To support their expansion plans in the United States, Hyundai and Kia opened a technical center in Ann Arbor, Mich., last week. The center will work on durability testing, emissions and other areas. Sang Kwon Kim, vice chairman of Hyundai Motor Co., welcomed guests at the ceremony. Above is a virtual-reality engineering room at the center, which employs 140 people. The company expects the staff to expand to 400 by the end 2007.