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Hyundai wants to put self-driving cars on the roads from 2020

Hyundai is the latest automaker interested in developing self-driving vehicles

By Michael Hatamoto from Mar 31, 2015 @ 22:07 CDT

Hyundai joins the list of automakers looking to create self-driving vehicles in the near future, hoping to put a vehicle on the road starting from 2020. Company officials publicly announced the plans during a public demonstration in Songdo, South Korea, saying its self-driving efforts will start "in phases."


Hyundai already has a "traffic jam assist system" that is able to detect and track other vehicles and the surrounding environment. It's a piece of the puzzle for Hyundai as the company looks for new opportunities to improve driver safety.

Google, Apple, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, and other companies all have current autonomous vehicle plans in place.

It could take early-to-mid-2020s before self-driving vehicles become more common place, due to low driver trust and various regulation problems.


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