition, once the vehicles with autonomous parking features are commercialized, such features are also expected to be remotely controlled.

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Quanergy Systems to introduce solid-state LiDAR in 2016

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Quanergy designed its 3D time-of-flight LiDAR sensors from the ground up to meet mass commercial deployment criteria in various markets. The company has partnerships with Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai-Kia and Renault-Nissan along with other companies in the automotive industry. Quanergy Systems, Inc. will introduce in early 2016 the first solid-state LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensor for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and self-driving cars for less than $1,000 per car.

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Hyundai Motor Group and Wärtsilä partner on second-life electric vehicle batteries

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Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) has selected Wärtsilä for a technology and commercial partnership designed to utilize second-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries for the growing energy storage market. The partnership will target advanced energy storage products and platforms that maximize HMG’s second-life EV batteries to be commercialized in Wärtsilä’s existing customer and channel networks across 177 countries globally.

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EALABC paper outlines approach to 48V hybrid systems with advanced lead-carbon batteries

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Augmenting its existing LC Super Hybrid program ( earlier post ), which deploys a downsized gasoline-electric powertrain, ALABC is working on advanced diesel-electric applications in development programs being undertaken with car makers including Ford and Kia.

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Pike Research ranks Daimler and Honda highest in new assessment of light-duty fuel cell vehicle manufacturers

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Senior analyst Lisa Jerram said that Daimler attained the highest overall score in the Pike Pulse report, since it has laid out a clear path to producing a commercially viable FCV. Hyundai-Kia.

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SK Innovation to begin production of NCM-811 batteries

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Korea-based SK Innovation said it will start the first commercial production of mid-and large-size pouch-type NCM-811 batteries. SK Innovation currently supplies batteries to Mercedes-Benz, Kia Motors and China’s BAIC Motor Corp.

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AeroVironment introducing new TurboDX charging station at CES

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A networked solution for residential, commercial, workplace, and utility customers, the new TurboDX gives business owners the option of Bluetooth-enabled access control without networking fees or networked enabled access control. At CES, AeroVironment launched a new electric vehicle charging station that offers more flexibility, durability, and reliability.

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Hyundai Mobis develops Electronic Parking Brakes (eDIH) for large pickup trucks

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Hyundai Mobis began to mass-produce the MOC back in 2011; these are now being applied to various models including the Kia K7 and Hyundai LF Sonata. eDIH can also be applied to passenger cars, commercial vehicles and general pickup trucks. Hyundai Mobis has successfully developed electronic parking brakes for large pickup trucks (eDIH: electronic Drum in Hat)—a first for the global market. Hyundai Mobis expects to take a dominant position in this segment.

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LG Chem and Eguana partner on Li-ion residential energy storage system for North America

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The modular system is targeted as a residential product, but also has the potential to be aggregated for small commercial and industrial (C&I) end-users. The engineering teams at LG Chem and Eguana have been working closely to integrate controls for the AC Battery which is expected to be available for commercial shipping early this summer.

Hyundai to begin production of ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle in December; targeting 1,000 units by 2015

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The mission of the Mabuk research centre is to create commercially viable, zero-emissions vehicles. Hyundai / Kia America Technical Center. ix35 Fuel Cell. Click to enlarge.

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Hyundai previews near-production-ready next-gen fuel cell SUV; new eco-vehicle development roadmap

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The new fuel cell SUV will spearhead Hyundai Motor’s plans to accelerate development of low emission vehicles, in line with Hyundai Motor Group’s renewed goal of introducing 31 eco-friendly models (Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors combined) to global markets by 2020.

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Hyundai delivers keys to first Tucson Fuel Cell customer; leasing for $499/mo, with unlimited free fueling; first drive

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Within the group, Kia, which is set up in North America as a competitor to Hyundai, is focusing on battery-electric vehicles. There will be no Kia analog to the Tucson Fuel Cell, said Castillo.).

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Westport and Fuel Systems Solutions to merge; alternative fuel vehicle and engine company with expanded reach

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Traditionally, Westport Innovations has focused the majority of its technological development and commercialization efforts in the heavy-duty and high horsepower natural gas arena, while Fuel Systems has significant experience and focus with gaseous fuel systems and components for light- and medium-duty automotive and industrial applications. Westport Innovations Inc. and Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc.

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Calls for an international 48V electrical standard for vehicles; looming WLTP implementation

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Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

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More mainstream models will come from Kia, Mahindra, Škoda, and Volkswagen. E-motorcycle companies’ product lines have come a long way, and lower-powered e-motorcycles that have not been commercially successful are being revised or dumped all together.

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Nissan now Nº 2 Asian brand in the Americas; new $2B manufacturing complex in Mexico to grow B platform capacity

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million units and Kia with 659,000. Nissan Americas manufacturing plants. Click to enlarge.

DOE releases final report from 6-year national fuel cell vehicle demo; key targets met, with twice the efficiency of today’s gasoline vehicles

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Daimler and BP; GM and Shell; Chevron, UTC Power and Hyundai-Kia; and Ford and BP.) The US Department of Energy (DOE) released the final report from its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for a technology validation project that collected data from more than 180 fuel cell electric vehicles over six years (early 2005 through September 2011). These vehicles made more than 500,000 trips and traveled 3.6

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Germany Launches H2 Mobility Initiative to Expand Infrastructure for Refueling Hydrogen Vehicles

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The H2 Mobility launch comes one day after leading automakers signed a Letter of Understanding regarding the commercialization and series production of fuel cell electric vehicles from 2015 onward.

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Major study concludes achieving EU 2050 transport decarbonization goals will require portfolio of advanced powertrains; fuel cells, battery-electric and plug-in hybrids

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Car manufacturers: BMW AG, Daimler AG, Ford, General Motors LLC, Honda R&D, Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Nissan, Renault, Toyota Motor Corporation, Volkswagen.

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