After essentially charging itself, the vehicle automatically reparks itself in an empty spot.
Hyundai and Kia have revealed a new Automated Valet Parking System that makes it easier for electric car owners to charge and park their EVs.
The innovative feature informs the driver of the vehicle’s remaining battery charge and automatically finds wireless charging stations. When instructed, the vehicle then proceeds to drive on its own to an available charging station and charges wirelessly via magnetic induction, before navigating to another vacant parking spot so that other EVs have access to the charging station.
Once the driver is ready to go, the car autonomously returns to his / her location. Watch it in action…
Hyundai and Kia hope that their new Automated Valet Parking System will alleviate crowding at charging stations once electric cars gain prominence. But despite combining several technologies that are already under development, it isn’t expected to be ready until 2025.
Hyundai Veloster Grappler Is Ready For Off-Road Adventures
More than an off-road vehicle, it is also a “self-contained command center.”
Hyundai has transformed Veloster into a rugged all-terrain vehicle, calling its new creation the ‘Veloster Grappler’.
Slated for the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the Hyundai Veloster Grappler concept tackles the rugged outdoors with a higher ground clearance than the hatchback on which it is based, as well as steel-tube front and rear brush guards, knobby all-terrain tires, and extra LEDs for illuminating the trail.
The car’s fun factor is amplified by a custom vinyl exterior with a ghosted Hyundai-themed livery and a Borla cat-back exhaust system.
A roof-mounted Thule utility basket with a high-output lighting system from Baja Designs lets you carry more gear, while a removable solar panel from Goal Zero powers an an interior-mounted, all-electric portable power station for remote adventures.
Speaking of the interior, it is outfitted with Recaro seats, a roll cage, traction mats, the aforementioned Goal Zero portable power station, first aid and roadside kits, an oversized utility shovel, a Napier outdoor dome tent, Scosche Mounts, and Goal Zero crush lights.
The Hyundai Veloster Grappler showcases a combination of one-off customizations and accessories available for the regular Veloster.
Hyundai 45 EV Concept Pays Tribute To 1974 Pony Coupe
It foreshadows the design and technological developments of future production EVs.
Hyundai has unveiled the 45 EV Concept, an all-electric vehicle that pays tribute to the 1974 Pony Coupe Concept, the car that introduced the Korean automaker to the world.
Visually, the 45 EV concept features an attractive yet minimalistic design that blends futuristic and throwback touches inspired by the Pony. Highlights include a monocoque-style body that’s said to evoke aircraft construction from the 1920s.
Not only does the name reference 45 years since the Pony Coupe first appeared, but it is also tied to the 45-degree angles at the front and rear, forming a diamond-shape silhouette that Hyundai says previews the design direction of future production EVs.
The interior supposedly feel like a living room outfitted with new pieces of furniture, boasting rotating seats that swivel towards occupants as they open the door to improve ingress and egress. A new hidden Camera Monitoring System (CMS) serves as the side mirrors and opens the door for self driving applications.
Hyundai left out any details about the electric powertrain and how much driving range it offers, but we expect at least 400 miles (644 km).
New, 2020 Hyundai Venue Small SUV Looks Like A Winner For Hyundai
The Venue has the style, content and substance to be a big sales winner.
Unveiled at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the all-new Hyundai Venue is a small SUV that’s , offering buyers plenty of style inside and out, a comprehensive suite of safety and convenience technologies, and the everyday versatility SUVs are known for, and all at an affordable price.
The Venue comes with an all-encompassing suite of advanced safety technologies to help keep driver and passengers safe on the road. Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, and Rear Collision Cross-Traffic Warning all help to ease the anxiety of driving in heavily congested areas, while Lane Keeping Assist and a Driver Attention Warning system detect when you’re not paying attention or suffering from fatigue, helping ensure you’re alert alert and in the right lane.
The tech features extend into the Venue’s interior, which comes with an 8-inch display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 3.5” TFT instrument cluster display, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, and real-Time Traffic when you opt for the available navigation system.
Models equipped with remote-start benefit from Hyundai Blue Link integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, allowing you to remotely start the car and operate climate control functions by simply inputting your Blue Link Personal Identification Number into either app.
The Venue is powered by Hyundai’s fuel-efficient Smartstream Gamma 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. The Dual-Port Fuel Injection engine received several design changes to increase fuel efficiency, including an Integrated Thermal Management System, Maximized Thermal Efficiency, and Cooling System Optimization.
The engine can be mated to either an Intelligent Variable Transmission automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission, and Hyundai estimates a combined city / highway fuel economy of up to 33 miles per gallon in the United States.
Seeing as the Venue is an SUV, expect lots of cargo space for a car its size. Each version of the Venue comes standard with a 60/40-split flat-folding backseat that makes it easy to make room for extra luggage or that cute piece of furniture you’re trying to bring home. The cargo area floor also features two levels — one is flush with the base of the seats and the other sits at a lower position to allow you to fit taller items. A rear covering shelf keeps your valuables hidden from prying eyes.
Curious as to why Hyundai gave their latest SUV the name Venue? We asked our friends at and they said that “a venue is typically somewhere people want to be seen in” and the all-new 2020 Venue is definitely ‘the place to be’ while you’re on your way to your next destination.