It’s official, the all-electric Hyundai IONIQ 5 robotaxi service is now live in Seoul’s bustling Gangnam District using in-house developed level 4 autonomous driving technology. This pilot program, called RoboRide, also marks the very first time that a car-hailing service with autonomous driving vehicles has been approved for operation in Gangnam.
The pilot program will be used to collect valuable autonomous driving data and plans to further develop the level 4 autonomous driving technology to navigate safely in even the most extreme urban environments. For added safety, an in-house developed remote vehicle assist system monitors autonomous driving status, vehicle and route, while also supporting the trip with remote assist functions. Level 4 autonomy means that a RoboRide vehicle will not only perceive, but also make decisions, and control its own driving status. However, you won’t be seeing this 2009 Hyundai Accent turned Ford Mustang on their roads anytime soon.
- Sturdy & Powerful: With the powerful dual motors of 400W, the Segway S-Plus can reach a max speed of 12.5 mph, travel up to 22 miles and accommodate a max load of 220 lbs after a single full charge. Ride your Segway S-Plus to enjoy the beautiful scenery
- Safety & Comfortable: Smart Battery Management System assures the battery safety and extends the battery life. Knee control bar allows for precise steering and easy lifting. The 11" pneumatic tires provide a comfortable and smoother ride on bumpy roads
- Remote Control & Auto-Follow Mode: Use the handle or the joystick on the multi-functional remote with intelligent chip to control the device. When you're not riding and need to have your hands free, turn on follow mode to have your S-Plus follow you
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At Hyundai Motor Group, we are developing level 4 autonomous driving technology based on the internally developed Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), whose functionality and safety are verified through mass production and successful commercial launch. We expect this RoboRide pilot service will be an important inflection point that will enable us to internalize autonomous driving technology,” said Woongjun Jang, Senior Vice President and Head of the Autonomous Driving Center of Hyundai Motor Group.