HD Hyundai partners AWS on unmanned sites

  • January 17, 2024
  • William Payne

Heavy industrial equipment supplier HD Hyundai is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop technology for future unmanned and autonomous construction sites.

HD Hyundai XiteSolution will collaborate with AWS to build a connectivity platform for HD Hyundai XiteSolution’s smart construction equipment. The platform will integrate next-generation construction equipment with smart functions to enhance reliability and productivity. HD Hyundai anticipates a productivity improvement of 30-70% in construction site and better safety by transitioning towards unmanned operations.

HD Hyundai will employ AWS’ cloud, IoT technologies, AI, and machine learning capabilities to build a smart construction solution. This is planned to enable advanced features focused on boosting reliability, efficiency, and safety in HD Hyundai’s next-generation integrated construction models developed by HD Hyundai Construction Equipment and HD Hyundai Infracore, which are set to launch in 2025.

The company will also use AWS to further refine X-Wise Xite, an AI-powered construction site management solution. This amalgamates data from construction equipment and sites, providing insights to enhance productivity, reliability, and automation in construction processes.

HD Hyundai also looks to eventually expand the use of AWS to other business units, including ship-building and offshore operations. “We are excited to work with HD Hyundai and help them expand the scope of their construction equipment innovations using AWS IoT and other services,” said Yasser Alsaied, Vice President of IoT, AWS.

“With the largest cloud provider as our partner, we can accelerate innovation towards unmanned autonomous construction sites of the future. This collaboration marks a major milestone in HD Hyundai’s ongoing transformation beyond manufacturing into a comprehensive solutions provider,” said Dong-wook Lee, CEO and President of HD Hyundai XiteSolution.