Hyundai Motor and Kia announced the signing of a joint research agreement with six state-owned South Korean research institutes, and formed a special structure for joint work, including the Korea Institute of Astronomy and Space Sciences.
Hyundai and Kia formed an ad hoc group, bringing together software and hardware developers, space experts and specialized equipment, as well as robotics experts, and joint research will begin next month.
The essential importance of the agreement was that it had brought together not only commercial companies but also public research institutions to develop new space technologies. The development of Moon exploration machines required special equipment, software and telecommunications solutions.
In February of last year, Hyundai Motor had already published an image of the Paraklete drone, developed by the New Horizons Studio, a Hyundai-controlled company operating in the United States Silicon Valley.