Hyundai and Kia’s Uni Wheel Drives a Revolution in EV Design

Hyundai and Kia's Uni Wheel Drives
Hyundai and Kia’s Uni Wheel Drive

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation unveiled the groundbreaking ‘Universal Wheel Drive System,’ known as ‘Uni Wheel,’ at the ‘Uni Wheel Tech Day’ in Seoul, Korea. This innovative vehicle drive system is poised to revolutionize the design of future mobility devices.

Uni Wheel is a functionally integrated wheel drive system that enhances space utilization inside an electric vehicle (EV) by cleverly relocating the main drive system components within the wheel hub. This has led to the creation of an entirely new structure for the drive system.

Hyundai and Kia’s Uni Wheel Drives

In traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, power transmission involves complex mechanisms such as drive shafts and constant velocity (CV) joints. Uni Wheel, designed for EVs, introduces new possibilities by moving the EV’s reduction gear inside the wheel hub, placing a compact individual motor near each wheel, and thereby reducing the length of drive shafts.

The system not only optimizes interior space, offering a flat-floor configuration, but also opens avenues for various applications, including Purpose Built Vehicles (PBVs).

“We are thrilled to showcase innovative ideas that could reshape the future of mobility,” said Jongsool Park, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Technology Development of Hyundai Motor Group. “Our goal is to perfect this technology to provide customers with a completely new and transformative mobility experience.”

Advancements in electrification, autonomous driving, and connectivity technologies have shifted the focus towards maximizing space utilization in future vehicle architectures, enhancing customer value and user experiences.

Uni Wheel employs a unique planetary gear configuration, transmitting power from the motor to the wheel through a series of gears. Its multi-link mechanism allows for a wide range of suspension articulation, ensuring efficient power transmission and ride comfort regardless of wheel movement.

Hyundai and Kia’s Uni Wheel Drives

Unlike conventional drive systems, Uni Wheel maintains high efficiency and durability even over bumpy surfaces, providing consistent performance. Combined with electronic air suspension, the system allows for ride height adjustments based on driving conditions, enhancing stability.

Uni Wheel’s innovative design contributes to more efficient use of interior space, offering additional cargo room without compromising performance. This breakthrough also has the potential to redefine seating arrangements in the era of fully autonomous driving.

The concept significantly minimizes the impact on passenger space caused by traditional EV battery placements, thus increasing passenger comfort. This feature is especially beneficial for PBVs that require a low, flat-floor design to maximize interior space.

Uni Wheel is versatile, adaptable to various EV types, including regular passenger and high-performance EVs. Its flexibility extends beyond vehicles, as it can be applied to wheelchairs, bicycles, and delivery robots. With the ability to accommodate wheel sizes ranging from 4 inches to 25 inches or more, Uni Wheel offers a dynamic solution for different mobility needs.

Hyundai Motor and Kia are actively testing Uni Wheel to ensure stability, efficiency, and durability. Ongoing efforts include adjusting the reduction gear ratio and upgrading lubrication and cooling systems to enhance efficiency.

The companies have already applied for and registered eight patents related to Uni Wheel in South Korea, the United States, and Europe, emphasizing their commitment to advancing innovative mobility solutions.

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XCIENT, Hyundai’s Hydrogen Powered Truck, Hitting the Road in California

Hyundai’s XCIENT Fuel Cell
Hyundai’s XCIENT Fuel Cell
Hyundai’s XCIENT Fuel Cell

Hyundai Motor Company today declared its arrangement to send the organization’s most recent hydrogen energy component electric uncompromising trucks in California, for two openly financed activities to further develop the air quality in the area. The demo trucks that Hyundai will bring into the United States are created dependent on XCIENT Fuel Cell, the world’s first mass-delivered, rock solid truck controlled by hydrogen.

Appearing last year in Switzerland, XCIENT Fuel Cell has demonstrated its business suitability through more than 1,000,000 kilometers of driving in true conditions. The U.S. model gives a most extreme traveling scope of 500 miles, or around 800 kilometers.

Hyundai will use experiences acquired from these public ventures to foster it’s zero-discharge business armada business in the U.S. furthermore, build up neighborhood associations across the worth chain.

Conveying 30 XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks in northern California by mid 2023

Hyundai Motor cooperated with public and private accomplices in the U.S. to work 30 units of Class 8 XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks, beginning from the second quarter of 2023. This will be the biggest business organization of Class 8 hydrogen-controlled power device trucks in the U.S.

A consortium drove by the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) and Hyundai Motor as of late won $22 million in awards from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) and $7 million in extra awards from the Alameda County Transportation Commission and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District on the side of this venture.

Hyundai’s NorCAL ZERO undertaking, otherwise called Zero-Emission Regional Truck Operations with Fuel Cell Electric Trucks, will convey 30 units of Class 8 XCIENT Fuel Cell, with a 6×4 drive hub setup, to northern California continuously quarter of 2023. Glovis America, a coordinations specialist organization, will be the armada administrator of these trucks. Macquarie’s Specialized and Asset Finance business, part of its Commodities and Global Markets division, will fund the trucks through a rent to the administrator.

“We are glad to subsidize this trademark arrangement of 30 hydrogen power module electric trucks and further develop the air quality in Northern California,” said Hannon Rasool, Deputy Director of Fuels and Transportation Division at the California Energy Commission. “These speculations will uphold zero-discharge trucks and framework advancement and sending as a feature of the US market environment. Public and private task accomplices have met up to move forward in decarbonizing cargo and merchandise development, as a feature of CARB and CEC’s spotless air drives.”

The consortium additionally plans to build up a high-limit hydrogen refueling station in Oakland, California that will actually want to help upwards of 50 trucks with a normal fill of 30 kilograms.

year test case program with armada accomplice to work two XCIENT Fuel Cell

Hyundai Motor was likewise granted a $500,000 award from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) to exhibit in Southern California two Class 8 XCIENT Fuel Cell rock solid trucks. Generally financed by the U.S. Ecological Protection Agency (EPA), the venture adds to the fulfillment of clean air norms in the South Coast Air Basin by lessening emanations from diesel trucks.

Hyundai Motor and its armada accomplice intend to start working these trucks in August. They will be utilized for long stretch cargo activities between stockrooms in southern California for a year time span. Hyundai will likewise work with the market chief in hydrogen refueling stations in California, First Element Fuel (FEF), to use three hydrogen refueling stations in the district to refuel the trucks.

“We anticipate seeing this significant power device project from Hyundai become animated,” said Ben J. Benoit, South Coast AQMD’s Governing Board seat. “The improvement of long stretch zero-emanation truck innovation is critical to decreasing discharges that will give quick advantages to our air and our networks.”

Hyundai Motor had the option to acquire the help of California financing offices and neighborhood networks to show its hydrogen energy component substantial business vehicles, in huge part because of the XCIENT Fuel Cell truck’s demonstrated history in Europe. In 2020, Hyundai declared its arrangement to convey 1,600 XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks to Europe by 2025. The initial 46 units were conveyed to Switzerland last year, and they have aggregately determined more than 1,000,000 kilometers, or around 620,000 miles, in 11 months of administration. During that time, the armada has decreased CO2 emanations by an expected 630 tons, contrasted with diesel-fueled vehicles.

The Class 8 XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks that Hyundai will send in California will have a most extreme traveling scope of 500 miles, in light of the fact that the hydrogen will be put away in more prominent amount on the vehicle in tanks appraised at 700 bar, or around 10,000 psi, of pressing factor. The most extreme gross mix weight of Class 8 XCIENT Fuel Cell truck will be in excess of 37 tons, or around 82,000 lbs.

In view of the experience accumulated from the underlying exhibitions, Hyundai will speed up its push to formally dispatch its zero-emanation business trucks in North America. Hyundai is as of now in converses with various coordinations and business organizations that are keen on utilizing hydrogen innovation for their cargo conveyance and drayage administrations in the U.S. In the long haul, Hyundai will endeavor to set up hydrogen esteem chains with neighborhood accomplices by presenting assorted business vehicle setups fueled by hydrogen.


Hyundai Motor’s Elantra N Delivers Highest Level of N Performance

Hyundai Motor’s Elantra N Debuts, Delivers High Performance
Hyundai Motor’s Elantra N Debuts, Delivers High Performance
Hyundai Motor’s Elantra N Debuts, Delivers High Performance

Hyundai Motor Company’s superior N brand today divulged its Elantra N (sold as Avante N in Korea) in an advanced world debut ( The hot vehicle finishes the N brand setup of ‘regular games vehicles.’

Elantra N is a superior variation of the All New Elantra, delivered in April 2020. It adds solid, powerful driving ability and forceful plan components on top of the energetic standard model.

In a video delivered today, Hyundai Motor’s N image gives subtleties of more than 40 N components applied to Elantra N through a tale about a kid experiencing passionate feelings for vehicles, and outwardly uncovers the greatness of this regular games vehicle, which has been tuned exactly to improve driving execution.

Toward the finish of the video, N brand prods that it will partake in another perseverance race with a vehicle that consolidates a hydrogen energy component and an electric battery.

“Blending hydrogen and battery force could open up exceptionally intriguing future choices for Hyundai with regards to motorsports and past,” said Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President and Head of Customer Experience Division at Hyundai Motor Company. “Hydrogen can be utilized as a reach extender or a force promoter. We have the innovation accessible and I am very sure that we will get this going.”

First elite N car takes driving aficionados from road to circuit

Elantra N is controlled by a 2.0-liter super level force motor with a 52-mm turbine wheel, which is 5 mm bigger in width than previously, and a 12.5-mm2 turbine section with a space expanded by 2.5 mm2. These upgrades, alongside the advancement of the shape and material of the chamber lock, work on both the exhibition and sturdiness of the motor. Accordingly, the level force innovation keeps up with the most extreme yield from around 5,500 rpm for lively speed increase.

Elantra N’s level force motor is mated with a 8-speed wet double grasp transmission (DCT), conveying greatest yield of 280 pull (ps) and most extreme force of 40 kgf·m. With N Grin Shift (NGS), the lift pressure increments, briefly upgrading yield up to 290 ps. Subsequently, Elantra N accomplishes a maximum velocity of 250 km/h and runs 0-100 km/h in 5.3 seconds.

Elantra N’s energetic exhibition is additionally upheld by N Corner Carving Differential (e-LSD, electronic Limited Slip Differential), Variable Exhaust Valve System and Launch Control—which are all particular, elite highlights that are applied as standard. For DCT models, N Grin Shift (NGS), N Power Shift (NPS) and N Track Sense Shift (NTS) are given as standard highlights to expand driving joy.

To sparkle in the corners, Elantra N gives hearty slowing down execution. The 360-mm brake circles are furnished with high-rubbing material cushions to guarantee top tier slowing down execution for elite vehicles. Moreover, a cooling opening is applied to the residue cover alongside a brake air guide design to further develop cooling effectiveness and the region is additionally streamlined to vent heat from slowing down erosion. Consideration has been paid to everything about that reliable slowing down power can be kept up with even in cruel driving conditions.

In Elantra N, there are highlights carried out without precedent for a N model that likewise stick out.

Out of the blue in a Hyundai, Elantra N applies an incorporated drive hub (IDA), roused by innovation utilized in WRC rally vehicles. By coordinating drive shaft, wheel center point and bearing, weight decrease of 1.7 kg empowers a ‘lighter and more grounded’ vehicle. This is likewise valuable as far as withstanding outrageous sidelong g-power.

By incorporating the admission pipe and air cleaner in the admission compartment, Elantra N’s motor reaction is honed while the admission framework’s weight is decreased, and pull pressure diminished by around 10% or more. The state of the powertrain mount is upgraded to further develop mix of development between the powertrain and the body while driving and increment taking care of responsiveness.

Moreover, Hyundai Motor applied interestingly a double compound cover to the front suspension. This, along with the double compound following arm shrubbery accomplishes ideal execution in ride and taking care of just as clamor, vibration and brutality (NVH) by isolating front/back and left/right attributes.

Elantra N applies four-point swagger rings and back hardened bars to fortify body inflexibility. Force criticism R-MDPS is applied to give a predictable guiding feel in any event, when the outer climate changes, like temperature.

These superior advancements created through N have been applied to general mass-delivered vehicles and are relied upon to prompt improvement in the general execution of the item arrangement later on.

Elantra N adds an exceptional element for driving joy. N Sound Equalizer (NSE) is a virtual motor sound that not just gives driving sounds that address Hyundai Motorsports, for example, TCR race vehicle sounds, yet in addition has an equalizer work that permits the driver to change subtleties for each reach (cry, throat, bass), with thought for individual inclination. This permits the driver to hear a more reasonable and dynamic motor sound while driving.

