The HMG Smart City master model presents a human-centered future city that is well connected by mobility solutions while coexisting harmoniously with nature. The model will serve as a guideline for developing cities that are empowered to sustain the natural environment while offering advanced air mobility, robotics, and hydrogen fuel cell technology.
“The HMG Smart City master model is our vision for a human-centered city that will revitalize urban communities,” Hyundai’s president and chief innovation officer, Youngcho Chi said at the World Cities Summit panel discussion.
“In future smart cities, our ambition is for humankind to live with nature while embracing technology. Our air and ground mobility solutions will redefine urban boundaries, connect people in meaningful ways, and revitalize cities.”
The HMG Smart City concept is a hexagonal-shaped city with a human-centered surface layer and a function-centered underground layer. On the surface layer, the buildings encircle nature, in the form of parks and forests, which sit at the center of the city, effectively minimizing the gross area developed by humankind.
Buildings are arranged in three sections based on population density and according to their purposes. For instance, city landmarks will be in the high-density area, while security infrastructure will be located in the medium-density area, enabling effortless access to any section.
The city center will feature recreational forests, parks, and a reservoir to provide water for the city. To ensure carbon neutrality, the city’s primary power source will be hydrogen, distributed through the smart grid pipelines to power buildings through hydrogen fuel cell generators.
The Hyundai Group has also signed MOU with Singapore’s government agency JTC on a transport modelling project that aims to enhance logistics efficiency using autonomous driving, EV, AI, and big data.
“We will continue to work with governments around the globe to bring our smart city vision to reality, while rapidly advancing capabilities in future mobility solutions,” added Youngcho.