eoul, Korea., February 6, 2020 — Today, Genesis announced that the 2020 G90 and Mint Concept won 2019 GOOD DESIGN® awards in the Transportation category. Genesis has been a GOOD DESIGN® award winner for five consecutive years including the G90 in 2015, the Vision G concept in 2016, the GV80 concept in 2017 and the Essentia concept & G70 in 2018.
“As a relatively new brand, Genesis has introduced a design that greatly resonates with the luxury car market,” said Luc Donckerwolke, Executive Vice President, Chief Design Officer of Hyundai Motor Group. “The G90 is the embodiment of flagship transportation while the Mint reinterprets what a luxurious, city-focused runabout could be. The GOOD DESIGN® awards are a high water mark we aim for each time we put pen to paper.”
The GOOD DESIGN® awards, which began in 1950 and marked its 69th anniversary in 2019, are recognized for its legitimacy and authority, and selects award-winning works in each field with a focus on comprehensive evaluations of products such as aesthetic, innovative, new technology, form, concept, function, utility, energy efficiency and environmental friendliness.
The 2019 GOOD DESIGN® awards were selected among about 900 entries from 38 countries worldwide.
The 2020 G90 incorporates new-car-level design changes on the exterior and interior, further enhancing its presence as the brand’s flagship sedan through the themes of Athletic Elegance and Horizontal Architecture. G-Matrix, a Genesis design hallmark inspired by light reflecting from an illuminating diamond, is applied to the headlights and taillights to emphasize refined proportions and balanced architecture. The 2020 G90 introduces multiple technology firsts for the Genesis brand, including a 12.3-inch display navigation system with touchscreen controls, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an unparalleled level of standard active and passive safety systems as part of a brand-level commitment to passenger security and comfort. All Genesis vehicles, including the 2020 G90, offer complimentary Service Valet: the exclusive, no-cost, consumer-focused service program that elevates the luxury vehicle ownership experience.
The Mint Concept introduces an all-electric luxury car for the city and represents a new vehicle typology, featuring organic design and an innovative in-car experience. The lightweight runabout reimagines the iconic shape of the city car, tailored to the needs of modern lifestyle. Mint is both highly manoeuvrable and exhilarating to drive. The overall motif skews to the sportier side of Athletic Elegance while the G-Matrix pattern serves a functional purpose, used for efficient cooling and airflow circulation around the battery floor. It is also the basis for the Mint Concept’s aerodynamic wheel design and several interior structures and flourishes. In lieu of a conventional trunk and rear hatch, the Mint Concept features a parcel shelf accessed via scissor-style side openings.
Like a carefully furnished city dwelling, its interior takes advantage of every cubic inch. The cozy space is made to feel expansive, through the use of lightweight textiles, cognac leather and mullion-free windows. Ingress and egress are made easier, thanks to the automatic swivelling of the instrument panel and bench seat. The versatility of the Mint Concept extends to the engineering of its high-density, battery-electric powertrain, which is capable of an estimated 200 miles per full charge and 350-KW fast recharging.
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Can Spill App Steal Black Twitter Fans?
Watch out, Twitter – here comes Spill – a new social media app created by Black tech entrepreneurs and former Twitter employees giving Elon Musk a run for his money.
Alphonzo “Phonz” Terrell and DeVaris Brown created the application or app with culture in mind. According to the firm’s website, it’s a place where users can express their thoughts by easily combining text with images, video, GIFs and more. Using Spill, users can discover the hottest spills or “tea” and the latest trends worldwide and it’s a platform to discover and discuss culture.
And these former Twitter employees come with experience. Terrell is a Cannes Lion, Clio, OneShow and 2x Webby Award-winning creative executive, most recently having led the 27-person Twitter Social & Editorial team which won “Best Overall Social – Brand” at the 2022 Webby Awards. Brown is currently the CEO and co-founder of Meroxa. This venture capital-backed data application platform empowers developers to build data products using their existing infrastructure, tooling and workflows.
Atlanta Daily World says, “The social platform has garnered online buzz in the last week, with Black celebrities, including musician Questlove and actor Keke Palmer counted among its recent members.” Slate magazine also said the app’s “vibe is like a private hangout for Black Twitter transplants.”
Currently the invite-only app is only available to Apple users.
One user left a five-star review and said, “My wife told me about this app, knowing that I love being on social media. I’m on my phone 25/8 scrolling my feeds back and forth between apps. Now that I know about SPILL, I have all that I need in one place. As soon as you open the app, you are already immersed in the SPILL Universe and the features are aesthetically on point. The app features a “trending” section (where I love to be) to catch up on things going on for the culture and stay in the know. My feed is full of memes and gifs that keep my stomach hurting from laughter. It’s like Black Twitter 5.0! Crazy funny! I’m enjoying this app thoroughly!
Families invited to experiment with new technology and STEM activities at Pearsall Park
SmartSA Sandbox offers fun, hands-on opportunities to test smart city technologies in the park
The City of San Antonio’s Office of Innovation is hosting SmartSA Sandbox, a family-friendly pop-up event that provides residents hands-on opportunities to test smart city technologies. SmartSA Sandbox at Pearsall Park is free and open to the public. The event will take place on October 22, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The park is located at 4838 Old Pearsall Rd, San Antonio, TX 78242. A complete schedule of events is available at SAsandbox.eventbrite.com. Interested residents are encouraged to register in advance.
“The SmartSA Sandbox event is a great opportunity for families—especially kids—to experience innovative ideas and technologies firsthand,” said Brian Dillard, City of San Antonio Chief Innovation Officer. “Join us to share in the experience of SmartSA Sandbox and share your thoughts on what you want the future of San Antonio to look like.”
The family-friendly event will take place at Pearsall Park. It provides a child-friendly atmosphere with walking and biking trails, large playground and splashpad and a skate park. The location provides the space for individuals and families to interact with emerging technologies. The SmartSA Sandbox event features demonstrations on how to use 3D printers with Geekdom to robotics and coding from the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology.
The event is family-friendly and will include workshops on developing technology and city-building activities facilitated by the DoSeum, YouthCode Jam, the University of Texas – San Antonio and Able.City, among others. Attendees can also enjoy music by DJ Mayhem and a closing hour with Emo Hero, an alternative cover band.
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