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Hyundai shows off walking car project

South Korean car maker Hyundai on Monday gave a look at work it is doing on a vehicle with robotic legs to let it walk or crawl over treacherous terrain.  Hyundai showed off its Elevate project on the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show gadget extravaganza, billing it an unprecedented "Ultimate Mobility Vehicle" that combines technology from electric cars with robotics. "What if a car designed with robotics could save lives in disasters," said Hyundai executive John Suh, who heads a Cradle arm of the company devoted…

Hyundai to ship China-made cars to Southeast Asia amid erratic sales recovery

SEOUL/BEIJING: Hyundai Motor Co plans to ship China-made cars to Southeast Asia, its China joint venture, as a plunge in Chinese sales has left much of its massive local manufacturing capacity idled. Hyundai once ranked third by China sales alongside affiliate Kia Motors Corp. But just as it opened its fifth factory in the country last year, a diplomatic dispute saw Chinese consumers turn against South Korean goods, damaging Hyundai’s sales and brand image. Diplomatic ties have since normalized but Hyundai’s recovery…