Hyundai Fears Driverless Vehicles
Hyundai believes the equipment of cars with the technologies of autonomous driving should be treated very carefully. The South Korean automaker, in general, boldly introduces any innovations, but the idea of driverless vehicles is accepted with a certain pessimism.
Doubts arose after the incident in the US, where last week an unmanned car, developed jointly by Volvo and Uber, killed a pedestrian. This is the first recorded case of human death under the wheels of an autonomous vehicle, the Motor 1 reports.
Yoon Sung-hoon, a head of Hyundai Motor, believes that the mass production of autonomous cars should be approached with caution. At the same time, the company is currently discussing the issue of developing its own such technology.
When we look at the autonomous cars of other companies, it seems to us that they are more relaxed approach to safety standards. However, no one can know what situations can happen on the way.
Hyundai plans to introduce autonomous technologies in the future. However, the presence of a driver in them will be mandatory. Such cars will not be available until 2021.
On the photo: the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq