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US to investigate Hyundai and Kia

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US safety authorities will investigate nearly three million Hyundai and Kia vehicles over fires, in a move which could prompt mass recalls.

The inquiry by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration follows thousands of complaints about the "non-crash fires".

Incidents involving fires are linked to one death and more than 100 injuries.

It raises fresh safety concerns with the South Korean automakers, which have already been subject to US scrutiny.

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All aboard Hyundai's walking car

Hyundai's walking car
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Hyundai has shown off a small model of a car it says can activate robotic legs to walk at 3mph (5km/h) over rough terrain.

Also able to climb a 5ft (1.5m) wall and jump a 5ft gap, the Hyundai Elevate could be useful for emergency rescues following natural disasters, it said.

It was part of a project exploring "beyond the range of wheels", it added.

The concept has been in development for three years and was unveiled at the CES technology fair in Las Vegas.

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