Kia and Hyundia study mobility……on the moon
Kia and Hyundai have signed agreements and formed a consultative body with six Korean research institutes to develop mobility solutions that can explore the moon’s surface. Kia Netherlands has let you know.
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“With this partnership, we are taking the first step to turn our vision of robotics and the concept of Metamobility into reality,” said Yong Wha Kim, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D Planning & Coordination Center at Kia and Hyundai. “We are going beyond the limits of the earth with this initiative to further contribute to the advancement of humanity and create a better future.”
“The multilateral agreement marks a groundbreaking moment in Kia and Hyundai’s history, with the shared vision of future mobility, including robotics and AAM, now being applied to space. The parties from the private and public sectors will share their knowledge and integrate capabilities to significantly improve existing technologies and develop new solutions for lunar reconnaissance mobility. The expertise will be applied in many areas, including reconnaissance equipment, mobility operations software and remote communication technology.’
sustainable mobility solutions
Kia and Hyundai are supporting the project with the knowledge and tools of the Robotics Lab responsible for developing robots. The two brands will also collaborate on developing software and hardware suitable for space operation and for reconnaissance missions on the moon. ‘The lunar landscape is an exceptionally harsh environment, with no air and with extreme temperatures, moon dust and numerous craters. This ultimate testing ground will provide Kia and Hyundai with invaluable information that can help develop smart and sustainable mobility solutions on Earth,” Kia said.
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