Hyundai teases Ioniq 5 self driving car, Indian launch of regular model this year
Hyundai’s popular electric SUV worldwide, Ioniq 5, will soon become a self driving car as the Korean manufacturer has revealed that it’s currently working on the project in collaboration with Motional, the company that specialises in driverless technology.
At the end of the project, the Ioniq 5 will feature level 4 autonomous driving prowess. Named Ioniq 5 Robotaxi, the project was first showcased by Hyundai at the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) Mobility show in Germany last year.
Now, it seems, the work has neared its final phases as the brand has flung a set of teasers to showcase the car’s capability. The manufacturer says its upcoming Ioniq 5 Robotaxi is a mobility solution with humanity inside and not just without a human driver. This narrative is also depicted in the teasers.
The Ioniq 5 Robotaxi will be deployed in Las Vegas in early 2023 followed by expansion to other cities and worldwide launch.
As far as India is concerned, Hyundai will launch the regular Ioniq 5 later this year. It’s one of the unique offerings of the Korean maker with many ground-breaking features.
The Ioniq 5 is built on Hyundai’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) and also the first model to sport it. The brand claims it enables faster charging, increased driving range, more interior space, and better handling.
On the inside , the Ioniq sports unique rear seats that can power-slide backwards and forwards up to 135 mm. The front seats can recline fully as well.
The moveable center console can slide back as much as 140 mm. The modular dashboard features two integrated displays – a 12.25-inch full-touch infotainment screen and a 12.25-inch digital cluster.
The interplay of Parametric Pixels represents the visual identity of the Ioniq 5 on the outside. The exterior design is characterised by clean and sharp lines, creating a sleek and sophisticated look.
The LED headlamps sport 256 Parametric Pixels. The silhouette with its short hood lines and slick roof line features a steeply sloped C-pillar. The ceiling consists of a large glass panel without any support materials.
Some of the current features on offer include level 2 autonomous driving, surround view monitor, 7-airbags, forward collision avoidance assist, blind spot collision avoidance assist, rear cross traffic collision avoidance assist, reverse parking collision avoidance assist, lane keeping assist, smart cruise control with stop and go, remote smart parking assist, intelligent speed limit assist, navigation-based smart cruise control, and driver attention warning.