Hyundai has celebrated the virtual groundbreaking of the Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Centre in Singapore.
Officials from the Korean and Singaporean governments, as well as the Hyundai Group attended the ceremony.
These included Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong; Korean Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Sung Yun-mo; and Hyundai Motor Group Executive Vice Chairman Euisun Chung.
The virtual event with the Singapore government was hosted by connecting the Namyang Research and Development Centre in Korea and Jurong Town Hall in Singapore as a safety measure amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new facility will also allow customers to customise and purchase vehicles online using a smartphone. Production can then start immediately with customers viewing the process thanks to Hyundai’s on-demand technology.
Once the car is ready for delivery, it will be transferred to the 620m Sky Track where customers can test drive the vehicle.
The building will also feature a landing port for Urban Air Mobility, as well as solar panels for clean renewable energy.
Nanyang Technological University has also been declared as the first local academic research partner to collaborate with Hyundai through the Innovation Centre.
The Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Centre will occupy a footprint of 44,000m2 with the building covering 28,000m2. Construction of the site will be completed by the end of 2022.