What’s more, the variable exhaust valve framework, which conveys N’s particular ‘popcorn’ and ‘bang’ sounds, presently utilizes a straight control strategy to diminish the flourishing sound during sitting while at the same time keeping up with the unmistakable N exhaust note for the driver’s pleasure.

Ultimately, Elantra N is the principal N vehicle to utilize 245-size Michelin PS4S tires on 19-inch wheels on the side of dynamic driving execution.

Elite N-just infotainment framework gives new circuit driving experience

Elantra N’s high level infotainment framework is furnished with a realistic interface committed to N, so driving devotees can instinctively partake in the vehicle’s dynamic exhibition.

Data required for superior circuit driving, like oil and coolant temperatures, force and super pressing factor, which are hard to check in many vehicles, is shown in numbers on the group so the driver can feel more drew in with Elantra N’s presentation.

Also, the lap clock, an elite committed infotainment work, gauges the time it takes to drive a lap on the course and the ‘N Track Map’ records the driver’s area and development on the circuit continuously. This permits the driver to record their exhibition without the requirement for extra particular gear and assists them with investigating and develop their presentation.

In Korea, Hyundai Motor likewise is delivering the ‘Hyundai N’ application for superior N clients. The application permits clients who join the Bluelink (associated vehicle administration) to helpfully peruse the elite infotainment elements of the Elantra N on close to home cell phones and tablets. By giving investigation capacities dependent on G-Force, RPM, force yield and lap time, it assists drivers with working on their driving abilities in a simple, fun way.

Hyundai Motor intends to extend the capacity of the Hyundai N application so it tends to be utilized not just by clients who buy Elantra N with Bluelink, yet in addition by clients who have a current N vehicle.

What’s more, it is normal that more clients with elite N models will actually want to appreciate course driving as though it were a game by applying a positioning framework for each circuit in Korea that permits correlation of a N client’s records with those of others.

Solid, unique driving reasonableness fits with lively person

Expanding on the generally lively styling of the All New Elantra, Elantra N adds numerous exhibition improving parts that further augment its dynamic driving capacity and forceful appearance.

Elantra N’s front belt takes motivation from the fight prepared appearance of a driver’s race protective cap, and the lip spoiler that runs low across the lower a piece of the guard passes on a low-threw position with execution expectation.

The N-elite red strip at the lower part of the front guard proceeds with Elantra N’s side skirts, giving the hot vehicle a circuit prepared look.

The unmistakable, N-just wing-type spoiler, alongside back diffuser, assist with controlling wind stream to help ideal streamlined execution, further featuring Elantra N’s elite ability and adding to its forceful styling.

Furthermore, a rearranged triangle type N-just reflector and double single suppressor tip, suggestive of a Formula One vehicle, conveniently finish Elantra N’s superior picture.

The N-explicit inside conveniently passes on the N family look with the utilization of N-marked components, including the controlling wheel, shifter, seats, entryway scrape boards and metal pedals, and so on

On the guiding wheel with paddle shifters, the NGS button (DCT just) that raises torque by 10 ps for as long as 20 seconds and two N fastens that set the ideal drive mode are orchestrated to suit the driver’s inclination. Driving modes can be tweaked and coordinated to each fasten in different blends to boost Elantra N’s pleasant driving soul.

The N seat has built up reinforces, so that regardless of whether solid horizontal speed increase happens during sharp cornering, it immovably upholds the upper and lower body to keep a steady driving stance consistently. Furthermore, a discretionary N pail seat with N image lighting has a place that is lower by 10 mm contrasted with the essential particular, intended for clients who seek after elite drivability.

The N light container seat diminishes the seat back thickness by 50 mm contrasted with the base model, further featuring top tier back seat spaciousness and common sense.

“Hyundai Motor’s superior N brand continually plans to give clients a scope of invigorating decisions for expanded driving delight,” said Till Wartenberg, Vice President and Head of N Brand Management and Motorsport sub-dvision at Hyundai Motor Company. “Elantra N is the most flawless articulation of our central goal to date.”


