The alliance between Hyundai And Kia has recently brought to the market two very interesting cars such as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6, but the collaboration between these two important Korean companies knows no boundaries, not even the terrestrial ones: according to what has spread in recent days, the group formed by Hyundai and Kia is said to be working on a project, in collaboration with various research institutes, to give life to a lunar rover.
The working group will meet in August, and will combine the technical knowledge related to long-distance exploration with the intelligent mobility technologies developed by Hyundai and Kia: the two car manufacturers will be able to enjoy the specific know-how of space exploration and they will be able to integrate their technologies with systems designed by governmental and private entities with which they have decided to collaborate.
In addition to the allure of space exploration, this project will allow Hyundai and Kia to make great strides in the design of smarter and more autonomous mobility solutions to be used even on earth. The lunar environment is particularly hostile, it is characterized by particularly extreme temperatures (it can go from -247 ° C up to + 127 ° C9, rough terrain full of craters, very abrasive powder and reduced gravity: in short, to make a rover work in space it must be designed with great attention to detail, otherwise in a short time the device will be completely consumed by the hostile environment in which it was shipped.
South Korea returns to talk about itself in the field of space exploration a few months after the latest news on the matter: last June the Korean state announced the first successful launch of a space rocket produced entirely in the countryand today we are probably discovering what will be one of the first missions entrusted to the rocket – the development process of the rover will be long and complex, but given the realities involved it will certainly be carried out in the best possible way.