LAS VEGAS, January 6, 2020 – Hyundai Motor Company has unveiled at CES 2020 its innovative vision for urban mobility to help vitalize human-centered future cities.
To realize the vision, Hyundai Motor showcased three mobility solutions, comprising Urban Air Mobility (UAM), Purpose Built Vehicle (PBV) and Hub, a place for mobility transfer and community activities.
Based on these mobility solutions, Hyundai aims to free future cities and people from constraints of time and space and allow them to create more value in their lives.The company will also accelerate the implementation of its brand vision ‘Progress for Humanity’ and transform itself into a ‘Smart Mobility Solution Provider’.
World premiere of ‘S-A1’, concept PAV developed jointly with Uber
Hyundai unveiled its first concept Personal Air Vehicle today, named ‘S-A1’.The concept PAV is equipped with eVTOL and designed to seat five people, including a pilot.
The PAV will be operated initially by a pilot during the early stages of commercialization and enable autonomous operation once the relevant technologies are developed.Hyundai has the manufacturing capacity and expertise required to develop and mass-produce transportation vehicles such as the PAV.The ‘S-A1’ concept PAV was developed jointly with Uber, the world’s largest mobility company.
“Hyundai is our first vehicle partner with experience of manufacturing passenger cars on a global scale. We believe Hyundai has the potential to build Uber Air vehicles at rates unseen in the current aerospace industry, producing high quality, reliable aircraft at high volumes to drive down passenger costs per trip. Combining Hyundai’s manufacturing muscle with Uber’s technology platform represents a giant leap forward for launching a vibrant air taxi network in coming years,” said Eric Allison, Head of Uber Elevate.
Hyundai plans to strengthen its partnerships with global companies like Uber and accelerate its UAM business, including developing world-class PAVs, offering fleet service and maintenance, and developing skyports.