Hyundai is developing self-driving car technology with a focus on making it as affordable as possible. The car manufacturer revealed its autonomous vehicle technology this week and gave some public test rides in Las Vegas. It’s using a modified Ioniq for the tests.
The technology isn’t very noticeable in Hyundai’s vehicle, but the Ioniq is still using four optical cameras, LiDAR, and radars. It’s relying on fewer sensors in order to make the whole setup as inexpensive as possible.
If Hyundai can offer autonomous vehicles at a more reasonable price, more consumers may adopt them.
Hyundai makes up for its reduced sensor usage by utilizing high-accuracy mapping data. Areas therefore need to be fully mapped before a vehicle can operate.