Kia engineers’ bonkers new ideas revealed

A self cleaning car, a multimedia system that interprets sign language and an Asimo-rivalling robot assistant were just some of the ideas in the running for awards at Hyundai Motor Group's wacky Ideas Festival.

Held annually at the group's Namyang R&D centre on the outskirts of Seoul, the event allows Kia and Hyundai's up-and-coming young engineers to set their minds free and create bonkers new technology.

The teams of budding engineers presented their ideas at the X-Factor style festival on Thursday (October 12), competing for prizes and the attention of the company's top brass. Here's a round-up of the best.