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Hyundai Teams Up with British Firm to Build Urban Air Mobility Infrastructure

Hyundai Teams Up with British Firm to Build Urban Air Mobility Infrastructure

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co. will work with a British partner to build urban air mobility (UAM) infrastructure, South Korea’s leading carmaker said Thursday. The deal with Urban-Air Port calls for close cooperation in the building of facilities that can handle takeoff and landings of future personal air vehicles (PAVs) as [...]

Exports of Passenger Cars Dip 41 pct in Q2 amid Pandemic

Exports of Passenger Cars Dip 41 pct in Q2 amid Pandemic

SEOUL, July 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Exports of South Korean-made passenger cars plunged 40.6 percent on-year in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged demand, data showed Friday. Local carmakers shipped passenger cars with a combined value of US$6.2 billion during the April-June period, according to the data compiled by the Korea Customs Service [...]

Volvo SUV Saves the Lives of S. Korean Celebrity Couple

Volvo SUV Saves the Lives of S. Korean Celebrity Couple

SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean television announcer couple Choi Dong-seok and Park Ji-yoon were recently involved in a horrible car accident when the vehicle they were driving collided with a truck driving the wrong way on the highway. Despite the serious collision, Choi, Park and their children all escaped serious injury, raising [...]

Renault Samsung’s LPG Model Selected for Car-sharing Service with Hearing-impaired Drivers

Renault Samsung’s LPG Model Selected for Car-sharing Service with Hearing-impaired Drivers

SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Renault Samsung Motors Corp., the South Korean unit of French automaker Renault S.A., said Tuesday its liquefied petroleum gas-powered QM6 SUV will be used for the platform established to offer car-sharing services by hiring hearing-impaired drivers. Goyohan (meaning “silent” in Korean) Mobility, established by a local startup Coactus Ltd., [...]

Seoul Begins Probe into Possible Faulty Parts in Tesla Model

Seoul Begins Probe into Possible Faulty Parts in Tesla Model

SEOUL, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s transport ministry said Tuesday it has recently ordered a probe into Tesla Motors Inc.’s Model 3 for possible problems with parts. The Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute (KATRI) of the Korea Transportation Safety Authority is looking into whether the Model 3′s Autopilot driver-assist feature has any [...]

Hyundai Motor Develops ‘Quality Air’ Technology

Hyundai Motor Develops ‘Quality Air’ Technology

SEOUL, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s top automaker, announced on Monday the development of ‘Quality Air’ technology to keep the air inside its vehicles fresh. The new developments, which consist of ‘After Blow Technology,’ ‘Multi Air Mode Technology,’ and ‘Fine Dust Indicator Technology,’ will be included in Hyundai’s new vehicles [...]