RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Nov. 16, 2022 – PRLog — Target Arm Inc., the leader in autonomous drone launch and recovery systems while on-the-move, announces the successful demonstration of their Proof-of-Concept Tular v3.1 device for the Hyundai Motor Group in Seoul, South Korea, November 7-11, 2023. This Hyundai-funded POC was designed and built specifically for a Hyundai Palisade Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) as a Purpose-Built Vehicle (PBV). This next generation Tular POC can be used in many vehicles for package delivery, first responders (fire, police, disaster recovery, etc.), oil & gas & energy, construction, mining and videography, amongst many others use cases. In addition, this specific form factor of Tular was also designed to fit on the US Army’s Stryker M113 Armored Personnel Carrier for demonstration purposes.
Target Arm designed and built this POC in less than 6 months, and then sent a team to Korea to participate in the Hyundai Open Innovation Lounge 2022, held in the Hyundai Motor Group Global Headquarters. Hyundai Motor Group divisions were invited to observe and speak directly with Target Arm personnel about Tular v3.1 throughout the event, resulting in over 350 live flight demonstrations and discussions. Target Arm had 1on1 demonstrations and presentations to Jae Hoon Chang (President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company), Chung Kook Park (President and head of R&D Division) and Ho-Sung Song (President and CEO of Kia Corporation).
Target Arm’s CEO & Founder, Jeffrey McChesney stated, “This was a tremendous honor to design, build and then demonstrate our most advanced Tular to date in Seoul. The Hyundai Motor Group’s personnel were across the board outstanding to work with. We met with their leadership team and every major department that manages their interests across the global automotive industry. We even met with some of their Tier 1 suppliers and their staffs as well. This was a tremendous week for all parties to demonstrate, collaborate and refine user needs.”
About Target Arm
Target Arm Inc. is a Connecticut-based firm that produces Tular, a patented device that enables rotary and fixed wing drones to be launched and recovered from any moving vehicle autonomously, and even during windy conditions. Target Arm, a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), provides solutions for both military and commercial customers using the exact same device for drones on-the-move (package delivery, Oil & Gas inspections, energy, wind farms, first responders, etc.). Target Arm is a graduate of the 2020 Air Force Accelerator Powered by Techstars, the 2020 Endless Frontier Labs Accelerator and is a resident at the MassRobotics in Boston and a member of Newlab at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. To learn more, visit https://www.targetarm.com.
Jeffrey A. McChesney