Hyundai Mobis presented a new electric and autonomous vehicle during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023 in Las Vegas. The concept vehicle is adaptable to both passengers and cargo operations.
The South Korean company, as well as most major automotive players, is carrying out a strategy to become a mobility platform provider that offers integrated solutions by combining core technologies within connectivity, autonomous driving and electrification. M.VISION TO, the new purpose-built vehicle concept, is part of Hyundai Mobis’ aggressive long-term plan, said President Cho Sung-hwan.
The M.VISION TO is a mobility solution that offers scalable shapes and sizes to meet different purposes. It is a fully-electric, autonomous and connected vehicle that provides innovative freedom of movement by allowing drivers to crab walk and perform zero-turns with 90 degrees rotating wheels. These innovations make the prototype compete with advantage in the market, said Hyundai Mobis: “[M.VISION TO] supports a wide range of user-specific applications from driving in narrow downtown street or transporting cargo.”
The auto parts manufacturing unit of Hyundai Motor Group unveiled its “New Mobis” vision, declaring a leap forward as a company that provides an integrated platform centered on software. The essence of the company’s name was also redefined as: MObility Beyond Integrated Solution to emphasize the core of a future strategy based on user experience and solutions optimized for customer needs.
Software, Semiconductors Are the Key of Future Mobility Solutions
During the presentation at CES 2023, Cheon Jae-seung, Head of Future Technology Convergence Institute, Hyundai Mobis, emphasized the importance of software and semiconductors as the core competitiveness of integrated solutions. “Reliable software and semiconductor technologies are the key to the future mobility solutions that we provide,” he said.
The world’s sixth largest automotive supplier also announced it will develop an integrated autonomous driving controller scaling up to level 3 utilizing Snapdragon Ride Platforms by Qualcomm. Hyundai Mobis has been developing an independent autonomous driving software platform for both global and South Korean automakers.
Hyundai Mobis is currently developing a software in which the autonomous driving controller is the key component for implementing all levels of autonomous driving, including level 3 or higher. The software will be developed by 1H23 and the company expects more orders from global automakers for autonomous driving and Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS).
In Mexico, Hyundai Mobis operates in Nuevo Leon, manufacturing and distributing automotive control instruments, such as break, steering, lamp, sensor and sound systems, among other products, serving Hyundai and Kia local plants in addition to global customers.