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Computer image of Hyundai Motor’s urban air mobility. [HYUNDAI MOTOR]

Hyundai Motor will present its vision of how mobility technologies will shape future cities at the CES 2020 next month.

In terms of transportation, future cities will have three main components - urban air mobility, purpose-built vehicles and transit hubs.

“The most important task would be ensuring that these three are closely connected to each other,” Hyundai explained.

Urban air mobility refers to transportation methods that fly above ground. In its long-term investment plan, Hyundai Motor Group announced earlier this year that it would commercialize flying cars by 2025.

Purpose-built vehicles are eco-friendly cars that can be personalized according to customer needs, Hyundai explained. Hubs are transmission centers that connect the different mobility methods on and above ground, functioning as transportation nodes in smart cities.

On Friday, Hyundai released an image that depicts all three components. Details on Hyundai’s vision for future mobility and smart cities will be shared at a media event scheduled to take place Jan. 6 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Held in the same U.S. state every year, the upcoming CES 2020 will take place from Jan. 7 through 11.

BY SONG KYOUNG-SON [song.kyoungson@joongang.co.kr]

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