Hyundai Au­ton­omy

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Hyundai Mo­tor Com­pany and Au­rora, a leader in au­ton­o­mous ve­hi­cle technology, have an­nounced a strate­gic part­ner­ship to bring self­driv­ing Hyundai ve­hi­cles to mar­ket by 2021. The com­pa­nies say that this part­ner­ship 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. To start, the part­ner­ship will fo­cus on the on­go­ing de­vel­op­ment of hard­ware and soft­ware for au­to­mated and au­ton­o­mous driv­ing and the back-end data ser­vices re­quired for Level 4 au­to­ma­tion. Level 4 au­ton­o­mous ve­hi­cles de­fined by SAE can op­er­ate with­out hu­man in­put or over­sight un­der se­lect con­di­tions. The goal of the part­ner­ship is to de­ploy au­ton­o­mous driv­ing quickly, broadly and safely. “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 of 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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