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Hyundai is building an 'Iron Man' suit

Mashable

Inside Iron Man's suit is just a man. Sure, a man with a tiny arc reactor in his chest, but otherwise just a flesh-and-blood person who's made super strong and virtually indestructible thanks to a mechanized suit of gold-titanium alloy. If one guy can build such a suit, surely an entire car company can do it, too, at least that's Hyundai's perspective. The company posted a series of photos and some scant information about a wearable robot it's building on its blog on Wednesday. The exoskeleton looks nothing like Stark's suit, but the Marvel superhero is clearly an inspiration.


Hyundai Building Own Electric Vehicle Batteries In Line With Emissions-Free Vehicle Push

International Business Times

Hyundai Motor is reportedly making its own electric vehicle batteries, according to industry sources. The Investor reported Tuesday that Hyundai is building its own production lines for automotive batteries in line with its push for emissions-free vehicles. The Korean automaker is said to be setting up the lines within its research lab in the Gyeonggi Province of its home country. Industry sources told the outlet that Hyundai has been hiring several battery development and production researchers since early this year. Hyundai's purpose for its new move is for it to reduce its dependence on other battery suppliers, while also ensuring that it realizes its green-car push sooner rather than later.


Hyundai develops fingerprint tech to unlock and start cars

ZDNet

Hyundai's fingerprint tech allows drivers to unlock and start cars using their fingers. Hyundai Motor has developed a car system that will allow drivers to unlock and start their cars using their fingerprints, it announced. The system will be installed in the 2019 Santa Fe with the aim of launching in China during the first quarter next year. Drivers can register their fingerprints to the car before using the system. There will be a fingerprint reader in the door handle that will send the encrypted data to the system and unlock the car.


Hyundai and Apple are talking about Apple Car production

Mashable

The Apple Car is turning from a myth to a potential product. Following the recent report that Apple is looking into building a car and launching it by 2024, Korean automaker Hyundai has confirmed to CNBC that Apple has discussed the product with "a variety of global automakers, including Hyundai Motor." The discussions are still in early stages, and "nothing has been decided," Hyundai said. In a statement just obtained by @CNBC's @cherykang, the auto giant Hyundai says: "We understand that Apple is in discussion with a variety of global automakers, including Hyundai Motor. As the discussion is at its early stage, nothing has been decided."


SK Telecom, Hyundai launch home-to-car AI service

ZDNet

SK Telecom AI speaker owners will be able to start-up their cars at their home before they go out. SK Telecom and Hyundai have launched a home-to-car service that will allow customers to start their cars from home. Home2Car will allow customers to start their cars at home via voice commands on the telco's AI speaker NUGU. This ebook, based on a special feature from ZDNet and TechRepublic, looks at emerging autonomous transport technologies and how they will affect society and the future of business. The service will be available with Hyundai's Blue Link and Kia's UVO.