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September 21 2018

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Hyundai to launch holographic navigation technology in its vehicles by 2020

After investing in tech firm WayRay, Hyundai is planning to introduce and implement holographic and augmented reality navigation systems in its vehicles, by 2020. The new system will provide a clearer image than that of conventional head-up displays. The Hyundai Motor Group’s chief innovation officer commented on the new direction that the company is taking:

“The Hyundai-WayRay collaboration will help us establish a brand-new eco-system that harnesses AR technology to enhance not only navigation systems, but also establish an AR platform for smart city and smart mobility, which are Hyundai Motor Group’s new business interests which will provide innovative customer experiences.”

Experts warn that diesel princes will increase significantly next year

It is expected that diesel prices will increase significantly in 2019, due to the insufficient worldwide refining capacity for the fuel. In order to keep up with demand, refiners will have to produce four million extra barrels of ultra-low sulphur road diesel. Back in 2008, the price difference between a litre of petrol and diesel grew to 10p, which is the highest price seen to date. The price rise ten years ago was similarly due to the lack of availability of the fuel.

Ford unveils its plug-in hybrid electric van

This month, Ford Motors has revealed its Transit Custom plug-in hybrid electric van, which will be hitting the roads in 2019. The van, which was unveiled Hannover’s commercial vehicle show, will feature a hybrid powertrain system that will target a zero-emission driving range of 30 miles. The van will also use a 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine in order to extend the range of the vehicle to over 300 miles.

Honda picks October for its new SUV launch

Honda has announced that it will launch its new CR-V Hybrid SUV in the UK in October. The vehicle will have a hybrid powertrain and will come with two electric motors and both a petrol engine and a direct transmission. The new vehicle will also have the capability of switching between three different driving modes: EV drive, Hybrid drive, and Engine drive.

Are electric vehicles set to get green registration plates?

In a move to raise awareness of green vehicles, and to promote the uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles, the government is considering plans to fit clean cars and vans with green number plates. Green number plates are already in use in countries such as Norway, Canada and China, and the addition of green number plates to UK roads, could help to introduce a series of incentives for EV drivers. Incentives could include access to bus lanes or the introduction of low emission vehicle lanes, for drivers of plug in hybrid and electric vehicles.

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Posted on 21st September 2018 at 10:25AM

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