Hyundai Motor, Top Flight partner to accelerate commercial deployment of UAVs

Hyundai Motor Company has announced it has partnered with Boston-based startup Top Flight Technologies, Inc. specializing in hybrid-electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies, the company said.

Hyundai said the partnership is part of its broader effort to cement leadership in future mobility solutions.

Hyundai will team up with Top Flight to explore ways to accelerate the commercial application and deployment of UAVs across various sectors and markets. Joint efforts will extend to cultivating new business opportunities around UAVs, leveraging Top Flight´s patented hybrid-electric power system. Potential areas for business development include cargo transport, inspection services and surveillance missions for industrial sites.

Top Flight´s proprietary hybrid-electric power system is instrumental in developing optimized solutions for UAV-centered business models, as it allows for extended flight times and heavier payloads for commercial use.

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond with its range of world-class vehicles and mobility services offered available in more than 200 countries. Employing more than 110,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai sold more than 4.5 million vehicles globally.