Hyundai might begin building its own computer chips and sensors for self-driving vehicles, rather than sourcing them from suppliers.
Hyundai is expecting that by 2030, self-driving cars will be available and the company wants to have more control over all aspects of development. The brand currently purchases its self driving-related technology from a number of suppliers and affiliates.
Cars are increasingly becoming more automated, with the average vehicle in 2014 carrying roughly $333 worth of chip technology. Moving into the future, the amount of computer chips, sensors and radar units that it takes to run a vehicle is only set to increase. Hyundai says that it is already in development of vehicles with a high degree of automation.
Hyundai previously announced its intention to bring a self-driving vehicle to market by 2020, but it seems that dream is not viable. The Korean automaker will likely follow in other automaker’s footsteps and slowly introduce the technology, starting with some semi-autonomous systems.
The newly launched Genesis luxury brand will probably spearhead Hyundai’s charge into self-driving cars, as the brand looks to compete with the German luxury brands. Design for Hyundai’s new Genesis is said to take cues from the Vision G concept seen above.
[Source: Automotive News]
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