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Kia Motors to reveal all-electric concept car at CES 2018

Kia Motors to reveal all-electric concept car at CES 2018

Inside, the car's modern interior gets backlit perforated leather trim and Kia's new HMI infotainment system, which features face and voice-recognition technology to improve security.

The Kia Niro EV Concept features a number of advanced driver assistance systems, though not all will make it into the production model, notably its prototype autonomous driving capabilities.

Kia has announced that a new electric vehicle (EV) concept will be introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week.

Beyond the 5G conversation, Kia plans to have every single one of its vehicles be a connected auto by 2030. If the system spots a pedestrian or cyclist, it can fire off an alarm sound targeted specifically at that person. Although, even without the LED badging at the rear, the all-electric concept vehicle's styling cues are consistent with the Niro's design language - from the shape of the rear hatch to the distinct front fenders.

Kia's autonomous vehicle plans include a pledge to begin to commercialise level four autonomous driving technology in 2021, by beginning tests in smart cities, which will have the infrastructure needed to support such machines.

Emerging from the Kia design studio in Korea, the design of the Niro EV Concept dispenses with a conventional "grille" on the nose.

The first assault of its future mobility plans are the Niro EV SUV concept which will spearhead the arrival of 16 electrified vehicles by 2025 and one hydrogen fuel cell vehicle due in 2020. For example, the Niro EV Concept is equipped with the new Active Pedestrian Warning System (APWS) which combines front view cameras, object recognition technology and front speakers to alert pedestrians or cyclists crossing in front of the vehicle. It has been replaced by interactive display panel which can show various messages such as "Hello, CES".

Kia also wants to adopt connected auto technologies across every segment in its range by 2025. "At CES we will share our strategy and vision for future mobility, and exhibit a range of advanced technologies that our customers can look forward to", said Dr. Woong-cheol Yang, Vice Chairman and Head of Hyundai-Kia R&D Center.

Alongside its new technologies, Kia has revealed plans to roll-out its "WiBLE" car-sharing service - launched in Korea past year - to new regions from 2018, starting with Europe.

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