Finally, an autonomous car for the masses

Hyundai wants to be the self-driving car supplier for the ordinary customer, and at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 it showcased an everyday car that is able to switch lanes, turn signal, brake at red lights, and yield to pedestrians. The autonomous Ioniq concept car is less fancy than some of the other offerings […]


Hyundai joins start line at Willow Run self-driving test track

Japanese automaker Hyundai plans to test autonomous cars at Willow Run, Michigan, an 311 acre test site in development, dedicated to simulating self-driving in a town. The American Center for Mobility, a state government organization, will operate the facility. It plans to open its doors in 2017, using a ‘pay per use’ model for manufacturers […]


Korean rules falling behind on self-driving development

The South Korean government is failing to support the development of self-driving vehicles, due to “excessive and unnecessary” regulations that are forcing manufacturers to test cars in other countries. That’s what the Korea Economic Research Institute, a private think tank, said to The Korea Herald on Wednesday. The institute is worried that if the government […]


What is going on at Google’s self-driving car unit?

Google is losing three key executives in its self-driving car unit, including Chris Urmson, the chief technology officer and technical lead. Urmson was, for many, the face of Google’s self-driving car. He spoke at most events, indicated what the unit was focused on, and is a well respected figure in the self-driving industry. See Also: Boeing […]

Hyundai sailing into a new era of smart ships

The world’s biggest shipbuilder, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) – working with Intel, SK Shipping, Microsoft, the Daejeon Center for Creative Economy and Innovation (DCCEI) and the Ulsan Center for Creative Economy and Innovation (UCCEI) – wants to bring smart ships to the world’s oceans. An agreement signed by the group allows HHI and its partners to team […]

Uber, Hyundai to collaborate on self-driving cars in Korea

Uber is reportedly in South Korea exploring a potential autonomous vehicle partnership with the country’s largest automaker Hyundai Motor which could lead to huge car orders in the future. Maeil Business News Korea reports that autonomous car researchers from US ride-sharing service Uber are visiting Hyundai’s Namyang research and development facility in Hwaseong. The visit […]