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DGIST and SNU strengthens ties of Research Cooperation

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  • 등록일. 2020.09.22
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The Dept. of Interdisciplinary Engineering, DGIST Signed an MOU to Intensify Cooperation for Autonomous Vehicle Research with SNU FMTC 
Expecting Synergies on Developing Future Autonomous Vehicle Ecosystem such as Research Cooperation and Human Resources Development


▲ Thursday, September 10, DGIST Department of Convergence Science and Seoul National University’s Future Mobility Technical Center signed an MOU to intensify cooperation for research on future mobility using autonomous vehicles

DGIST’s Department of Interdisciplinary Engineering and Seoul National University’s(SNU) Future Mobility Technical Center(FMTC) signed a memorandum of understanding(MOU) to intensify cooperation on future-mobility research based on autonomous vehicles,  September 10th. The MOU is expected to make sure that two research labs will cooperate on their research and further cultivate talented-young researchers, while also generating positive influence on R&Ds for research on autonomous vehicles, along with other related fields.

By signing the MOU, the Department of Interdisciplinary Engineering, DGIST and FMTC from SNU will closely collaborate for the research and technological development including the specifics related with the use of the Future Mobility Technical Center in order to establish a future smart mobility ecosystem. Particularly, the two parties will be cooperating to carry out specialized research regarding autonomous vehicles and will also work in close relationship for fostering technological experts.

In addition, DGIST will be carrying out the research with FMTC driving test center with the size of 66,115m2. Also, the two schools will organize a future mobility testing complex for further development on ecosystem for autonomous vehicles, while they will also conduct research related with many other fields for the strong relationship for research cooperation in Korea such as autonomous vehicle driving-data accumulation and analysis, future mobility service and etc.

Head Professor Seung-Tae Hong from DGIST said, “Technologies for building autonomous vehicle are the ones that will shift the paradigm of the conventional automobile industry”, And he also added, “By signing up the MOU, DGIST and SNU FMTC will share resources and data in order to accomplish success in technological development in the field of autonomous vehicle”

Kyungsu Yi, Head of SNU FMTC said, “FMTC is now focusing on the vitalization of ecosystem that could be applied with research on autonomous vehicle” and added, “We expect to set up a system for close cooperation with DGIST’s Department of Interdisciplinary Engineering, and will fully concentrate our every resources on gear up ourselves in order to lead the field of autonomous vehicle research.”

DGIST’s Department of Interdisciplinary Engineering is a graduate school course established in March 2020. The school focuses on fostering experts who can lead creatively perform convergence research to cope with the rapidly-changing social structure. SNU FMTC was established in June 2020 on a site with an area of 661,157m2, located in Siheung Campus to develop a future smart mobility urban environment ecosystem.