BTS Special Brand Video for Hyundai Motor Group’s acquisition of Boston Dynamics

Welcome to the Family with BTS
Hyundai x Boston Dynamics | Welcome to the Family with BTS

Hyundai Motor Company today delivered an extraordinary brand video—featuring BTS, overall pop symbol and Hyundai Motor’s worldwide image envoy—to commend the culmination of Hyundai Motor Group’s obtaining of Boston Dynamics.

“With the obtaining of Boston Dynamics, Hyundai Motor will extend its new mechanical technology business to give clients energizing versatility encounters,” said Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer at Hyundai Motor. “We anticipate investigating new advertising freedoms to speak with twenty to thirty year olds and Gen Z, specifically, about the tremendous potential offered by Hyundai’s new advanced mechanics in every day life, empowering progress for mankind.”

In the video, “Welcome to the Family with BTS,” Boston Dynamic’s robots ‘Spot’ and ‘Chart book’ hit the dance floor with BTS to their tune “IONIQ: I’m On It,” a song of praise delivered last year to commend the dispatch of Hyundai Motor’s committed electric vehicle brand, IONIQ.

The video shows how Boston Dynamic’s robots are modified to lead actual developments and—for this situation—adjust them for moving. In the video, the robots are tested to direct developments of BTS’ movement, ultimately moving all together to the music.

The video begins with Kid’s NEXO directing ‘Spot’ into a movie shooting studio, where the quadruped robot meets BTS and begins to move the gathering’s dynamic dance moves. Then, at that point, ‘Map book’, the humanoid robot, flaunts its dance moves, which raises the energy level considerably higher. The video closes with the two robots dominating the moves of BTS movement.

Welcome to the Family with BTS
Welcome to the Family with BTS

The field of mechanical technology is a significant space of business advancement for Hyundai Motor Group additionally reinforced by the procurement of Boston Dynamics. Last September, the Group showed its advantage in propelling advanced mechanics by presenting ‘VEX (Vest EXoskeleton),’ a wearable robot that upholds creation line laborers, just as an ‘Electric Vehicle Charging Manipulator’ and other ‘Automated Personal Mobility’ arrangements.


Hyundai Motor Group Urban Air Mobility Division and ANRA Technologies Partnered to Develop Operating Environment for Advanced Air Mobility Air Traffic

Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group and ANRA Technologies
Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group and ANRA Technologies
Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group and ANRA Technologies Partnership

The Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group reported today another organization with ANRA Technologies – a main worldwide supplier of start to finish drone activities and traffic the executives answers for automated framework administrators and airspace chiefs – to start fostering the working climate for the advanced air mobility (AAM) industry.

This is the first in a progression of air traffic the executives organizations Hyundai plans to set up in the advancement of an industry consortium fabricating the AAM working environment.

“We are satisfied to collaborate with ANRA Technologies to start working toward the protected and effective coordination of AAM into existing airspace,” said Pamela Cohn, head working official, Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group. “As an arising versatility arrangement, it is basic assorted gatherings cooperate to co-make the AAM environment, including its important advanced and actual framework. ANRA brings a special foundation of operational history in the robot administrations area that will help characterize the working climate for all AAM vehicles.”

As a feature of the organization, ANRA will give vital knowledge on Hyundai’s idea of activities (ConOps) for AAM airspace the board and ground versatility coordination. The two organizations will likewise distinguish research freedoms to help educate administrative choices and advance framework projects.

“ANRA’s SmartSkies group of airspace the board arrangements have been demonstrated worldwide and offer the basic help needed for complex AAM tasks at scale,” said Amit Ganjoo, organizer and CEO, ANRA Technologies. “We take a drawn out see in all that we do as an organization and are anticipating coordinating our cutting edge innovations with the Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group’s AAM environment and sharing our insight and experience to guarantee the achievement of our association and help move our industry securely forward.”

AAM airplane administrators require airspace the executives backing to guarantee protected and agreeable activities at scale and adjust to public and worldwide administrative necessities. SmartSkies microservices design empowers AAM airspace the board for metropolitan air portability airplane to handily scope and adjust to any locale on the planet. The far reaching stage incorporates mission arranging, vital deconfliction, following and observing, requirements the executives, approval, and enrollment. Today, SmartSkies is the lone airspace arrangement giving business AAM administrations to both NASA and European Union/EASA AAM drives.