Hyundai Motor Group recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Nusantara Capital City Authority to explore an Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) ecosystem in Indonesia, reports a press release.

The signing was attended by Jaiwon Shin, President and Head of Hyundai Motor Group’s Advanced Air Mobility Division, with Indonesian government officials, including Bambang Susantono, Head of the Nusantara Capital City Authority. The latter will become a special agency tasked with managing and governing the city of Nusantara, the new and future capital of Indonesia located on East Kalimantan.

(l to r) Jaiwon Shin, President and Head of Hyundai Motor Group’s Advanced Air Mobility Division; Bambang Susantono, Head of the Nusantara Capital City Authority

The MoU aims to introduce AAM as part of a smart mobility ecosystem in the new capital city that Indonesia is working to establish. The Group plans to develop a roadmap and review the concept of consolidated mobility for ground and air while carrying out an AAM demonstration project and test flights.

Bambang Susantono, Head of the Capital City Nusantara Authority, commented, “Implementing advanced air mobility in Nusantara is in line with the city’s spirit of being a ‘living laboratory’ in Indonesia, open to creating a culture of new learning, working and lifestyle as part of this smart and sustainable city.”

Indonesia, which is the largest aviation market in Southeast Asia, consists of more than 18,000 islands, making it difficult to develop land transportation.

Graphic Image of Capital’s Futuristic Look

The authority expects to help improve the mobility of islanders by efficiently building an AAM ecosystem that utilises Indonesia’s high-level aviation infrastructure and technological capabilities.

The Group also plans to build a global AAM ecosystem beyond the SEA region based on its achievements in Indonesia.

For more information

https://www.hyundaimotorgroup.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nusantara_Capital_City_Authority

(top pic: graphic Image of Nusantara)