Metaverse-based digital-twin factory will be used to optimise plant operation and allow virtual problem solving. HMGICS innovation hub, which will be completed at the end of 2022, to be the first facility to implement Hyundai’s Meta-Factory concept


The two companies announced the partnership to jointly design and build a new metaverse roadmap and platform for Meta-Factory at CES 2022. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) covers the fields of smart manufacturing, AI training and study as well as autonomous driving simulation.

Hyundai plans to first apply the Meta-Factory concept to the HMGICS facility (due to be completed at the end of 2022), supporting the Group’s initiative to create an open innovation hub for research and development. At HMGICS, Hyundai and Unity’s partnership will further accelerate innovation in the field of intelligent manufacturing, integrating AI, 5G and other advanced technologies into a next- generation smart factory platform.

Beginning with the MOU, the companies say they will seek ways to expand the partnership to develop innovations in metaverse-based digital twin factory, while also expanding collaborating in the fields of AI training and study as well as autonomous driving simulation. Hyundai will also continue to pursue active partnership opportunities with other global partners such as Microsoft to further accelerate advancement of smart factory.