Hyundai Motor unveils IONIQ5 Robot Taxi to be run in 2023. Hyundai Motor Group & Motional unveiled the robot taxi designed based on its exclusive electric vehicle model, IONIQ5 for the first time in the world.
The Hyundai Motor unveiled IONIQ5 robot taxi design on August 31 and announced that it will display the actual vehicle model at 2021 IAA Mobility, which will be held in Munich, Germany. Hyundai Motor Group worked with ‘Motional,’ a self-driving joint venture with US self-driving technology company ‘Aptiv,’ to develop an IONIQ5 robot taxi & applied the jointly developed self-driving technology to the taxi.
The Hyundai Motor Group is developing self-driving technology that is applied to the IONIQ5 robot taxi at level 4 based on SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers). The level 4 is the level at which the vehicle’s automated system can recognize and determines the situation & handle itself without driver intervention in an emergency.
The IONIQ5 robot taxi is the first commercial self-driving vehicle of Motional, and it will be used in ride-hailing service that means take passengers to the destination in the US in 2023.
Previously in April, The Motional company announced that it selected the IONIQ5 robot taxi as a next-generation robotics vehicle platform, and is planning to supply the vehicles that can be fully operated in the unmanned system to Lyft, a car-sharing platform company in 2023.
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