Hyundai Mobis is expanding the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to production and logistics on top of research and development in order to improve quality, reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction.
Hyundai Mobis announced on March 5 that it will develop an algorithm to detect quality defects with AI and apply it to production sites.
First, the AI technology will be applied to the production line of motor driven power steering electronic control unit (MDPS ECU) in Jincheon factory, which produces high-tech electric parts. ECU functions as a brain of electronic parts and is made by inserting a number of small elements on a printed circuit board (PCB).
In view of the inefficiency in this process, Hyundai Mobis trained the AI computer with various types of samples until it could accurately identify products. Although the algorithm already shows a discrimination rate higher than 98 percent, the company expects it to improve as more information accumulates.
Hyundai Mobis has decided to expand the application of this algorithm from one to five production lines by this year because its self-developed algorithm only requires partial modifications to be directly applied to other PCB lines. The company also plans to expand its production facilities in other countries, including Tianjin factory in China, which produces the same electronic devices.