OREANDA-NEWS.Hyundai Motor and Skolkovo Innovation Center signed a cooperation agreement on the creation of an IT startup for the development of new services. This was reported to the Russian media at the Hyundai Motor CIS Representative Office.

The president of the regional headquarters of Hyundai Motor Russia & CIS, Son Köngsu, noted that within the framework of cooperation, he hopes to "make the life of his clients convenient and comfortable". “With this agreement, we confirm our readiness and interest in productive cooperation with the global automotive industry giants. I am confident that cooperation with the Skolkovo Foundation will create unique conditions for the Hyundai Mobility Lab to develop advanced digital solutions”, said Viktor Vekselberg, President of the Skolkovo Foundation.

The startup was named Hyundai Mobility Lab, its goal will be to create and implement an application with which the client will be able to subscribe and remotely rent a Hyundai car and get "a set of additional services aimed at creating high-quality and comfortable conditions". The start of the Hyundai Mobility program is scheduled for the second half of 2019. Last week it was reported: "Yandex" and one of the divisions of the South Korean auto concern - Hyundai Mobis will be engaged in the development of software and hardware for unmanned vehicles. Prototypes drone plan to create based on the serial cars Hyundai and Kia".

Earlier, the Ministry of Industry and Trade disclosed the details of a special investment contract with Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus, which relates to a project to localize the production of passenger cars in Russia. This is stated in the message of the Ministry, received in the Russian media. "The total investment will amount to 16.6 billion rubles, but taking into account the investments of other companies belonging to the Hyundai Motor Group, for example, Hyundai WIA, which will manufacture engines, the total amount of investments can reach about 35 billion rubles", said the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, adding that the contract was concluded for ten years.