South Korean automobile manufacturer Hyundai announced on Monday, April 18th, that it has partnered with the Meta Kongz NFT project to create a limited collection of 30 NFTs launching sometime in May 2022.
Hyundai also created a new Twitter handle @Hyundai_NFT for its NFT-related communications and posted a video showing an animated Meta Kong riding through space in a 1975 Hyundai PONY.
Included in the announcement was a teaser for a further “Shooting Star NFT” with a cryptic explanation that it is a “ticket to a whole new world” and might lead to “new NFTs”.
In January, Hyundai shared its “Metamobility” concept, a vision for robotics to be a medium between the real world and the Metaverse so changes users make in the Metaverse are reflected in reality, which “allows people to overcome the physical limitations of movement in time and space.”
As part of its concept vision, Hyundai stated:
“With the metaverse set to become a daily space for people in the future, the company expects the possible emergence of a new type of metaverse platform in which the distinction from reality could disappear, breaking away from the concept of VR as the world knows it today.”
Hyundai continued its concept, hinting at a possible “Hyundai Metamobility universe” a metaverse with the issuance of various NFTs as mobility vehicles.