Hyundai Motor America Plans Superior Township, Michigan, Safety Test and Investigation Laboratory
The facility will further augment Hyundai's existing safety testing and analysis, featuring a field crash investigation lab, high voltage battery lab, forensics lab, 500m track and a Vehicle Dynamics Area pad. The investment is focused on enhancing the company’s safety commitment in identifying vehicle field issues, preventing crashes and keeping passengers safe. Operations are planned for the fall of 2023.
"Safety is the top priority at Hyundai and is embedded throughout the entire organization," said José Muñoz, president and chief operating officer, Hyundai Motor Company and president and chief executive officer, Hyundai and Genesis Motor North America and Hyundai Motor America. "We excel in third-party crash testing and ratings, and we strive to be a leader in equipping our vehicles with the latest safety features. The new laboratory will enable us to even more effectively protect our customers and enhance our world-class safety organization."
STIL was developed in collaboration with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration based on a 2020 Consent Order which required an investment in a safety facility of $25 million, according to company officials.
"Hyundai's cutting-edge Safety Test and Investigation Laboratory will create good-paying, high-skilled jobs right here in Michigan," said Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II. "Michigan put the world on wheels, and I am grateful for Hyundai's partnership in building on that tradition with a $50 million investment in Superior Township. Since entering office, Governor Whitmer and I have added nearly 25,000 good-paying auto jobs, and we will continue working hard to maintain Michigan's leadership in future mobility, grow our economy, upskill Michigan's workforce, and stand tall for Michigan."
As one of Hyundai Motor Group's six centers focused on research and development, Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. was established in 1986 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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