Hyundai Mobis introduced the M.VISION X and the M.VISION POP urban shared mobility concept cars with the Level 4 self-driving automation technology for post COVID-19 era.
“We worked hard to sublimate the changes in life people have had to cope with in the post-Covid 19 era with new mobility technologies,” said Vice President Cheon Jae-seung, head of the Fundamental and Advanced Lab of Hyundai Mobis. “The new mobility platform, as presented by Hyundai Mobis, contains the spirit of technical exploration, which also enables people to share their thoughts and feel the joy of everyday life.”
The first model called M.Vision X is purpose-based 4-seater mobility. It offers a personalized experience focused on a specific interpretation of interior space. X in M.Vision X means the expansion of communication (eXpansion), connected experience (eXperience), and expedition into a new space (eXpedition).
All the vehicle windows can be transformed into LCD displays, allowing you to watch sports, entertainment or transform the entire vehicle into a disco, according to the video below.
Personalized control of the displays in M.Vision X is also possible. Some passengers may use the display as a transparent window and enjoy the outside scenery, while others may use it as a screen to watch a movie. It is also possible to change the indoor seats according to their purpose so that they can be used both ways.
M.Vision X’s main approach is the vertically oriented cockpit, which appears like a square pillar. A 28-inch panel is projected on either side of the integrated central cockpit. This integrated central cockpit interacts with passengers through the gesture recognition functions in a contact-free way. As a result, all driving functions such as the autonomous driving mode, AI speakers and infotainment can be controlled by the passenger. The sterilization feature also exists that uses UV lighting to sterilize the vehicle automatically as soon as passengers exit the car. This new technology is also a feature of M.Vision X.
Meanwhile, the M.VISION POP is the exceptionally small electric mobility concept, developed under the theme of ‘TECH JOY.’ The focus was placed on giving users ‘pleasure’ through a convergence of the latest technologies of Hyundai Mobis.
The core solution of M.Vision POP is ‘PHOBILITY.’ It is a compound word of Phone and Mobility. It means that your smartphone could be embedded in the steering wheel and “become the cockpit of the automobile itself.”
The smartphone navigation screen interfaces with the front display of the vehicle, and the user recognition or voice recognition function can be used as well. It is also possible to use smartphone sensors for wireless steering of the automobile.
As M.Vision POP has the e-Corner module, each the four wheels of the vehicle can be rotated up to 180º. As a result, crab driving, i.e. the vehicle moving from side to side like a crab, or even 360º rotation, is possible. If this technology is used, parallel parking will become easier, too. The e-Corner module is a next-generation technology that integrates the driving, braking, steering, suspension system in each wheel of the vehicle.