New Hyundai Santa Fe cares for its passengers

The new fourth-generation Santa Fe.
Updated 23 September 2018
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New Hyundai Santa Fe cares for its passengers

Hyundai is aiming to set a new benchmark in the SUV market with the launch of the new fourth-generation Santa Fe by offering customers modern design, innovative technology, and the latest safety features.

According to the carmaker, since the launch of its first generation in 2000, the Santa Fe has firmly established itself as a customer favorite, and an icon for the Hyundai brand. 

The design of the fourth-generation Santa Fe connects with Hyundai’s new SUV family look. It displays a modern appearance complemented by the Composite Light, a design comprising slim LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) positioned on top of the LED headlights, and the signature Cascading Grille. The exterior design is characterized by a powerful wide stance and an athletic, bold look.

A dynamic side view is enhanced by a sleek roof line, creating the impression of stability. The full-length character line running from the headlights to the taillights forms a fluid design and again adds stability and elegance. The rear creates a confident stance with a striking bumper design and unique tail lights. The upper rear lamp is comprised of LEDs, and indicator, reversing light and fog lights are integrated in the rear bumper.

The Santa Fe has a refined and ergonomic interior architecture, integrating high-technology components into what almost feels like a dual cockpit layout. For optimized visibility, the floating-type touchscreen is set high. A full head-up display (HUD) projects essential driving information on the windshield, allowing faster recognition while keeping the driver’s attention on the road ahead. 

The HUD supports driving safety by displaying information such as speed, navigation commands and fuel level, as well as alerts from active safety and driving assistance features.

Drivers and front passengers will enjoy the support of the electric extendable seat cushions, offering ten different positions. In the second row, legroom is increased by 38 mm and the seat is 18 mm higher. 

The visibility to the rear is improved by the larger rear quarter glass (plus 41 percent) and higher second- and third-row openness.

“The fourth generation Santa Fe sets a new standard for design and passenger comfort, offering appealing looks and a wide range of convenience features, all optimized to be simple and intuitive to use,” said Mike Song, Hyundai’s head of operations for Africa and the Middle East. 

“It takes those elements that have made previous generations so popular with customers, and enhances them to create the most advanced, and most spacious Santa Fe yet.” 

He added: “The Hyundai Santa Fe sets the safety of you and your family as its highest priority. Our latest innovations care for passengers even when the car is stopped — such as the Rear Occupant Alert, which warns drivers that they may be leaving a child unattended in one of the rear seats, and Safety Exit Assist, which is designed to prevent children stepping out of the vehicle into the path of passing traffic.”


Philips brings virtual cardiology network to KSA

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Philips brings virtual cardiology network to KSA

Royal Philips, a health technology company, has teamed up with the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Saudi Arabia to provide a first-of-its-kind integrated cardiovascular information system (CVIS) across multiple facilities throughout the Kingdom. 

Patient medical information will be available on demand at the point of care in each of the connected hospitals to help improve quality access to cardiology care managed by a network of specialists. The Philips CVIS includes advanced software technology and image analysis to simplify cardiovascular data management for cardiology departments to work more efficiently and accurately. 

According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the No.1 cause of death globally. They are also highly prevalent in Saudi Arabia. Cardiology is also one of the most complex areas of the hospital enterprise, with large quantities of data generated by various caregivers across multiple locations. By integrating disparate cardiology systems in the public MOH cardiac centers around the Kingdom, the Philips CVIS aims to reduce data entry, simplify access to test results generated in other departments and make it easier to acquire, analyze and share patient data. 

The cardiology patient data information will be powered by Philips IntelliSpace Cardiovascular platform, featuring advanced archiving from the Philips Universal Data Manager (UDM) and advanced visualization from Philips IntelliSpace Portal. Seamless data sharing and connectivity between the hospitals will be managed by Philips Forcare, delivering information health exchange (IHE) interoperability.  

“With a dedicated health care IT clinical informatics team and leadership in connected care, Philips brings a wealth of experience into the cardiology program of the MOH,” said Ozlem Fidanci, market leader Middle East and Turkey at Philips. “This collaboration named as Project Taji marks a significant step by the Ministry of Health toward Saudi Vision 2030 and the elevation of cardiology services across the Kingdom.” 

The Taji Project will be implemented in Makkah, Jeddah, Al-Hofuf, Qassim, Jizan, Najran, Dammam and Arar. All these cities will be connected to the Ministry of Health in Riyadh to utilize tele-cardiology services among MOH cardiac centers. 

“The primary use of tele-cardiology is to support primary care practitioners in the area of correct diagnosis, thus empowering them to manage cardiac patients with increased confidence. It also improves the clinical training of the average practitioner, by increasing the clinician’s level of knowledge at the primary level. This will equip GPs to offer better care and improve the overall health care system,” said Dr. Ahmed Balkhair, adviser to the vice minister and general supervisor of e-health programs and IT.

“The MoH tele-cardiology initiative helps build up an integrated cardiovascular information system (CVIS), cardiac picture archiving and communications system (CPACS), and an ECG data management system, all of which will enhance the efficiency of the cardiology workflow for the cardiologists and all users, and access to patient studies by authorized users,” said Dr. Mohammed K. Abdulaali, assistant deputy minister for hospital affairs.