Hyundai Motor Group has selected Georgia Tech as its latest academic collaborator in the United States, aiming to jointly advance sustainable mobility technologies and nurture experts in its pursuit of leadership in the future mobility technology sector.
The South Korean automotive powerhouse revealed on Tuesday that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Georgia Tech, a prestigious public university renowned for engineering and technology research in the U.S. This partnership focuses on cooperative research and development endeavors in sustainable and next-generation mobility technologies, as well as the cultivation of specialists in this field through various joint initiatives.
New electric vehicle (EV) facility in the state for Hyundai Motor
Georgia Tech is situated in the state of Georgia, where Hyundai Motor Group’s inaugural U.S. automobile manufacturing plant is located, including Kia Corp.’s factory. Given the impending establishment of a new electric vehicle (EV) facility in the state for Hyundai Motor Co., Kia, and their luxury brand Genesis, this recent collaboration is anticipated to generate significant synergy in the advancement of the company’s mobility technologies.
The signing ceremony, which took place at Georgia Tech, was attended by Hyundai Motor Group Executive Chairman Chung Euisun, alongside Georgia Tech President Angel Cabrera, University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue, Hyundai Motor President and CEO Jay Chang, and Hyundai Motor President and Global COO José Muñoz. Notably, Perdue was the Governor of Georgia when the Kia Georgia plant was inaugurated.
In accordance with the terms of the agreement, both parties will collaboratively research and develop sustainable mobility technologies, encompassing advancements in battery and hydrogen energy technologies. Georgia Tech will conduct a range of related research initiatives in collaboration with the Hyundai America Technical Center Inc., the North American arm of the Korean automotive giant responsible for design, technology, and engineering, as well as the Namyang R&D Center, Hyundai Motor’s research and development hub in South Korea.
Hyundai Motor and Georgia Tech have joined forces to foster the growth
Furthermore, the partnership will offer support to promising startups affiliated with the university, fostering opportunities for future mobility technology and innovation. Hyundai Motor and Georgia Tech have joined forces to foster the growth of future mobility technology professionals by enabling students from Georgia Tech to engage in collaborative technology development initiatives.
Hyundai Motor and Georgia Tech have joined forces to foster the growth of future mobility technology professionals by enabling students from Georgia Tech to engage in collaborative technology development initiatives.
This Korean automotive conglomerate intends to proactively identify and cultivate its forthcoming mobility specialists from the university by means of diverse initiatives, such as a summer internship program.