Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Hyundai Motor Group Breaks Ground at New Innovation Center


Hyundai Motor Group has broken ground at its Innovation Center in Singapore (HMGICS). The center will act as an open innovation lab for Hyundai and Kia’s future mobility research and development.

Through HMGICS, the Group will realize its vision for human-centered mobility value chain innovation with three strategic directions.

First, the Group will enhance the value of work and the dignity of workers through a human-centered digital transformation. HMGICS will develop innovative systems that combine advanced technologies such as AI, ICT, and big data to allow for work environment where creative potentials are fulfilled, and human value is enhanced.

Secondly, the group will build a customer-centered smart mobility environment where products are tailored to customer needs and mobility services would enrich its customers’ lives.

Lastly, the Group will contribute to the building of Singapore’s Smart Nation as a responsible industry member in the smart ecosystem. HMGICS, located in the heart of Singapore, will use eco-friendly energy sources like solar and hydrogen energy to help achieve carbon neutrality.

In future, customers will be able to customize and purchase vehicles online using a smartphone, which will immediately start production using Hyundai’s on-demand technology. The customers can then watch their car being manufactured at HMGICS. Once the car is ready for delivery, it will be transferred to the 620-meter-long Sky Track where customer can test drive the vehicle.

Sky Track will sit atop HMGICS’ state-of-the-art seven-story innovation lab located at the Jurong Innovation District (JID). JID enables how organizations collaborate – by bringing the various nodes of the advanced manufacturing ecosystem together, into a single district to create a one-stop advanced manufacturing hub. Master-planned to house the full manufacturing value chain, JID is home to a vibrant ecosystem of researchers, technology and training providers, and advanced manufacturers.

The building will also feature a landing port for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) as well as solar panels providing the site with clean renewable energy. The center will gradually expand its use of renewable energy to eventually use fuel cell as a power supply to minimize emissions from power generation.

HMGICS occupies a footprint of 44,000 square meters with the building covering 28,000 square meters. Construction of the site will be completed by the end of 2022.

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