Software Defined Vehicles

Hyundai Motor Group, the owner of the Kia and Hyundai brands, announced this morning a new strategic direction called Software Defined Vehicle (SDV). The company is developing a brand new operating system for a completely rethought logic of OTA (Over-the-air) connected cars, and is preparing to have 20 million cars connected to its central system, Connected Car Services (CCS), by 2025.

The line

THE LINE is a civilisational revolution that puts people first, offering an unprecedented urban experience while preserving the surrounding nature. It redefines the concept of urban development and what the cities of the future should look like.

There will be no roads, no cars, no emissions, and it will be powered by 100% renewable energy, with 95% of the land reserved for nature. Unlike traditional cities, they will prioritise people's health and well-being over transport and infrastructure. It is only 200 metres wide, but 170 kilometres long and 500 metres above sea level.

MÁV carfree day

On Car Free Day, all you need to do is buy a single train ticket for one day and you can travel for free on MÁV, GYSEV, Volánbus, HÉV and TramTrain. On trains, the offer is only valid for second class. If the 4-hour ticket is carried over to the previous day (21.09.09) or the next day (23.09.09), it can still be used during the period indicated on the ticket.

self-flying air taxi

California’s Wisk Aero claims that it has developed the first self-flying, fully electric, 4-seat air taxi in the world. This is its 6th generation air taxi and it is reportedly “designed to meet and exceed rigorous commercial safety standards, making it one of the safest systems in aviation,” according to Wisk Aero.

Here are some specs:

Plana Aero air taxi

Korean startup Plana Aero, founded by the guy that led Hyundai/Supernal's early eVTOL program, has begun work on a new long-range, hybrid-electric VTOL air taxi designed to carry up to seven people about 500 km at speeds up to 350 km/h.


A Canadian startup recently unveiled an airplane-train hybrid that they claim could fundamentally transform travel. The all-electric FluxJet will be able to soar at an emission speed of more than 621 miles per hour, or 999 kilometres per hour.

Brookville Smart Energy Bus Depot

The largest fleet of electric school buses in the US has entered service in Maryland. The fleet of 86 vehicles will be 70 charged at a solar-powered, micro-grid site.

The Brookville Smart Energy Bus Depot's solar-powered local grid has a charging capacity of 4.14 megawatts. A bus fleet that typically consumes the same amount of power can be adequately served in this way. Experts estimate that using locally generated energy can reduce the bus fleet's emissions by 62 percent over its lifetime.


Self-driving flying car

VW Group China, the East Asian subsidiary of German Volkswagen, recently unveiled the first electric vertical take-off and landing drone prototype, named V.MO. The flying car is planned to carry 4 passengers, which would avoid the morning rush hour. 

The company has decided to accelerate software development and local research and development to bring the flying cars to commercial production in the next few years. At 11 metres in length, the aircraft can travel about 200 km on a single charge in the air. 

Szeged car free week

2022 From 16 September to Thursday 22 September, the whole family could travel free of charge on Szeged's public transport vehicles by showing their registration card in the framework of the European Mobility Week and Car Free Day.