On 13th May 2019.
Original news article : HMG Journal blog
Hyundai/Kia announced that it spun off 3 companies :
EMBIOME, Tuneit, Poled, which are promising in-house startup companies. Now the total number of in-house startup companies which are spun off from Hyundai/Kia is 11, since Hyundai/Kia started Venture Plaza program in 2000. (There are the other startup companies like : PLK Technology, Hyundai seasall)
The 3 companies have prepared during 3-5 years and they have the related technology with automobiles.
EMBIOME developed “ECO Coating” technology by fusing Eco-friendly Bio tech and Automotive air conditioning tech. This new technology has been certificated of safety and it’s applied to “Santro” Hyundai car model which has been launched in India at the beginning of this year. Additionally EMBIOME will introduce their original cabin filter and air cleaner within this year.
Tuneit has “Vehicle personalization technology” which let make a car user-optimal by an application like smartphone. Tuneit has been developed as a smart mobility company, applying the Vehicle personalization technology to management of JECAR – car sharing company.
Poled is a professional junior car seat brand which had been established by Hyundai/Kia’s researchers who have more than 10 year experience.
Poled applied “Rotating Ball Guide technology” to junior car seats so it decrease a degree of injury in accidents and increase comforts for children.
Poled launched the new junior car seat last month which can be used for kids from age 0 to 12. Those car seats are certificated by KC and EURO-NCAP.