Hyundai has partnered with Boston-based tech firm Motional to reveal a robotaxi based on Ioniq 5, with plans to deploy them into public ride-hailing service in 2023 in partnership with Lyft. These robotaxis are claimed to be capable of up to SAE Level 4 autonomous driving.
The Ioniq 5 robotaxi has more than 30 sensors—a combination of cameras, radars, and lidar—offering a robust 360-degree perception, high-resolution images, and ultra-long-range detection of objects for safe autonomous operation in diverse driving environments, the joint statement said. Motional’s advanced machine learning systems—honed with real-world data, are claimed to enable the vehicle to safely navigate challenging and complex driving situations.
Besides enjoying a spacious cabin, the passengers will be able to interact with the vehicle during their ride, such as directing the robotaxi to make an extra stop.
For the Ioniq 5-based robotaxi, we have applied various redundancy systems, in addition to a suite of essential technologies to ensure safety and convenience of the passengers. By successfully integrating the Group’s Ioniq 5 robotaxi with Motional’s autonomous driving technology, we are proud to announce that we have achieved another important milestone on the road to the commercialization of our robotaxi. – Woongjun Jang, Head of the Autonomous Driving Center at Hyundai Motor Group