At the 2013 CES show, I spotted a concept car that really pushes the technology envelope. It features energy-efficient lighting, is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, and has more screens than Best Buy. But perhaps the most surprising thing about this car is that it’s a Hyundai.
The Hyundai Genesis Blue2 is a concept car that is built around Hyundai’s MediaLink system, which brings smart capabilities like Bluetooth 3.0, Internet radio, and a full web browser to the driver’s seat.
That’s not to say that passengers are left out. Each door has its own small screen for lock and window controls, plus the seatbacks offer integrated tablet docks for backseat passengers. (Looks like only Samsung Galaxy Tab or iPad Mini owners need apply).
The dash is also very high tech, with all traditional gauges and buttons replaced by a multitude of futuristic looking touchscreen displays. A dock for your smartphone can be prominently seen in the center console.
I do not predict that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will become commonplace anytime soon, but perhaps some of this other technology will trickle down into Hyundai’s line. What do you think, is Hyundai leading the way to a greener future or is this car just a pie-in-the-sky dream?