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Hyundai partners with 'Top Flight’ to accelerate deployment of UAVs

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Hyundai Motor Company announced a strategic partnership with Top Flight Technologies, Inc., a startup in hybrid-electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies, as part of its broader effort to cement leadership in future mobility solutions.
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Hyundai will team up with the Boston-based startup to explore ways to accelerate the commercial application and deployment of UAVs across various sectors and markets. Joint efforts will extend to cultivating new business opportunities around UAVs, leveraging Top Flight's patented hybrid-electric power system. Potential areas for business development include cargo transport, inspection services and surveillance missions for industrial sites.

Top Flight's proprietary hybrid-electric power system is instrumental in developing optimised solutions for UAV-centered business models, as it allows for extended flight times and heavier payloads for commercial use. Drones powered by the Top Flight Micro Generator Hybrid Power System can stay airborne for up to two hours, while carrying a load of four kilograms.

The American startup also offers an array of scalable UAV solutions, most notably ‘3D Real-time Simulation Environment & Fleet Management System' which provides agile product development tools and the ‘Remote Location Operation Console' that enables simultaneous operation of multiple UAV units.

Hyundai also seeks to enhance its existing operations with the application of drone products and technologies, particularly high-definition (HD) mapping and operations and management (O&M) services.

“In addition to solving the challenges of longer-duration flight for quadcopters, Top Flight is developing the technologies needed to enable new solutions in aerial logistics and mapping which could be useful in Hyundai's future business,” said John Suh, Vice President of Hyundai CRADLE at Hyundai Motor Company.

“Hyundai Motor Company's investment in Top Flight confirms its commitment to autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions, whether on the road or in the air,” commented Dr. Long Phan, CEO, Top Flight Technologies. “We fully believe that Hyundai's world-class assembly and automation capabilities will help spur the production and deployment of aerospace-grade UAVs, more efficiently than ever.”

Hyundai's partnership with Top Flight is another example of the company's continuous efforts to advance its ‘Open Innovation' strategy, which aims to drive innovation that will enhance the company's foothold in the future mobility market.

Founded in 2014, Top Flight Technologies specialises in hybrid-electric power systems and fully autonomous technologies for UAVs.


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