Hyundai’s latest vid highlights safety of Ioniq 5-based robotaxi

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Hyundai has released a new campaign video highlighting the safety of the robotaxi based on the Ioniq 5 electric vehicle (EV).

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Where will Hyundai first roll out the Ioniq 5-based robotaxi?

    Per the South Korean carmaker, the IONIQ 5-based robotaxi will be first roled out in Vegas, in late 2023.
  • What level of autonomous driving technology does the Hyundaiu Ioniq 5-based robotaxi have?

    According to Hyundai, the IONIQ 5-based robotaxi has Level 4 autonomous driving technology.
  • You can watch it here.

    The campaign video portrays how this renowned tourist destination offers all sorts of unique “edge case” scenarios for the robotaxi’s testing and data collection.

    In the short clip, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 robotaxi is seen using its more than 30 advanced sensors — a combination of cameras, radars, and lidar — and onboard computing system to navigate safely and confidently in an unusual environment populated by oddly-shaped vehicles, such as stretch limousines and billboard trucks, and pedestrians in unusual costumes, acting unpredictably.

    It is also seen demonstrating an attentive and safe passenger pickup in a crowded hotel driveway like an experienced chauffeur.

    The Hyundai Ioniq 5-based autonomous driving taxi boasts Level 4 autonomous driving technology and safety features, which means that it can perform driving tasks without human intervention within a limited area.

    Scheduled to be launched in late 2023 in Las Vegas, the Hyundai Ioniq 5-based robotaxi was made in partnership with Motional, a leading autonomous driving joint venture between Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv.

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    “Considered ‘the Entertainment Capital of the World,’ Las Vegas is a constant hot spot for transient transportation, attracting up to 42.5 million visitors annually (its 2019 pre-pandemic high). As many visitors rely on taxis and ride-hailing services during their stay, the fully autonomous Ioniq 5 robotaxi will be the perfect way for many of them to get around safely and securely,” Hyundai said in a press release.

    Following the planned roll out in Vegas, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 robotaxi will also be available in Los Angeles, and eventually in other major cities in the United States. Plans to release the Hyundai Ioniq 5 robotaxi globally have been mentioned.

    Photos from Hyundai and Motional

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