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  • Future Mobility at a Glance: Seoul Smart Mobility Expo 2021

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    • From June 10 (Thu) to 12 (Sat), Oil Tank Culture Park holds the second Seoul Smart Mobility Expo
    • Visitors can see and experience future mobility transportation such as urban aviation, drone taxis, autonomous driving, and advanced logistics at exhibitions of the expo.
    • Seoul and Hyundai Motor Group signed an MOU to “cooperate in actualizing a successful UAM and building an ideal ecosystem”

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, JUNE 10, 2021 – ‐ From June 10 (Thu) to 12 (Sat), Oil Tank Culture Park in Mapo-gu holds Seoul Smart Mobility Expo 2021. The event is organized to predict the future of mobility transportation and suggest blueprints for it. Seoul’s Smart Mobility Expo was first launched in 2019, and this is the second time it raises its curtain. Over 40 companies—including Hyundai Motor, LG Electronics, and Kakao Mobility—participate in this year’s event under the theme of “Smarter city made by Mobility innovation.”

    “The rapid advances of mobility technologies and transition into a contactless society are expediting the era of future mobility,” said Oh Se-hoon, Mayor of Seoul. “Based on a successful event this year, Seoul will usher in future transportation by establishing infrastructure and ecosystem for future mobility, such as Urban Air Mobility (UAM), autonomous driving, and smart logistics/delivery system.”

    On June 10, the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) inked an MOU with Hyundai at Oil Tank Culture Park to join hands in a bid to realize the UAM and create an ecosystem thereof. The two parties will establish a UAM ecosystem and vitalize the industry. For Seoul to emerge as a leading city of the UAM industry, Hyundai will help the city, using its ties with partner cities, including Los Angeles and Coventry.Through the keynote speeches, big mobility tech companies like Hyundai Motor, Hanwha Systems, and Mercedes-Benz Korea showed their determination and ambition for new transportation systems in the future industry.

    In thematic sessions on Thursday and Friday, the SMG shares its vision for mobility and introduces Korean companies’ technologies and businesses along with trends of the mobility industry.

    In themed pavilions where visitors can explore the future mobility of Seoul, various exhibition and demonstration events are waiting for people under three themes: UAM, smart logistics, and self-driving. Visitors can experience drone aircraft, delivery robots, and self-driving VR.

    Furthermore, hands-on events, such as AI robot shows, mobility design exhibitions by college students, wearable robot experience, and autonomous shuttle tours near the venue, welcome citizens.

    Baek Ho, Deputy Mayor for City Transport, said, “I wish the expo be a place where Seoul citizens can witness and experience the future of our mobility, and thus share the SMG’s vision for future transportation as well as top-notch technologies of many different companies.”