• Hyundai partners with WaiveCar for free, ad-supported EV car sharing

    Hyundai partners with WaiveCar for free, ad-supported EV car sharing

    Every automaker seems to be partnering up for car sharing, and Hyundai is no exception. The carmaker is teaming up with WaiveCar, a startup offering ad-supported car sharing with a pilot program currently operating in Santa Monica. The team-up will see Hyundai’s first EV, the IONIQ, incorporated into WaiveCar’s fleet, beginning in LA. Hyundai is offering the IONIQ to WaiveCar users… Read More

  • Hyundai looks to increase collaboration with Google

    Hyundai looks to increase collaboration with Google

    The self-driving car market is set to get very big, very fast, on the back of efforts by the likes of Ford, GM and other major car makers. Hyundai is not a company often included in the list of OEMs at the cutting edge of autonomous tech, and the South Korean company could use some friends to help it keep pace with the development of autonomous driving tech. Hyundai is in discussions with… Read More

  • Auto manufacturers need stable startup partners

    Auto manufacturers need stable startup partners

    TU-Automotive, which analyzes the future of the connected, autonomous car, recently hosted a webinar focused on the relationship between automotive manufacturers and startups. SK Kim, venture capitalist and manager at Hyundai Ventures, and Liz Kerton, executive director of the Autotech Council, laid out the challenges of mashing together a century-old industry with nimble new companies. As… Read More

  • Chevrolet To Offer CarPlay And Android Auto In 14 Models Starting This Summer

    Chevrolet To Offer CarPlay And Android Auto In 14 Models Starting This Summer

    It’s about time. Chevy is going to start offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across its vehicle line. The rollout will start in a few weeks and eventually hit 14 Chevy models. Apple and Google announced these systems in early 2014 and have since signed on most automakers. Chevy joins just Hyundai in providing a launch timetable, though. Owners of 2016 Hyundai Sonata can visit dealers… Read More

  • Google Maps And Places Are Coming To Hyundai’s And Kia’s Telematics Platforms

    Google Maps And Places Are Coming To Hyundai’s And Kia’s Telematics Platforms

    Google just announced that the Hyundai Motor Company, the corporation behind the Hyundai and Kia car brands, will integrate Google Maps and Places into its telematics systems. Both Hyundai’s Blue Link and Kia’s second-generation UVO eServices will soon give drivers access to Google Maps and Google Places. Read More

  • Hyundai's Blue2 Fuel Cell Concept Is What A Future Car Should Be

    Hyundai plans to reveal their rather fetching Blue2 (pronounced “Blue square”) hydrogen fuel cell concept later this week at the Seoul Motor Show. We haven’t been seeing many hydrogen-powered cars lately — most of the ongoing eco-craze involves electric cars. Nonetheless, hydrogen-powered cars are considered to be the industry’s endgame, and the… Read More

  • Review: 2011 Hyundai Equus Ultimate

    This last week we spent time enjoying the ultimate in Korean luxury that is the Hyundai Equus. We weren’t too impressed with early photos but upon first sight, in person, those impressions were immediately discharged. The Equus looks boss, like Kkangpae boss, with a stance on the road so sexy that watchers-on know someone important is in the back. This is the first attempt from a… Read More

  • The Technology Behind The Hyundai Equus Is Impressive

    As we move into the next decade, there will be a push for more electronics in our cars. We humans can’t get enough of this thing called constant contact. It doesn’t even have to be with another human; just playing on smartphone apps is enough to lull that endless depression that comes from living in the overstimulation zoo that is modern society. Consumers want technology that… Read More

  • A Week In The High-Tech Hyundai Equus Super Sedan

    The Hyundai Equus, pronounced Eh-cuus, is Hyundai’s flagship luxury sedan in South Korea—so popular among the upper-class, that the South Korean President has one. Continuing off the car maker’s recent successes in the states, Hyundai is bringing the Equus here to enjoy sales from the already-brimming full-size luxury segment. This is the first Korean car to compete… Read More

  • Hyundai goes nuts with OLED screens

    Hyundai? Pretty please bring OLED screens to the automotive world. It doesn’t have to be as futuristic as the dashboard in the Blue-Will concept car, but OLEDs are just so nice. Ford is already using LCD screens in its latest hybrids, but why not up the game a bit, and do something radical? Please? Read More