Faced with a change of social paradigm, there are many companies that have begun to design their next cities of the future, where the appearance of technology in the most basic layers of a society have been essential. In Hyundai they have already begun to think about what the nearest future will be like, and that is that for the Asian firm they remain faithful to their essence that the important thing is the user, so whye good connections promoting urban mobility, that is, without exerting any negative action against nature and the environment.
Taking advantage of the 2022 global cities summit held in Singapore, the firm has presented its smart city model. According to the group’s president, Youngcho Chi, ” Our air and land mobility solutions will redefine urban boundaries, connect people in meaningful ways and revitalize cities.”
In Hyundai we are presented with a honeycomb city, of hexagonal shape and with a surface layer that is centered on the human being, while a lower layer is enhanced for functionality. In the surface layer, buildings surround nature, in the form of parks and forests, which are located in the center of the city, thus minimizing the gross surface developed by man. The buildings are divided into three sections according to population density: high, medium and low.
The city will be connected through road infrastructure in the underground layer. All goods and services will be transported underground through autonomous mobility to the automated logistics center of each region, where autonomous robots will make the final delivery. For its part, users and inhabitants will travel by advanced air mobility by flying vehicles. Regarding the energy source we find the use of hydrogen, which will be distributed through the pipes of the smart grid to power the buildings through hydrogen fuel cell generators. All this will help to make the carbon footprint practically zero, enhancing safety and the environment at all times by reducing emissions.