Hyundai Mobis Expands Technical Exchange in Environmentally Friendly and Autonomous Vehicles

Hyundai Mobis (KRX:012330) is increasing opportunities for technical exchange to secure original future car technologies, such as environmentally-friendly cars and intelligent cars, which emerged as new growth engines of the automotive industry.

On April 28th, Hyundai Mobis announced that it would invite dozens of local and overseas experts consisting of university professors and researchers from institutions and organizations, and hold the industry-academia ‘Technology Forum’ from May to November.

This ‘Technology Forum’ was first held in 2010, and this year marks its 7th anniversary. The forum began with the aim of actively embracing the knowledge and ideas of external experts from various fields, and thus improving the R&D capabilities of Hyundai Mobis.

As part of the forum, the company will hold professional technical seminars and workshops, and receive feedback from experts in various fields and explore the direction of developing advanced environmentally-friendly and intelligent vehicle technologies.

“We will further strengthen our practical focuses, add more diversity to our pool of overseas experts, and do our best to develop core future car technologies by leveraging the results of the seminars.”

This year’s ‘Technology Forum’ is divided into 9 subcommittees in total. Reflecting the latest technological trends, the forum is divided into DAS (Driver Assistance System), environmentally-friendliness, safety, lamps, design, and materials, and a total of 26 technical seminars will be held.

Automobiles and Internet of Things (IoT) interworking technology, autonomous driving image processing platform, and the technology for improving the performance of the In-Wheel (integrating the driving and braking system in the wheels of the car) system were selected as key topics of the seminar. Of particular interest is the ‘Deep learning-based image recognition technology,’ which recently attracted fame for being the learning method used by the ‘artificial intelligence’ AlphaGo.

This year, the company will invite foreigners, who used to work with foreign automakers, e.g. Japan’s Toyota, in a bid to reinforce the seminar involving overseas experts. The seminar to be held on topics related to the ARS System (Active Roll Stabilization) will provide participants with an opportunity to grasp the current status and technology development methods of competitors.

From the first technology forum back in 2010 until last year, a total of 157 local and overseas experts attended the seminar, and discussed current issues in automotive research and academic research trends.

“Ongoing technical exchange with outstanding local and overseas experts has been very helpful towards realizing advanced research on automotive technologies,” said Baek Kyung-kuk, head of the Research and Planning Department, Hyundai Mobis. “We will further strengthen our practical focuses, add more diversity to our pool of overseas experts, and do our best to develop core future car technologies by leveraging the results of the seminars.”

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