Hyundai Mobis Co.,Ltd announced on 17th that the company had developed 'lighting grille' technology, which implements an LED lighting function in the front grille of the car. This helps determines the first impression, and also integrate the other new 'grille integral active air flap' technology. These are new technologies that have not yet been mass-produced worldwide. They are rated as the outcomes of differentiated R&D efforts in response to the trending change for electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles. The core of the new grille technology, developed by Hyundai Mobis, consists of the 'lighting grille' and the 'moving grille.' Over the years, the automotive grille has been regarded as a vent for cooling the engine and as a design element that determines the first impression of the vehicle. However, as electric vehicles have been becoming more popular in recent years, the existing grille is being transformed to have different uses including lighting systems, sound systems and displays. Hyundai Mobis completed development of the technology earlier this year, and it is now verifying its reliability for commercialization purposes. After next year, the company is planning to start mass-production through customer promotion. The 'moving grille' technology, also developed by Hyundai Mobis, automatically controls the outside air to cool the engine as the grille moves and provides the lighting function as well. Unlike the existing method (built-in), as this has been developed as a grille integral type (external), it is expected to not only improve fuel efficiency and reduce exhaust gas, but also realize a sense of luxury in the exterior design of the vehicle. The built-in air flap, located inside the automotive grille, detects changes in the temperature of the coolant and blocks the inflow of outside air by lowering the flap if cooling is not necessary.