Hyundai advances in autonomous driving

It strengthened its alliance with Aurora, which will develop the necessary software.

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Hyundai Motor Group, which groups the brands Hyundai y Kia, has invested heavily in the American company Aurora to speed up the development of autonomous vehicle technologies.

The relationship between the South Korean car group and the North American company began in 2018 when they reached an agreement for the launch of autonomous vehicles by 2021.

With the new investment, in addition to collaborating jointly in autonomous driving technologies in fuel cell vehicles such as the Hyundai Nexo, will expand the research to a wide range of models.

Hyundai advances in autonomous drivingHyundai Motor Group's future mobility plans include the Level 4 autonomous vehicle commercialization by 2021, with the pilot launch of a fleet of robotaxis in smart cities.

 “From Aurora, a leader in autonomous driving technology, we look forward to building a stronger collaborative partnership with Hyundai Motor Group. Working with industry leaders around the world will help us develop fully autonomous vehicles that are safe and innovative for our customers. ", said the president and director of Innovation of the South Korean group, Youngcho chi.

For his part, the co-founder and Director of Products of Aurora, Sterling anderson, It showed itself "Proud of the progress made in this area" and assured that both companies are "Assessing the convergence of a platform that will deliver the benefits of autonomous driving technology safely, quickly and widely."

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