Hyundai Plans to Use Metaverse in its “Metamobility” Vision

Metaverse has been making its way via the evolution of the Internet and smart devices; allowing users to access virtual or augmented reality environments. Hyundai is taking the metaverse concept deeper through its visions of a future, in which its automobiles can create a 3-D enhanced environment — where passengers can experience both physical and virtual worlds. Calling it the “Metamobility,” Hyundai envisions a future project of creating a space where humans, with the help of robots, can experience both real and virtual moments.

About Hyundai’s Ambitious Metaverse Project

Hyundai’s “Metamobility” car concept is one that can provide users the mobile space they need, while accessing a virtual meeting room, a video game space or simply a space for a musical or theatrical entertainment, all with the help of a robot.

Let us say a Metamobility user is on his way to an art gallery auction that is already ongoing. He can be at the gallery with the help of an avatar robot, allowing the user to take part in the bidding by being virtually present in the physical or digital world.

To many, rhe ‘metaverse’ may still be vague and remotely impossible, yet so far, the leading South Korean car manufacturer has already taken important steps. In early January of this year, the car company presented its Metamobility concept in the 2022 CES a.k.a. Consumer Electronics Show.

Hyundai showed how robots can help humans with mobility issues to at least visualize, and at the most experience what it’s like to be in a place or territory that was impossible for a disabled person to reach.

Actually, the South Korean car company reported that it has already invested in Uber for the development of flying vehicles. In addition, it has acquired majority ownership of Boston Dynamics, the company that developed the two-legged and four-legged robots, Atlas and Spot,

Silicone Valley’s Reception of the Metaverse Concept

Currently, the metaverse concept has already been part of new developments in Silicon Valley, not only with Meta/Facebook. Epic Games, the creator Fortnite, and leading chipmaker Nvidia are some of the major companies already exploring the metaverse concept.

Actually, the idea of being able to travel virtually in 3D environments has drawn greater attention ever since the COVID-19 outbreak. Metaverse helped connect people during the health crisis, allowing them to overcome the most critical periods by enabling them to continue their business remotely and safely.

Some towing companies are wondering how the metaverse concept will apply to the towing business, where mobility is the problem itself. Not a few surmise that this could come in the form of a Car Care Service, run and operated by robots that can also perform road assistance as first responders, to help motorists get back on the road and reach their destination. Rendering programmable towing services is mainly for vehicles that have been abandoned or totaled; or in some cases have been assessed as illegally parked after the lapse of the prescribed 72-hour period.

Automated transport services of a towing company san jose car owners might welcome, are those that will completely eliminate the need to pay for exorbitant fees to recover their vehicle in a storage facility. This isn’t far from happening as most towing companies in California are now harnessing information and digital technologies in providing 24/7 roadside assistance and towing services.