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Hyundai embraces USB ports, bids farewell to cigarette lighter plugs

Last week, Hyundai announced plans to replace all cigarette lighter plugs in its vehicles with a USB port. Actually, all that remains is the familiar, round jack acting as an accessory socket to power or charge various portable devices.

Hyundai came up with this decision after a study revealed that 84% of drivers no longer used the feature, and 9 out of 10 preferred a USB port.

Expect other automakers to follow Hyundai's lead in the next few years.

Sources : The Detroit Bureau, Le Figaro