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CES: Hyundai debuts Personal Air Vehicle

If you’ve never heard of a PAV or UAM, but want to ride the wave of the future, visit the Hyundai demo at CES in Las Vegas this weekend



PAV and PVB are not your everyday acronyms in the tech space, but Hyundai Motor hopes to change this.

At a press event preceding CES 2020 in Las Vegas on Sunday, it will present its “human-centred future mobility vision” and its vision for cities of the future. It will unveil its first concept Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) as part of the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) landscape. The company believes the use of airspace is expected to alleviate road congestion and give back quality time to city commuters.

Hyundai’s vision extends to the Purpose Built Vehicle (PBV), a highly customisable concept with autonomous driving, which allows for the vehicle to be more than just a means of transportation.

Hyundai’s vision is that these two “smart mobility” devices will come together at the Hub, a take-off/Landing point for PAVs and arrival/departure point for PBVs. It will be located throughout cities in the future and will also be used as community spaces. 

Hyundai sold more than 4.5 million vehicles globally in 2018 and says it is enhancing its product line-up with vehicles that are helping to build solutions for a more sustainable future, such as NEXO, the world’s first dedicated hydrogen-powered SUV.

Hyundai Motor’s smart mobility solutions, including the PAV, PBV, and the Hub, will be showcased at Hyundai’s CES press event to be held at 3pm on 6 January at Mandalay Bay South Convention Center 2F, Oceanside B.