Thursday, July 18, 2024

Hyundai to Showcase its ‘Flying Car’ Concept at CES 2020

Hyundai is one of the brands that is rapidly transforming from a traditional car manufacturer into a provider of future mobility solutions that are needed in increasingly overcrowded cities. The company already announced in October the establishment of the ‘Urban Air Mobility’ (UAM) division, which deals with passenger transport by air. And now, the South Korean automaker announced that its Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) will be on display at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas at the beginning of January.

The ‘flying car’ concept vehicle is more or less a cross between a helicopter and a flying car, as can be seen on the ‘teaser image’ below. The use of airspace aims to reduce congestion on roads and provide travelers with a better quality of life.

Hyundai Personal Air Vehicle and Purpose Built Vehicle

Hyundai will also present its Purpose Built Vehicle (PBV) during the CES on January 6. This PBV is a concept for a vehicle with autonomous driving technology and unlimited possibilities that go beyond functionality for a means of transport. Just like the PAV mentioned above, the PBV should also make commuting easier. More details of this PBV will be announced at CES.

These two future mobility solutions will come together at a Hub that is yet to be developed. This Hub is a take-off/Landing point for PAVs and arrival/departure point for PBVs. The Hub will also serve as a meeting place in cities for various common activities.

Hyundai ambitions until 2025

Hyundai has already set the bar very high in the short term when it comes to the coming years. Hyundai has indicated that it wants to be at the forefront of electrification by selling 670,000 electric vehicles by 2025 – of which 560,000 are BEV and 110,000 are fuel cell vehicles – on an annual basis. In 2025, Hyundai hopes to become one of the three largest manufacturers of battery-electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles.

More about these Hyundai mobility solutions will be presented on January 6, 2020, during the 2020 edition of the CES in Las Vegas.