Hyundai claims to be closing in on Tesla for level three autonomous technology in its vehicles
The South Korean automaker said in August that it was only a year behind Tesla in terms of autonomous technology.
Hyundai head of autonomous driving, Jang Woong-jun, said that the company isn’t far off Tesla.
“Tesla’s advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) is ahead of us. But we’re confident we can overtake Tesla soon,” he said.
The Hyundai group aims to roll out fully autonomous vehicles to market by 2030 which will align with the South Korean government’s plan to bring autonomy to society on a grand scale.
According to KED Global, Hyundai has been keeping a close eye on Tesla to the extent of disassembling a Tesla Model 3 to find out what lies beneath.
Hyundai found that the Tesla Model 3 had 39 integrated controllers (that aid in autonomous driving) compared to the 50 found in the Ioniq 5.
However, the more controllers means there are more chances of malfunction.
Hyundai aims to reduce the number of integrated controllers in the next generation Ioniq 5 to around four or five by 2025.
The Hyundai Motor Group acquired autonomous driving and mobility company 42dot in August to aid in developing self-driving software for its cars.
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