MOBIS Expand its Open RnD Initiative ？ A Win-Win Result for Technological Partnerships
Hyundai MOBIS 2012/08/23프린트
Hyundai MOBIS 2012/08/23프린트
- Holds a technical forum with top teaching staff and a MOBIS partners’ CTO conference
- Resolves pending issues and stays up-to-the-minute with the latest trends in advanced technology, enhancing its technical competitiveness to break into the global top 5
- Shares its RnD roadmap with partners, strengthening cooperation on projects and carrying out mutual exchanges twice a year
“Noise was generated from some parts while testing the YF hybrid driving motor, but this problem was solved thanks to the advisory group’s advice. It was suggested that the cause of the noise was the glue used when fixing the permanent magnet of driving motor to the rotor core. There is often the risk that we miss out on news of the latest technical trends not only when we resolve pressing issues, but also when we concentrate on research and development, and thus we now are able to learn of current market conditions and technical trends through the advisory group." (A Researcher from the MOBIS RnD Forum, Eco-Friendly Department)
“We carry out RnD through close cooperation with the academic world and our partners. For example, we developed the logic for a lane-keeping system, an upgraded version of the lane-departure warning system that allows a vehicle to return to its lane in the case of veering into another lane. This feat was achieved through joint project with three partners and by building cooperation between academia and industry. It also called on the use of next-generation visual recognition software that integrates lane departure and rear-end collision warning and high-beam control." (A Researcher from the MOBIS R&D Forum, Vision Department)
MOBIS continues to demonstrate the advanced level of its in-house technologies by fitting them to newly released automobiles, while the latest target of its research is ensuring the internal stability of its technology through the RnD Forum, at which MOBIS announced that the company would strive for perfection in technology. The audience, comprised of the nation's leading professors and MOBIS partners’ CTOs (Chief Technology Officer), listened enthusiastically, primarily because it is with their help, through implementing a specifically win-win technological development strategy, that MOBIS plans to expand and strengthen its Open RnD Initiative, helping to secure core, original technologies for the cars of the future.
The technical forum of the RnD network was established to respond to the latest trends in advanced technology and seek out an advisory group in regards to pending issues, while also activating technical exchanges between academia and industry. This year marks the third incarnation of this technical forum. Last year, 22 seminars were held and 220 reports given, a significant result. This year, the forum is divided into 6 departments, including ASV (Advanced Safety Vehicle), Vision, Software, Eco-Friendly, Lamp and Brake.
In fact, MOBIS plans to clarify the purpose of its operations through classifying work processes into the above-listed departments, as well as forming an advisory group and, on the back of that, amplifying the effectiveness of the forum. In other words, MOBIS plans to break away from a more conventional way of holding a forum, in which the focus would tend to fall more on the technical seminars on offer from all departments, and instead opt to make a step towards innovation by operating the forum according to the nature of each department and the conditions at the forum. The goal is to give greater autonomy to each department and achieve more tangible results.
A departmental forum will be held through seminars held with experts in new technological trends relevant to ASV, Vision and Software departments. There will also be a reorganization in the advisory professor group for the Eco-friendly, Lamp and Brake departments. ASV, Vision and Software will hold three seminars per department with different teaching staff to secure more diversity of speakers at the forum, while the Eco-friendly, Lamp and Brake departments will focus on resolving pending issues with the help of the new advisory group.
MOBIS also plans to select a supervision team for each department and make good use of the 90 members of the advisory professor pool in order to maximize the effectiveness of the forum.
160 CTOs from 75 partners took part in three of MOBIS partners’ CTO conferences held last year, as well as at the technical forum. MOBIS plans to share its strategy for technology development and its roadmap for doing so through this year’s CTO conference and, based on this, to cooperate across targeted R&D projects. Plus, participation will be stepped up to include all partners, while communication will be executed through meetings held twice yearly. Such measures are designed to strengthen mutual technical cooperation.
“MOBIS is accelerating RnD innovation through taking on board the current suggestions of experts from the academic world and through cooperation with our partners. We will amplify the synergy by turning RnD into our key win-win model for research and development and, with this, enhance our technical competitiveness to break into the ranks of the global top 5,“ said Jeon Hoseok, President of MOBIS.