Hyundai Motor Group Acquires US Firm Boston Dynamics for $880 Million: Report

Published:Nov 22, 202318:10
Hyundai Motor Group Acquires US Firm Boston Dynamics for $880 Million: Report

Seoul: Hyundai Motor Group mentioned on Monday its three associates and its chief have acquired a controlling stake in US-based robotics agency Boston Dynamics for $880 million. The funding is a part of the South Korean automaking group's broader plans to strengthen its competitiveness in future mobility options. 2021 Hyundai Alcazar Three-Row SUV Launched in India at Rs 16.30 Lakh; Examine Variant-Sensible Costs, Options & Specs.

In December, the board of administrators on the three associates -- Hyundai Motor, Hyundai Mobis and Hyundai Glovis -- permitted the plan to accumulate a mixed 80 % stake in Boston Dynamics whose worth is estimated at $1.1 billion, from Japanese funding agency SoftBank Group Capital Ltd and two people.

In the identical month, Hyundai introduced it should make investments 60.1 trillion gained by 2025 for future mobility to realize an even bigger share within the quickly evolving world vehicle market, studies Yonhap information company.

Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Euisun final week visited Boston Dynamics within the US to debate the newest robotics know-how traits with its executives. In December final 12 months, the world's fifth-largest automotive group acquired an 80 % stake in Boston Dynamics, which is legendary for its dog-like robotic Spot to leverage its robotics know-how in different industrial areas.

Hyundai Motor mentioned it plans to create synergy between robotics, autonomous automobiles, city air mobility and good factories to supply numerous mobility companies each in non-public and public sectors. Boston Dynamics is the established chief in creating agile, cell robots which have been efficiently built-in into numerous enterprise operations.

The deal can be anticipated to permit Hyundai Motor Group and Boston Dynamics to leverage one another's respective strengths in manufacturing, logistics, development and automation. Boston Dynamics can be getting into the logistics automation market with the business main Decide, a pc vision-based depalletizing resolution, and was more likely to introduce a cell robotic for warehouses this 12 months.

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