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Hyundai concept uses smartphone NFC to lock and unlock vehicle

Hyundai concept uses smartphone NFC to lock and unlock vehicle

This week the folks at Hyundai have previewed a concept vehicle system in which you'll be able to use your smartphone to unlock your vehicle with a physical tap. This system uses NFC tags to make the connection between your smartphone and your vehicle, taking away the need for you to use a key at all, whatsoever. This system is called "Connectivity Concept" quite simply at the moment and is being previewed at the moment only at the manufacturer's European headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany - but we're expecting more up close and personal looks here in the USA soon.

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US automaker squealed on Hyundai & Kia economy fudge says EPA exec

US automaker squealed on Hyundai & Kia economy fudge says EPA exec

A senior exec from a US car manufacturer stuck the knife in on false Hyundai and Kia fuel-economy claims, quietly reporting the foreign marques for "cheating" to the EPA. A "credible" VP from a domestic automaker made the claims back in 2010, former EPA exec Margo Oge confirmed to Automotive News, though declined to confirm which of the brands dropped their Korean rivals in it.

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Hyundai shows off Veloster C3 concept

Hyundai shows off Veloster C3 concept

Hyundai has unveiled a new concept car at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The car is called the Veloster C3 Concept and it's sort of a convertible. I say it's sort of a convertible because it maintains its fixed roofline and only the center section of the car's roof opens in a manner similar to what Fiat does with the new 500 Abarth Cabriolet.

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Hyundai unveils fourth SEMA Show concept car

Hyundai unveils fourth SEMA Show concept car

Today Hyundai has unveiled its fourth concept car that will debut at the 2012 SEMA show. The fourth concept car from the automaker is another version of the Veloster called the Alpine concept that Hyundai says is focused on extreme sports. The car started life as a Veloster sports coupe.

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Hyundai shows off Velocity concept car

Hyundai shows off Velocity concept car

Hyundai's Veloster is one of the more interesting vehicles that the company makes. Typically, the company sticks to the economy cars or and less interesting people movers rather than sports cars. Hyundai has unveiled a concept car dubbed the Velocity that will be shown at the 2012 Sema Show that is based on the slick little Veloster.

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Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Hyundai plan Nordic fuel-cell splurge

Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Hyundai plan Nordic fuel-cell splurge

Honda, Toyota, Nissan, and Hyundai have inked an agreement with various Nordic countries to splay fuel-cell infrastructure - and the cars to take advantage of it - across the region starting from 2014. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a combination public and private companies and organizations in Norway, Iceland, Sweden, and Denmark will see zero-emission vehicles and a hydrogen distribution network set up by 2017, following similar agreements in Europe.

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport first drive

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport first drive

Hyundai is showing its commitment to recycling, using the same name for two pretty different attempts at the crossover SUV market. 2013 sees not one but two Hyundai Santa Fe models: one - the "Santa Fe" - with seven seats and intended to replace the Veracruz, and the other - the "Santa Fe Sport" - trimming the wheelbase, dropping two of the seats and taking on the Ford Escape and other midrange crossovers. We caught up with the Santa Fe Sport, the first to hit the forecourt, to see whether the brand can handle two personalities.

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