Hyundai and Kia to collaborate with research institutes on lunar ‘mobility solutions’

Hyundai Motor Group Has mastered highways and subways on land and even founded a company to build electric aerial vehicles that would take to the skies.

Now, Hyundai and Kia aim to break the strong bonds of the earth.

South Korean automakers said last week that they would collaborate with a group of research institutions to develop a “mobility solution” for the Moon.

The consultation is expected to begin earlier this month and draw on the group’s robotics expertise. Efforts will be focused on exploration equipment, software and remote communication.

The automakers did not provide specific details about the vision, such as the timeline for the Moon landing or whether the rover could be man-powered or remote-controlled.

The announcement comes after South Korea launched a domestically manufactured rocket in June.

Yong Wha Kim, Head of the R&D Planning and Coordination Center, said, “We are expanding the scope of the human movement experience beyond traditional means of transportation and beyond the limits of the Earth to contribute to the progress of mankind and help create a better future.” to do.” Hyundai Motor and Kia said in a statement.

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