SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Motor Group is extending its futuristic offerings beyond a recently-revealed wearable robot reminiscent of Iron Man.
Following the latest photo releases of Iron Man look-a-like robot prototypes, Hyundai’s plans to develop advanced weaponry have also been revealed. The group’s subsidiaries, including Hyundai Motor, Kia Motor, Hyundai Mobis, Hyundai Rotem, and Hyundai Dymos, are planning to develop and manufacture the world’s best tactical vehicles and armored cars.
For starters, Kia Motors will start manufacturing mini tactical vehicles this year.
The vehicles will be bullet-proof, and feature run-flat tires. Other commercial vehicle accommodations such as air conditioning, anti-lock brakes, automatic transmission, and a rear camera and monitor will also be included.
Hyundai Wia will help equip the Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) for the unit. The station will allow for the remote control of an exterior camera and machine gun, will will feature higher accuracy as it will be able to automatically calculate the bullets’ trajectory. It also keeps the gunners shielded from enemy exposure.
Hyundai Rotem is in the final stages of developing an armored wheeled vehicle.
Hyundai Motor Company provided the vehicle’s high-performance 420hp engine, which was further improved for military purposes, while Kia supplied the suspension, brakes, and steering technology.
By Joseph Shin (firstname.lastname@example.org)