South Korea’s Kia Motors Corp. is constructing navy autos for the Korean military to increase software for military-style heavy-duty civilian SUVs and vehicles.
The corporate introduced Wednesday it held a vital design assessment (CDR) with the Korean military to current the design of two.5- and 5-tonne vehicles constructed on next-generation platform standardized for tactical missions at its Gwangju manufacturing facility on Oct. 20.
Different development-related authorities officers additionally joined the assessment and agreed to kick off prototype improvement throughout the yr for operational check and analysis in 2021.
Kia Motors goals to produce the brand new tactical autos to the navy from 2024.
The newest mission is to switch the prevailing normal 2.5- and 5-tonne tactical vehicles and develop new 5-tonne armored autos, collectively invested by Kia Motors and the Korean military for 5 years. They’ve signed a partnership for the event on the finish of December final yr.
New normal mid-sized autos, which shall be powered by a 7-liter diesel engine, are reported to function numerous security and comfort choices like rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance help with newest applied sciences. The corporate plans to make use of the brand new vehicles as a modular design for future upgrades.
ATVs based mostly on naked chassis of Kia Motors’ Mohave SUV are also beneath improvement. A brand new idea ATV is scheduled for a showcase early subsequent yr. The carmaker plans to use the heavy-tactical options to design autos for civilian leisure or industrial employment.
Kia Motors has been energetic in improvement of next-generation applied sciences relevant on navy autos. Autonomous driving resolution, for instance, can be utilized to deploy unmanned autos at navy camps or airports and transport navy provides to the frontlines.
By Search engine optimization Jin-woo and Lee Ha-yeon
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