Applying Virtual Touch technology to Hyundai Mobis 2021 urban shared future mobility concept, M.Vision X!

Hyundai Mobis disclosed a new mobility concept reflecting the post-Covid 19 era.

At theheld at the R&D headquarters in Korea on March 31st, Hyundai Mobis disclosed urban shared mobility concept cars, i.e. M.Vision X and M.Vision POP, while also demonstrating new technologies.

The mobility platform, introduced on this day, has re-interpreted the passenger experience and communication methods from the viewpoint of interconnection and consideration in a contact-free age, and can entertain users through convergence of new technologies.

“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.”

[Hyundai Mobis introduced M.Vision X, 4-seater purpose-based mobility, using a 360º windows as screens and a contact-free communion with passengers with virtual touch(VTouch) technology!]

M.Vision X is purpose-based 4-seater mobility. It provides a customized experience based on a unique 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).

As the windows of the vehicle can be transformed into a display with a special theme (Virtual Space Wall), it is possible to use all 360º transparent windows of the vehicle as a screen for watching sports games or performances.

Personalized control of the displays in M.Vision X is also possible. Several screens are installed in the windows of the vehicle. 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.

[Controls 28-inch vertical cockpit with non-contact virtual touch(VTouch) technology]

The core solution of M.Vision X is the vertical cockpit in the center of the interior, which looks like a square pillar. On each of the four sides of the integrated center cockpit is a 28-inch display. This integrated center cockpit communicates with passengers in a contact-free fashion using the gesture recognition functions. As a result, passengers can control all driving-related functions, e.g. the autonomous driving mode, AI speakers and infotainment. There is also a sterilization function that uses UV lighting to automatically sterilize the vehicle once the passengers get out of the car. This new technology is also a feature of M.Vision X.

[Virtual touch (VTouch) technology applied to M.Vision in 2019, M.Vision S in 2020, and M.Vision X in 2021]

Hyundai Mobis applied VTouch technology to the interior control technology of autonomous mobility concept car, starting with M.Vision exhibited at CES 2019, M.Vision S at CES 2020, and M.Vision X unveiled in 2021.

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