Hyundai Motor wins Luminary honor for totally autonomous hydrogen mobility idea Trailer Drone at Purple Dot Award: Design Idea 2022


Hyundai Motor Firm received its first Luminary honor at Purple Dot Award: Design Idea 2022 with its Trailer Drone totally autonomous hydrogen mobility idea. (Earlier put up.) The Luminary honor is the very best stage of recognition accorded on the Purple Dot Award: Design Idea, chosen from amongst Purple Dot’s ‘Better of the Finest’ winners to function inspiration and position mannequin for designers.

Total, Hyundai received three awards, together with Luminary, Better of the Finest and Winner honors, on the annual occasion hosted by Germany’s Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen. Along with the Luminary award for Trailer Drone, Purple Dot additionally named the SEVEN sport utility electrical car (SUEV) idea a Better of the Finest and the robotics-based Plug & Drive (PnD) modular platform a Winner.


Trailer Drone is a hydrogen-powered container transportation system able to working totally autonomously. With the variety of intelligently packaged hydrogen tanks tailor-made to the journey profile, the versatile and environment friendly Trailer Drone delivers greater than 1,000 km of ample vary from a single cost, corresponding to current container transportation techniques.

Hyundai designed the idea to allow numerous functions utilizing e-Bogies (earlier put up), just like the wheel subframe that sits underneath each prepare automotive. Trailer Drone is a novel and progressive industrial mobility resolution by which a trailer is positioned on two e-Bogies, permitting it to rotate in a narrower radius than a normal trailer.

In contrast to standard tractors which might be designed for container transportation solely, Trailer Drone presents a multi-purpose platform able to limitless enterprise functions. When operated individually from a container trailer, the e-Bogie can be utilized in numerous fields, corresponding to cargo transportation, building, firefighting and rescue.

Hosted by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Germany, Purple Dot Award is likely one of the world’s largest design competitions. The award breaks down into three totally different disciplines—Product Design, Model & Communication Design and Design Idea—to higher appraise the range within the discipline of design. The Purple Dot Award: Design Idea invitations designers, design studios, firms and universities to problem the established order and current their most enjoyable design ideas and prototypes to a world panel of design consultants.


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