Published on April 5th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Hyundai Autonomous Car In Showrooms By 2020
While Mercedes Benz announces that their autonomous car the F 015 will be in showrooms as early as 2030 and Audi and Volvo conduct real world tests on their autonomous vehicles, Korean automotive giant Hyundai Motor has just said that it aims to commercialize autonomous driving capabilities in some of its cars at an earlier date by 2020, as the South Korean automaker plays catch-up in the increasingly competitive technology.
Carmakers such as Mercedes-Benz, Ford and General Motors as well as technology giants like Google and Apple are already developing driverless vehicles which can complete whole journeys without human input.
But some automotive analysts expect self-driving cars will not appear on global markets until the early- or mid-2020s, partly due to regulatory hurdles. We believe that 2030 sounds like a possible real release date.
Hyundai, like other automakers, already has some self-driving features in premium vehicles like the Genesis that include automatic braking systems. We prefer later than sooner to keep our jobs intact.