Seoul – Hankook & Co., Hankook Tire’s holding company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) to build a data infrastructure platform and strengthen cooperation in research for the “post-AI age.”
The ‘symbiotic transformation for AI-infused reality (STAR) project’ was launched with the goal of creating an innovative open data platform in line with the transition to “a data-centric society,” Hankook announced 29 June.
As part of the project, Hankook said it would support KAIST in preparing "a virtual testbed and a real-virtual symbiosis testbed" as well as in building a converged data cloud sharing platform.
Once the project completed, the group’s key affiliate Hankook Tire is expected to carry out pilot programmes to promote “smart life, smart factory and smart mobility” utilising the data sharing platform.
Furthermore, Hankook will tap the platform for tire R&D using real-time road traffic data analysis as well as real-world driving records and traffic accident data.
The experimental testbed platform within Metaverse (convergence of virtual world and reality) will accelerate industry-academia cooperation for new technology development, said Dongman Lee, Dean of KAIST College of Engineering.
This, he said, will enable on-site industrial training programmes to foster talent for “the post-AI era.” .
"We will continue to put our utmost efforts to strengthen research capabilities in digital technologies that will lead the future," said Seyeol Ryu, the executive director of Hankook & Co. digital strategy team.
Hankook and KAIST have been collaborating on digital technologies since 2019 and established a joint venture to accelerate R&D and digital technology competence.