KAIST Honors BMW and Hyundai with the 2022 Future Mobility of the Year Award​

KAIST Honors BMW and Hyundai with the 2022 Future Mobility of the Year Award​

KAIST (President Kwang Hyung Lee) will be hosting the “2022 Future Mobility of the Year (FMOTY) Awards” at the Convention Hall of the BEXCO International Motor Show at Busan in the afternoon of the 14th.

The Future Mobility of the Year Awards is an award ceremony that selects a model that showcases useful transportation technology and innovative service concepts for the future society among the set of concept cars exhibited at the motor show.

As a one of a kind international concept car awards established by KAIST's Cho Chun Shik Grduate School of Mobility (Headed by Professor Jang In-Gwon), the auto journalists from 11 countries were invited to be the jurors to select the winner. With the inaugural awards ceremony held in 2019, over the past three years, automakers from around the globe, including internationally renowned automakers, such as, Volvo/Toyota (2019), Honda/Hyundai (2020), and Renault (2021), even a new start-up car manufacturer like Canoo, the winner of last year’s award for commercial vehicles, were honored for their award-winning works.

At this year’s awards ceremony, the 4th of its kind, BMW's “iVision Circular” and Hyundai's “'Trailer Drone” were selected as the best concept cars of the year, the former from the Private Mobility category and the latter from the Public & Commercial Vehicles category.

The jury consisting of 16 domestic and foreign auto journalists, including BBC Top Gear's Paul Horrell and Car Magazine’s Georg Kacher, evaluated 53 concept car contestants that made their entry last year. The jurors’ general comment was that while the trend of the global automobile market flowing fast towards electric vehicles, this year's award-winning works presented a new vision in the field of eco-friendly design and unmanned logistics.

Private Mobility Categry Winner:BMWiVision Circular

BMW's 'iVision Circular', the winner of the Private Mobility category, is an eco-friendly compact car in which all parts of the vehicle are designed with recycled and/or natural materials. It has received favorable reviews for its in-depth implementation of the concept of a futuristic eco-friendly car by manufacturing the tires from natural rubber and adopting a design that made recycling of its parts very easily when the car is to be disposed of.

Public & CommercialVehicles Categry Winner:Hyundai Trailer Drone

Hyundai Motor Company’s “Trailer Drone”, the winner of the Public & Commercial Vehicles category, is an eco-friendly autonomous driving truck that can transport large-scale logistics from a port to a destination without a human driver while two unmanned vehicles push and drag a trailer. The concept car won supports from a large number of judges for the blueprint it presented for a groundbreaking logistics service that applied both eco-friendly hydrogen fuel cell and fully autonomous driving technology.

Jurors from overseas congratulated the development team of BMW and Hyundai Motor Company via a video message for providing a new direction for the global automobile industry as it strives to transform in line with the changes in the post-pandemic era.

Professor Bo-won Kim, the Vice President for Planning and Budget of KAIST, who was presented the awards, said, “It is time for the K-Mobility wave to sweep over the global mobility industry.” “KAIST will lead in the various fields of mobility technologies to support global automakers,” he added.

At the ceremony, along with KAIST officials, including Vice President Bo-Won Kim and Professor In-Gwon Jang, the Head of Cho Chun Shik Graduate School of Mobility, are the Deputy Mayor Seong-Kwon Lee of the City of Busan and the figures from the automobile industry, including Jean-Philippe Parain, the Senior Vice President of BMW Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, who is visiting Korea to receive the '2022 Future Mobility' award, and Lee Sangyup, the Head of Hyundai Motor Design Center and the Executive Vice President of Hyundai Motor Company, are expected to attend.

More information about the awards ceremony and winning works are available at the official website of this year's Future Mobility Awards (www.fmoty.org).

In-Gwon Jang, Ph.D.
theFuture Mobility of the Year Awards

Head Professor
KAISTCho Chun ShikGraduate School of Mobility

Attached files
  • 2022 Future Mobility of the Year Awards Logo
  • 2022 Winner of Private Mobility Category: BMW "iVision Circular"
  • 2022 Winner of Public and Commercial Vehicles Category: Hyundai "Trailer Drone"
  • KAIST VP of Planning and Budget, Dr. Bo-Won Kim with BMW Award Recipient, Jean-Philippe Parain, the Senior Vice President of BMW Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa
  • KAIST VP of Planning and Budget, Dr. Bo-Won Kim with Hyundai Award Recipient, Sangyup Lee, the Head of Hyundai Motor Design Center and the Executive VP of Hyundai Motors and a companion
  • Splitting the center are KAIST Vice President Bo-Won Kim on the right, and Seong-Kwon Lee, the Deputy Mayor of the City of Busan on the left. To Kim's left is the Senior VP of BMW Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Jean-Philippe Parain, and to Lee's Right is Sangyup Lee, the Head of Hyundai Motor Design Center and the Executive VP of Hyundai Motors, with the crystal plaque of honor in their hands.
Regions: Asia, South Korea
Keywords: Applied science, People in technology & industry, Transport, Business, Automotive, Other transport


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