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Hyundai, one step closer towards Autonomous Cars
Prepare to launch robo-taxis in Russia together with Yandex by 2020
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[Mediapen=Kim Sang-jun] Self-driving cars are thought to be the future transportation and many companies are battling to ensure the necessary technology. Hyundai Motor Group is also gearing up as they announced the development of technology protecting passengers through sensors. 

The new technology prevents tragic accidents and minimizes damage in case of accidents utilizing many sensors attached to the vehicle.

▲ Self-driving Sonata prototype/Source=Hyundai Mobis

This technology is expected to be equipped in robo-taxis co-developed by Hyundai Motor Group and Yandex, Russia’s largest search engine. The two companies joined hands to develop self-driving car platform and revealed its Sonata prototype in July. They plan to unleash their robo-taxis in Russia by 2020 and are currently testing 100 development vehicles for any flaws.

Hyundai Mobis also successfully developed technologies to protect passengers from further damage. One safety device keep passengers in place when the car shows sudden and rapid movement. 

“Technologies that minimizes damage should be fitted into most cars for safety measures”, said an official from the automobile industry. He added “Other hardware and software should be developed so that cars can react on its own in case of sensor malfunctioning”.

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