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. Working closely with industry leaders around the world will help us develop fully self-driving vehicles that are safe and innovative for our customers.

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Kia brings e-Soul to Europe, upgrades Niro hybrid and PHEV

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Kia used the Geneva International Motor Show as the platform to introduce the battery-electric e-Soul to Europe, as well as to reveal new upgrades to the Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid. Every Kia vehicle on show in Geneva employs the brand’s mild-hybrid, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric vehicle technology. Electrification is a key element of Kia’s European and global growth strategy, with one in eight Kia cars sold in Europe today featuring an electrified powertrain.

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Hyundai Motor Group introduces industry-first smartphone-based EV performance control technology; blockchain

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Hyundai Motor Group has developed smartphone-EV pairing-based performance adjustment technology which allows users to customize primary functions through a smartphone application—an industry-first innovation.

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Hyundai-Kia: eight electric cars by 2022, dedicated EV platform

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It's long been said in the auto industry that Hyundai-Kia is the only competitor that truly scares industry colossus Toyota. Thirty years ago, the Korean company was a bit player, producing designs adapted from obsolete Mitsubishi technology. Today it's a major global player, reacting fast to market swings—and its goal is to be second only. South Korea Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Kia begins export production of Kia Soul EV; initial production planned to hit 5,000 units

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Kia Motors has begun volume production of its new all-electric Kia Soul EV ( earlier post ) for export sales at its Kia’s Gwangju facility in Korea.

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Kia outlines 5-year plan for more green vehicles; Optima PHEV, Niro hybrid, FCV; $10.2B investment

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Kia Motors outlined its mid- to long-term plans for the development of a greatly increased range of environmentally friendly vehicles, with the goal of becoming a leader in the low-emissions car market by 2020. The new investment by Hyundai Motor Group, Kia’s parent company, totals 11.3

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KIA prices 2015 Soul EV starting at $33,700

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Kia Motors America (KMA) announced pricing for the all-electric version of the Kia Soul. The Soul EV has also been honored with an industry-first automotive environmental validation by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) for its innovative use of bio-based materials.

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Kia models to receive carbon footprint certificate

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The new Kia K7 saloon car, which will be exported as the Cadenza, has received a carbon footprint certificate from the Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute. The Kia Cadenza will emit an estimated 29.5tons of [.]. Tags: Green cars Kia Latest news carbon footprint certificate Kia Cadenza Kia K7 Kia models Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute How do you know if a vehicle is environmentally friendly?

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Kia introduces two e-bike prototypes at Geneva

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Kia unveiled two prototype electric bikes today at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show—70 years on from the vehicle manufacturer’s inception as Korea’s first mass producer of bicycles and coinciding with the European debut of the firm’s first globally-available electric vehicle:the Soul EV.

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Hyundai And Kia MPG Mistakes 'Betrayed' Buyers, Honda Exec Says

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Hyundai and Kia's recent EPA mileage overstating scandal has attracted sharp criticism from one top Honda Motor Co. Mendel told industry representatives during the Automotive News World executive. John Mendel, executive vice president of Honda's U.S. car sales, feels the Korean duo betrayed the trust of customers under competitive pressure.

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Kia introduces 2018 Niro PHEV crossover to US at Los Angeles Show

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Kia introduced the 2018 Niro Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) ( earlier post ) to the US market at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Extensive use of hot-stamped steel components and industrial joint adhesive aims to increase torsional rigidity and improve structural integrity.

Hyundai and Kia license Paice’s hybrid vehicle technology, ending litigation

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and Kia Motors Corp. Paice has now licensed all or part of its hybrid vehicle technology portfolio to Toyota, Hyundai/Kia, and Ford. The confidential licensing agreement with Hyundai and Kia brings an end to all litigation between the companies. Paice and the Abell Foundation, a Baltimore-based non-profit organization that invested in Paice, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Hyundai and Kia in US District Court in 2012.

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Kias Cadenza Sedan Gets A Carbon Footprint Certificate; All Future Kia Models To Follow Suit

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Kia has announced that its new K7 sedan, which will be exported as the Cadenza, has received its carbon footprint certificate from the Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute ( KEITI ). Kia plans to develop carbon footprint labels for all future vehicles.

