Car makers are not new to the NFT space. Hyundai in partnership with MetaKongz is planning to launch a limited collection of 30 NFTs following in the footsteps of Mercedes and Lamborghini.
Hyundai, a South Korean automaker, stated today, April 18th, that it has teamed with the Meta Kongz NFT project to build a limited collection of 30 NFTs that will be released in May 2022.
Hyundai also established a new Twitter handle for NFT-related messaging, @Hyundai NFT, and shared a video of an animated Meta Kong traveling through space in a 1975 Hyundai PONY.
A teaser for a new “Shooting Star NFT” was included in the announcement, with the cryptic explanation that it is a “ticket to a whole new world” and might lead to “new NFTs.”
Hyundai unveiled its “Metamobility” concept in January, a vision for robots to act as a bridge between the actual world and the Metaverse, allowing users to “overcome the physical restrictions of movement in time and space.”
Hyundai declared as part of its concept vision:
“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.”
With the release of numerous NFTs as mobility vehicles, Hyundai extended its notion, hinting at a future “Hyundai Metamobility universe” a metaverse.