Automotive Hyundai Singtel 5G MOU

Published on March 24th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair

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Hyundai EVs In Singapore Will Use Singtel 5G

When Hyundai starts making cars at HMGICS, they’ll be using Singtel’s 5G network.

Yesterday, representatives from Hyundai Motor Company and Singtel signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the near future.

The core of this MOU centres around pairing Singtel’s 5G network with the upcoming Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Centre Singapore (HMGICS) and future mobility solutions that will be produced there.

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Here’s the press release with more information.

PRESS RELEASE

Hyundai Motor Company and Singtel today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on a range of ventures to support smart manufacturing and connectivity for electric vehicle battery subscription service. The MOU follows Hyundai Motor Group’s announcement in October 2020 that it is setting up a new state-of-the-art Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Centre Singapore (HMGICS) to conduct studies on future mobility and explore innovative solutions, services and disruptive technologies to revolutionise commuters’ transport experience. 

Hyundai Motor will combine its expertise in developing innovative automotive and manufacturing solutions with Singtel’s capabilities in 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), and next generation info-communications technologies and solutions to develop Industry 4.0 advanced digital solutions to   transform the way vehicles are currently manufactured. The parties will develop and pilot a 5G-enabled smart factory use case for HMGICS’ intelligent manufacturing platform, and potentially scaling it up for deployment across Hyundai’s manufacturing plants globally. 

Hyundai and Singtel will also work together on an IoT communications solution for the batteries powering Hyundai’s electric vehicles (EVs) in Singapore. The IoT system enables Hyundai to monitor the telemetry, or automatic data transmission, of the batteries’ real-time status and performance. The data-driven insights can enhance the EV’s reliability, advancing Singapore’s EV ecosystem and Smart Nation vision of connected and sustainable mobility solutions. 

Located at Jurong West, the HMGICS is a seven-storey innovation centre which covers a footprint of 44,000 sq m and is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

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