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UCS analysis finds Hyundai-Kia with best sales-weighted new vehicle environmental performance in US in 2013

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In its sixth sales-weighted analysis of emissions from 8 major automakers’ 2013 model year vehicles, the Union of Concerned Scientists’ (UCS) latest Automaker Rankings report found that Hyundai-Kia unseated Honda as the “Greenest Automaker.” Click to enlarge.

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2018 Kia Soul EV gets bigger battery, range boost from 93 to 111 miles

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Then in the third or fourth year, it gets what the industry calls a "mid-cycle refresh": some updated sheetmetal, perhaps a redesigned dashboard, and other more visible. Updates to conventional cars come in a predictable pattern. Once a new model is launched, it gets only minor tweaks to features, prices, and paint colors for two or three years.

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Kia introduces 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle, Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-in Hybrid at Chicago

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Kia unveiled three major hybrid offerings at the Chicago Auto Show: the 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle; the new Optima Hybrid; and the new Optima Plug-in Hybrid. Consequently, deceleration feels more consistent and linear than other hybrids, according to Kia.

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DiDi partners with SoftBank in Japan for platform services for taxi industry, launches open new energy car-sharing platform

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have established a partnership to provide platform services for the taxi industry. DiDi hopes to leverage on its AI strengths and national network to empower the entire automotive industry chain. Didi Chuxing, the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, and SoftBank Corp.

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Kia Motors integrating Google Maps into 2nd-generation UVO eServices telematics system

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Kia Motors America (KMA) will work with Google to provide content and search-based solutions enabled by Application Program Interfaces (APIs) for the second-generation of the automaker’s UVO (“Your Voice”) eServices telematics system, introduced in November 2012 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new Google-powered UVO system will serve Kia owners whether they are in their cars or away from them.

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Silly Little Electric Cars Doing Damage To The Industry?

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Hiding behind the shiny stands of Kia and Smart and sitting in what looked like a poorly-carpeted entrance foyer, a collection of electric motoring misfits vied for the attention of anyone unfortunate enough to stray too close. Tucked away in a little corner just off Hall 6 at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, something weird and frightening lurked.

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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 signs MOU to build third plant in China; 70% increase in capacity and a push to maintain market share

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Kia Motors Corporation plans to build a third manufacturing plant in China in order to meet increasing local demand and to maintain its positive sales momentum in the market. Upon completion of the new Dongfeng Yueda Kia Plant 3—with a capacity of 300,000 units annually—Kia will have increased its production capacity in China by some 70% from the current 430,000 units at its existing two plants to a total of 730,000 units per year.

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Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell prototype drives itself 118 miles without human input

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As it does in every other aspect of the auto industry, Korean carmaker Hyundai-Kia has set itself an aggressive goal and a fast pace for rollout of self-driving vehicles. The Korean carmaker has said it would offer a vehicle capable of Level 4 autonomy—meaning a car that can operate without human input, but only for certain road types. hydrogen Prototype Autonomous cars hydrogen fuel cell self-driving cars

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Industry experts have their say on scrappage plans

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Alistair Darling’s 2009 Budget, which announced the introduction of a £2,000 scrappage incentive scheme in the UK, has been met with mixed reviews from industry experts. According to Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMIF) chairman Paul Williams, the announcement could offer a significant boost to new car sales. However, other industry analysts are less than convinced about the scheme’s merits.

More EPA Gas-Mileage Rating 'Adjustments' To Come In New Year?

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First Hyundai and Kia cut fuel-economy ratings on a dozen models, then Ford on the C-Max. Industry sources have quietly been discussing in recent weeks that more adjustments to EPA gas-mileage ratings could be coming in the New Year. Then, Ford cut ratings on the C-Max again, along with those of five more models. Are there more to come? DON''T

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Scrappage Scheme bites in the UK

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in June, however private individual registrations actually increased by approx 4% giving a much needed boost to several carmakers such as Ford, Kia, and Hyundai that have all experienced a growth in new car sales through June. “We

Hyundai Motor Group invests $300M in India’s largest mobility service provider Ola

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Hyundai Motor Group and India-based Ola—one of the world’s largest ride-hailing platforms— announced a strategic partnership under which Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation will make their biggest combined investment to date, as part the Group’s continued efforts to become a Smart Mobility Solutions Provider. Hyundai and Kia will invest a total of US$300 million in Ola.

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2012 SUV Market Update

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For example, a United Kingdom vacation industry organization estimates that in 2012 there will be a 25 percent increase in the number of Brits who take a vacation in our near the city where they live. One industry expert quoted in that article summed up the situation.

