Hyundai Accelerates Development Of Level 4 AutopilotAugust 12, 2020
Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv conceived a joint venture to develop self-driving systems last year. The new company was named Motional.
Hyundai and Aptiv are set to accelerate the development of more advanced autopilots. In this they will be helped by a joint venture specially created for these purposes, which will be engaged in the creation of commercial systems of autonomous driving of the 4th level.
Recall that about $ 4 billion was invested in this promising project. Moreover, each of the partners will own a 50 percent share. It is known that the technology center of the new company will be located in Seoul. It will be here that future autopilots will be tested, without which it will eventually be difficult to imagine a modern car.
So, already in 2022, the joint venture is going to offer innovative autopilots and related technologies to robotaxi operators, vehicle fleets, etc.
In general, Motional plans to make the release of this kind of autonomous platforms massive.
Earlier, AutoTimesNews said that with a full-fledged autopilot, the cost of Tesla electric vehicles would double. So, according to Elon Musk’s calculations, a full-fledged level 5 autopilot will cost a decent amount – about 100 thousand dollars.
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