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CES2023 HD Hyundai aims to pioneer the ocean's infinite potential, expand human territory and lead sustainable growth


Jan. 5, 2023

"For HD Hyundai, the ocean is our home base; It's where we can share the depth of our expertise. We hope to realize a sustainable future for mankind by capitalizing on the ocean's infinite potential," said Kisun Chung, CEO of HD Hyundai, at the press conference. "To solve the most pressing challenges faced by mankind today, including the global energy crisis and climate change, we must capitalize on the infinite potential of the sea. As a future builder, HD Hyundai will take lead in driving a historic expansion of human territory and sustainable growth for future generations through a paradigm shift with Ocean Transformation."

Ocean Transformation is a completely new approach of working with the ocean, a major repository of earth's resources and the center of global networks. The approach embodies a more concretized role for HD Hyundai and the direction it's heading with the Future Builder initiative the company announced at last year's CES.

As mentioned in the opening remarks by Kisun Chung, the four key visions and goals to drive Ocean Transformation include Ocean Mobility, OceanWise, Ocean Life, and Ocean Energy. Sungjoon Kim, Head of the Advanced Research Center at Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), presented on Ocean Mobility, floating the idea of next-generation digital ships that are eco-friendly as an answer to ocean sustainability. Other visions were presented by experts in each respective field, including Jiae Shim and Bongseok Baek, managers at Hyundai Global Service, who introduced HD Hyundai's marine data solution using A.I. and big data technology as well as Carl Johansson, director at Avikus, who shared the blueprints for a safer and freer sea enabled by autonomous technologies. Further, Yuri Kim, senior researcher at KSOE revealed the vision for an ocean energy ecosystem envisaged by HD Hyundai.

Executives from HD Hyundai's key partners, such as Shyam Sankar, COO of Palantir and Jan Kjaersgaard, CEO of Offshore Wind at GE Renewable Energy, also participated as speakers to affirm their commitment to taking part in HD Hyundai's innovations and ventures to turn the ocean's potentials into realities.

"We plan to showcase our vision and technology for the global audience again this year, following last year's participation in CES," said an HD Hyundai representative. "Through CES 2023, HD Hyundai plans to actively seek new business collaboration opportunities with global leaders in various fields."

To this end, HD Hyundai has established a value chain wherein it utilizes the company's technologies in shipbuilding, offshore, energy, and industrial machinery, to produce, safely transport, and utilize eco-friendly energy to become a leader in transforming the ocean into a sustainable eco-friendly energy source.

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4 Degrees of Ship Automation

Now, we research and develop and commercialize degree 1 & 2 autonomous navigation solutions (Assistant system).

In addition to this, we continue to research and develop degree 3&4 solutions (Autonomous system).


Like autonomous car, according to IMO, autonomous ship divides into 4 degrees.

  • Watch/Monitoring
  • Control/Operation
  • Driver responsibility
  • System Control/Driver responsibility
  • System responsibility
Assistant system
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    Ship with automated processes and decision support

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    Remotely controlled ship with seafarers on board

Autonomous system
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    Remotely controlled ship without seafarers on board

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    Fully autonomous ship


At a Glance

Korea is a well-respected shipbuilding powerhouse.

However, to maintain this great reputation, it is essential to lead the technology in the field of autonomous operation, which will be the core technology for the next-generation shipping industry.

If you settle for the current level of technology and situation, you will never discover a new ocean.

The development and commercialization of autonomous driving technology in vehicles are already underway.

In contrast, the level of commercialization of autonomous navigation technology is still very low, and there hasn’t been a global case of commercialization yet.

Korea has the advantages for autonomous navigation technology development, as we are the best in the world for shipbuilding and ICT infrastructure.

Therefore, Avikus' goal is not to settle for the current technology but to develop and commercialize technologies for the future to be the pioneer of the future shipping industry.

We succeeded in commercializing HiNAS(Hyundai intelligent Navigation Assistant System) for the first time in the world and will be a 'Maritime Autonomous Pioneer' that leads the commercialization of autonomous navigation solutions for all ships from large commercial vessels to leisure boats based on the largest number of commercialization cases and data of ours.

NAS Control

Ongoing Projects


World's 1st Atonomous Large Merchant Vessel Trans Oceanic Voyage

Autonomous LNG Carrier
Trans-Ocean Project

NAS Control console for navigation control
HIL Simulator

We installed NAS Control on a large LNG carrier built by HD HYUNDAI and planned to demonstrate its autonomous navigation across the ocean for the first time in the world.