HYUNDAI, AU­RORA PART­NER­SHIP TO DE­VELOP AU­TONOMOUS VE­HI­CLES

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Hyundai Mo­tor Com­pany and Au­rora have an­nounced a strate­gic part­ner­ship to bring self-driv­ing Hyundai ve­hi­cles to the mar­ket by 2021. The tie-up will in­cor­po­rate Au­rora's self-driv­ing tech­nol­ogy into Hyundai ve­hi­cles, start­ing with mod­els cus­tom-de­vel­oped and launched in test pro­grammes and pi­lot cities.

Over the longer term, Hyundai and Au­rora will work to com­mer­cialise self­driv­ing ve­hi­cles world­wide. Hyundai ve­hi­cles are avail­able in Qatar at Sky­line Au­to­mo­tive, of­fi­cial distri­bu­tion part­ners for the Hyundai Mo­tor Com­pany in Qatar.

“We know the fu­ture of trans­porta­tion is au­tonomous, and au­tonomous driv­ing tech­nol­ogy needs to be proven in the real world to ac­cel­er­ate de­ploy­ment in a safe and scal­able man­ner,” said Dr Woong Chul Yang, Vice Chair­man, Hyundai Mo­tor. “Com­bin­ing our ad­vanced ve­hi­cle tech­nol­ogy that em­beds the lat­est safety fea­tures with Au­rora's lead­ing suite of Level 4 au­tonomous tech­nol­ogy will ad­vance this revo­lu­tion in mo­bil­ity with Hyundai in a lead­er­ship po­si­tion.”

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