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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. 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. Hyundai Autron is a research and development company specializing in electronic control software and automotive semiconductors.

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New California program to make clean cars affordable for lower-income residents

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The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. To date, Beneficial State Foundation has already received more than 900 applications and awarded 24 grants for cars ranging from a 2018 Nissan Leaf to a 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid.

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Hybrid SUV Future? Beyond 2011

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Although only available in Japan, industry experts expect a version will soon come to the US. With several mediocre models already in production, Kia has quietly perfected the Ray, its big weapon in the hybrid slug fest. Despite Setbacks, Hybrid Future Looks Bright.

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JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

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Many carmakers felt the effects of trade tensions between the world’s biggest economies, political changes in key markets, and new threats to the status quo of the industry. Last year could be considered as the beginning of a new era for the automotive industry.

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2012 SUV Market Update

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For example, a United Kingdom vacation industry organization estimates that in 2012 there will be a 25 percent increase in the number of Brits who take a vacation in our near the city where they live. One industry expert quoted in that article summed up the situation.

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Diesel new vehicle market share in Europe in February dropped to 39.5%; SUVs still driving growth

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This suggests that future growth for the industry could be dependent on fewer European countries than previously. However, 13 of Europe’s 27 markets posted declines in February, so future growth for the industry could become dependent on a select few markets.

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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. will be identifying and providing R&D needs of the automotive industry; providing feedback and evaluation technology concepts; consulting with ORNL on R&D topics related to the industry; and developing potential Hyundai-sponsored projects to be carried out under separate, legally binding agreements.

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Hyundai Motor Group to invest €80M in Rimac; collaborating on high-performance EV and FCEV prototypes by 2020

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Under the new partnership, Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation will each invest €64 million and €16 million, respectively, for a total combined investment of €80 million in Rimac. The next challenge ahead is to grow from a low-volume manufacturer of complex high-end electrification components, to an established Tier-1 supplier for the industry.

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Report: Hyundai launching new brand of electrified vehicles in January: hybrid first, then PHEV and EV

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Hyundai Motor Group vice chairman Chung Eui-sun earlier this year declared the PHEV as the answer to the future survival of the company and the industry. Hyundai’s sister brand Kia Motors is also gearing up to realize a hybrid-only model, the “DE.”. The Korea Times reports that Korea-based Hyundai Motor will launch its new brand of electric vehicles scheduled for January.

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

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lies in its new high-performance runtime framework: the Apollo Cyber RT framework—the industry’s first open source autonomous driving framework compatible with the development of production-grade autonomous driving systems. Baidu, Inc.

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Quanergy Systems to introduce solid-state LiDAR in 2016

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Quanergy was chosen because of its potential to shape the future of the automotive industry and make cars safer, more accessible and more exciting. The company has partnerships with Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai-Kia and Renault-Nissan along with other companies in the automotive industry. Quanergy Systems, Inc.

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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 affiliates—Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors and Hyundai Mobis—will collectively contribute US$1.6 Aptiv is a global technology company with an industry-leading portfolio of advanced mobility solutions that includes perception systems, software algorithms, compute platforms, and data and power distribution.

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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. The Group plans to further advance the fuel-cell system used in NEXO models to upgrade and diversify its fuel-cell system lineup, so it can respond to demands from various industry sectors.

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Adamas: average EV sold in 2019 H1 contained 52% more LCE than the average EV sold a year prior

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Over the same period, nickel deployment in BEVs increased 119% year-over-year to 20,600 tonnes in 2019 H1 on the back of the industry’s ongoing shift to higher-nickel cathode chemistries, while nickel deployment in PHEV and HEV batteries increased a mere 8% and 13%, respectively, versus 2018 H1 due to weak sales-growth. Meanwhile, LG Chem continues making solid headway in the BEV market through supply agreements with Renault, Hyundai-Kia, Chevrolet and China’s Changan, among others.

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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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BorgWarner supplies transmission components for Hyundai’s new 8-speed automatic transmission

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The transmission will drive the recently launched 4.6-liter Hyundai Equus, Hyundai Genesis and Kia Mohave as well as the 3.8-liter Hyundai Genesis for the domestic Korean market. BorgWarner friction systems are designed to provide industry-leading friction and efficiency characteristics for a wide range of clutch applications, including the most demanding, high-energy applications.

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