Supernal LLC, Hyundai Motor Group’s (HMG) Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company, has announced today the opening of its primary R&D facility in Fremont, Calif. This marks the third – and final – facility Supernal will open this year, following announcements of the Company’s engineering headquarters in Irvine, Calif., and policy and commercial hub in Washington, D.C.
“Supernal selected Fremont due to its proximity to Silicon Valley’s renowned tech ecosystem,” said the company in a press release. “The Company’s 72,000-square-foot facility – located in the Scott Creek Business Park – serves as a home base to more than 100 employees across its battery, intelligent systems, autonomy and core operations teams. Primarily focused on AAM R&D, the Fremont-based teams are working to address the unique challenges and opportunities within battery technology for electric air travel applications.”
“Batteries are the linchpin of Advanced Air Mobility and critical to powering the next generation of flight, which we see as everyday electric air travel,” said Jaiwon Shin, president of Hyundai Motor Group and CEO of Supernal. “Fremont, with its vibrant tech ecosystem, offers a robust talent pool that will enable Supernal to continue advancing the power and energy capabilities of safe aviation-grade batteries.”
Supernal plans to hire more than 20 employees at its Fremont facility this year. The Company is seeking engineers with experience in autonomy, battery development and intelligent systems. Interested candidates can view open positions here.
Supernal’s office space was designed in collaboration with two San Francisco-based design firms: RMW Architectures and Interiors, responsible for the overall design and wayfinding by Studio O+A.
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