The Hyundai Ioniq 5 Robotaxi is a reality. The CES 2023 event starts on January 5, and many car manufacturers will be there. Ahead of the official event, Hyundai highlighted the Ioniq 5 robot taxi, which it plans to put into service in Las Vegas by the end of 2023. The video (embedded above) shows why the Ioniq 5 robot taxi will launch in Las Vegas first. During rush hour, the city’s traffic patterns are complex, with cars weaving in and out of lanes. In addition, there are many strange-shaped vehicles, such as luxury cars, advertising cars, etc.
Picking up and dropping off passengers at the casino is another challenge. There are many vehicles competing to enter the limited space. These Ioniq 5 robot axes must maneuver through these areas without hitting anyone or anything. It’s also hard to spot pedestrians in Las Vegas because people can dress up as street performers. Robotaxis must recognize and avoid them. The Ioniq 5 robot axis has a level 4 autonomy. This means the vehicle can drive itself, but still has physical controls that the driver can operate. The car is equipped with more than 30 sensors and computing power to capture all the data.
Motional, a joint venture between Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, will operate Ioniq 5 autonomous cars to transport people around cities. Uber will also be part of the project as a platform for people to call these vehicles.
After the Las Vegas launch, Motional plans to launch its Ioniq 5 robot taxi in Los Angeles. The service will be expanded to other cities later.
Varios fabricantes de automóviles están interesados en ejes robóticos. Por ejemplo, Cruise de General Motors fue aprobado para tal servicio en San Francisco el año pasado. Waymo los ha operado, incluido el desarrollo de camionetas autónomas de la marca china Zeekr. Volkswagen ha calificado una versión autónoma del Buzz. Tesla también anunció planes para ofrecer tales servicios.