Hyundai, Kia partner with KAIST to develop advanced Lidar sensors for autonomous driving

Strategic Partnerships
ATI News Team

The parties are collaborating through a joint research lab called the Hyundai Motor Group-KAIST On-Chip LiDAR Joint Research Lab

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In a press release on Feb. 23, Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Corp. have partnered with Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) to develop next-generation autonomous driving sensors through a joint research lab.

The lab, called the Hyundai Motor Group-KAIST On-Chip LiDAR Joint Research Lab, will be established at KAIST in Daejeon, South Korea, to develop high-performance and compact on-chip Lidar sensors. The lab aims to overcome the limitations of conventional Lidar sensors, and improve the accuracy and reliability of autonomous driving technology.

The lab will consist of approximately 30 researchers from Hyundai-Kia Institute of Advanced Technology Development and KAIST, including professors Sang-Hyeon Kim, Sangsik Kim, Wanyeong Jung and Hamza Kurt from KAIST's School of Electrical Engineering. KAIST will lead the specialized work of each research team, such as the development of silicon optoelectronic on-chip Lidar components, fabrication of high-speed, high-power integrated circuits to run the Lidar systems, and the optimization and verification of Lidar systems.

Hyundai Motor and Kia will oversee the operation of the joint research lab and provide support, such as monitoring technological trends, suggesting research directions, deriving core ideas, and recommending technologies and experts to enhance research capabilities. The lab will operate for four years until 2028.

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