Hyundai has launched MoceanLab, a mobility service venture, as part of the Group’s larger initiative to create a sustainable, connected future.
The ‘Lab’ will provide mobility services in Los Angeles, and expand its services to autonomous ridesharing, shuttling, multimodal transportation, and personal mobility.
As we know, LA’s large and diverse population does pose its challenges, with congestion and pollution straining the ecosystem, so this initiative will help the region’s commitments to transportation innovation and sustainability.
“Hyundai Motor Group will introduce innovative mobility platforms and demonstrate diverse mobility services in Los Angeles,” said Kyounglim Yun, Executive Vice President of Hyundai Motor Group. “More and more customers, including citizens of LA and tourists, will greatly benefit from MoceanLab as its service gradually covers a larger area of LA and diversify its mobility services. With such efforts, Hyundai Motor Group aims to lead the technology development for clean mobility.”
Mocean Carshare, a pilot programme from MoceanLab, will be a part of the City of Los Angeles’ carsharing permit pilot programme offered by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The Group will utilise up to 20 Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid Electric vehicles for the pilot programme, set to start at the end of 2019.
MoceanLab will further expand beyond the initial carsharing pilot programme. In anticipation of the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, MoceanLab aims to alleviate traffic and increase convenience. Ultimately connecting customers to mass transit options and reduce traffic congestion around the city. This includes services offering autonomous ridesharing, shuttling, multimodal transportation, and personal mobility.