Hyundai’s new gas cell car has the corporate’s newest driver-assistance tech.
Hyundai, which leapfrogged rivals Honda and Toyota in providing a hydrogen-powered car to the American public in 2014, is prepared for an additional leap: a next-generation gas cell car to be launched and recognized by identify at the moment, Jan. eight, at CES in Las Vegas.
Once more, the automaker will use a crossover because the host for its gas cell know-how, however this time, it rides on a purpose-built platform, departing from the modified Tucson that was Hyundai’s first gas cell showcase.
Hyundai stated final week that the gas cell car will function its newest driver-assistance know-how. It should even be the following take a look at car for superior autonomous-driving programs being developed below a brand new partnership with Aurora, a Silicon Valley self-driving know-how firm led by Chris Urmson, who was a part of Google’s self-driving automobile venture till 2016. Hyundai stated the gas cell system is well-suited to delivering dependable energy for the banks of sensors and processors wanted for autonomous operation.
The crossover, which has been noticed throughout testing on public roads, is predicted to go on sale within the U.S. this yr. It should be a part of a slew of eight new or redesigned crossovers Hyundai has deliberate for the U.S. by 2020 and complement Hyundai’s Ioniq line of electrified automobiles, which features a gasoline-electric hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and a battery electrical car.
Different fashions embrace the brand new Kona subcompact crossover and an all-electric Kona, a yet-to-be introduced A-segment mannequin slotted beneath the Kona and a bigger, eight-passenger mannequin to switch the present Santa Fe.
The U.S. gas cell car market is basically confined to California, which has the overwhelming majority of the nation’s public hydrogen filling stations.