Hyundai has unveiled its vision for a future of air-based mobility.
Shown at Las Vegas tech show CES 2020, the concept comes as the manufacturer accelerates its transition into a Smart Mobility Solution Provider.
The vision displayed consists of three mobility solutions – the first of which, named Urban Air Mobility (UAM), looks at ‘utilising air space to drastically reduce transit time’.
This VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft wouldn’t require a runway, therefore, negating the need for ones to be built for it.
A Purpose Built Vehicle (PBV), an eco-friendly urban vehicle which has been co-developed with ride-hailing service Uber, would work alongside a UAM and what Hyundai is calling the ‘Hub’.
The latter element acts as something of a train or bus station for the firm’s flying vehicles and new ground transportation.
Euisun Chung, executive vice chairman of Hyundai Motor Group, said: “For our smart mobility solutions, we considered what truly matters in people’s lives. UAM, PBV, and Hub will revitalise cities by removing urban boundaries, giving people time to pursue their goals, and creating a diverse community.
“Our goal is to help build dynamic human-centred future cities and continue our legacy of progress for humanity. CES 2020 is just the start and we will continue to realise this vision.”
January 7, 2020