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Hyundai Motor and Unity partner to build Meta-Factory

The Meta-Factory will allow Hyundai to test-run a factory virtually in order to calculate the optimized plant operation, and enable plant managers to solve problems without having to physically visit the plant, the company also stated. 

January 7, 2022   by CM Staff

Hyundai Motor Company and Unity (NYSE: U) announced at CES 2022 a partnership to build a metaverse roadmap and platform for Meta-Factory.

LAS VEGAS and SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Company and Unity announced at CES 2022 a partnership to jointly design and build a new metaverse roadmap and platform for Meta-Factory.

The companies held a virtual MOU signing ceremony with Youngcho Chi, President and Chief Innovation Officer of Hyundai Motor Group, Hong Bum Jung, Senior Vice President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Global Innovation Center in Singapore with Jules Shumaker, Senior Vice President, Revenue, Create Solutions, Unity and Dave Rhodes, Senior Vice President of Digital Twin, Unity, participating. 

The Meta-Factory will allow Hyundai to test-run a factory virtually in order to calculate the optimized plant operation, and enable plant managers to solve problems without having to physically visit the plant, the company also stated.

Hyundai plans to first apply the Meta-Factory concept to the HMGICS facility, supporting the group’s initiative to create an open hub for research and development.

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“HMGICS will become a manufacturing innovation “game changer” through this world class Meta-Factory collaboration,” said President Chi in a statement.

“And HMGICS will lead the future innovation by introducing various technologies that will transform mobility paradigm through human-centred value chain innovation.”

“Real-time digital twins will permanently change how we live, work, shop and make a positive impact on our planet, representing a significant component of what is often referred to as the metaverse,” said John Riccitiello, Chief Executive Officer, Unity in a statement.

“Hyundai’s vision for the future, including the digital twin of factory operations, represents a significant technological step forward in manufacturing with unlimited potential in its efficiency.”


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