Hyundai Motor partners LG to unveil interior concept for future vehicles

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Yonhap) — Hyundai Motor Co. and LG Electronics Inc. on Thursday unveiled an interior concept for future vehicles as the two South Korean firms join hands to showcase enhanced in-car experiences.

The IONIQ Concept Cabin is designed to show that future Hyundai vehicles can be a mobility solution that reflects people’s lifestyles by integrating the large interior space and vast power supply capacity of electric vehicles (EVs) with home electronics technologies, according to the companies.



This photo provided by Hyundai Motor Co. shows the IONIQ Concept Cabin, an interior concept for future vehicles, which the automaker developed in collaboration with LG Electronics Inc. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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This photo provided by Hyundai Motor Co. shows the IONIQ Concept Cabin, an interior concept for future vehicles, which the automaker developed in collaboration with LG Electronics Inc. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

The interior concept is equipped with various car electronics products, such as clothing and shoe care devices, as well as a capsule coffee machine.

The concept cabin also features the ceiling-mounted 77-inch flexible OLED screen from LG. Users can adjust the curvature of the display that also supports a split screen, allowing two people to enjoy different content simultaneously.

The concept cabin also has UV LED light for sanitization and a bar-type floor cleaning robot.

Hyundai, South Korea’s top automaker, said it plans to offer such value-added experiences starting with its IONIQ 5 EV slated for launch early next year.

LG, a major home appliance manufacturer, has been trying to expand its presence in the mobility sector in recent years with its in-vehicle infotainment solutions. The company showcased its connected car platform at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.



a coffee cup sitting on a table: This photo provided by LG Electronics Inc. shows a capsule coffee machine installed in the IONIQ Concept Cabin, an interior concept for future vehicles, which the electronics firm introduced in collaboration with South Korea's top automaker Hyundai Motor Co. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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This photo provided by LG Electronics Inc. shows a capsule coffee machine installed in the IONIQ Concept Cabin, an interior concept for future vehicles, which the electronics firm introduced in collaboration with South Korea’s top automaker Hyundai Motor Co. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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ARBOC Specialty Vehicles to Offer Polser USA’s Antimicrobial Interior Sidewalls

MIDDLEBURY, IN, Sept. 9, 2020 /CNW/ – (TSX: NFI) ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC (“ARBOC”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, announced today that it will be the first to include antimicrobial sidewall paneling from Polser USA for the interiors of its buses. With downtime for sanitation as a significant concern for transit bus organizations, this safety upgrade brings a new highly effective, no-maintenance feature to customers. Cleaning and sanitizing will continue to be an ongoing chore for transit buses and fleets well into the future, and Polser’s antimicrobial interior solution is intended to bring significant advantages.

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Polser’s AMB fiber-reinforced panels feature a permanent coating, like a microscopic bed of nails, that Polser claims actively and instantaneously kills 99.9% of microorganisms on contact. Polser states that the coating works by disrupting the cell membrane, eliminating any possibility of mutation or adaptation and is non-toxic and does not need any chemical solutions to function.

ARBOC’s specialty is low-floor accessible buses tailored to improve the transit experience of all passengers. The step-free design of the ARBOC lineup of cutaway and medium duty buses speaks to the company’s passion to provide the safest bus on the market. “In these uncertain times, sanitation is a particularly major concern for most of the population that our bus customers serve. We are pleased to provide an effective feature intended to efficiently increase safety and sanitation,” said Doug Minix, general manager of ARBOC.

The antimicrobial walls also have a positive effect on the hygiene of other items inside the bus. Polser claims that AMB works by using a positive molecular charge to both attract in and pull pathogens down the nano-swords structures. How does it work to help non-treated surfaces? Greg Glanders, president of Polser USA, explains, “Because AMB is so effective at killing pathogens on contact, there are fewer active pathogens nearby in both the air and on the floor. Pathogens move between surfaces and also through the air, where they can settle on another surface.” Polser’s AMB walls remove this sizable surface from the equation, disrupting the cycle of pathogen growth. “In short, pathogens move around and multiply. Our walls actually pull in and destroy both surface and nearby airborne pathogens, killing them before they can multiply and contaminate other surfaces,” added Glanders.

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With 9,000 team members operating from more than 50 facilities across ten countries, NFI is a leading independent global bus manufacturer providing a comprehensive suite of mass transportation solutions under brands: New Flyer® (heavy-duty transit buses), Alexander Dennis Limited (single and double-deck buses), Plaxton (motor coaches), MCI® (motor coaches), ARBOC® (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), and NFI Parts™. NFI buses and motor coaches incorporate the widest range of drive systems available including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, and zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell). In total, NFI now supports over 105,000 buses and coaches currently in service around the world. NFI common shares

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