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Autonomous driving is a technology that allows vehicles to sense the surroundings, make decisions, and drive to their destination without the driver's direct input.
It's a crucial part of future mobility, with automotive manufacturers and companies involved in its development.
Autonomous driving : Family members on board the IONIQ 5
Autonomous driving technology is classified into six levels by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), ranging from Level 0 to Level 5, based on the level of automation. Hyundai is working with leading companies in different fields to advance autonomous driving technology. With a focus on "Universal Safety" and "Selective Convenience," Hyundai is dedicated to developing technologies that will shape the future of mobility.

Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2)

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist 2 (FCA 2)


Hyundai's autonomous driving technology prioritizes safety
at every stage of driving, from pick up to drop off.

Autonomous driving technologies can assess the driving conditions on their own while on the road. If there's a risky situation or an impending accident, the system steps in to ensure a safe prevention. And in drowsy driving situations, the system automates tasks to reduce driver fatigue. We provide comprehensive autonomous technologies covering safety, driving convenience, parking safety, and parking convenience to enhance your driving experience.

Additionally, to enhance the safety of autonomous driving technology, Hyundai is preparing for previously unforeseen situations. Hyundai is introducing advanced safety technologies that not only prevent accidents in direct driving scenarios, such as through airbags, seat belts, and ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems), but also proactively protect both passengers and pedestrians from potential risks.

Hyundai is currently developing and implementing autonomous driving technologies across multiple levels.

In 2021, at the IAA Mobility Show in Munich, Hyundai introduced the IONIQ 5 autonomous vehicle at Level 4, a highly advanced stage of self-driving technology.
A Robotaxi, a combination of "robot" and "taxi," signifies a self-driving car that can be called through a service platform. Just like regular taxis, it allows passengers to travel to their destinations, with its Level 4 autonomy enabling it to handle diverse driving situations without human intervention.
The vehicle is equipped with more than 30 sensors, including cameras, radar, and LiDAR, to gather data about its surroundings. Developed in partnership with Aptiv under the brand Motional, Hyundai's autonomous driving technology ensures a safe and dependable ride.
After extensive testing on the streets of Las Vegas, the IONIQ 5 autonomous vehicle is now offering pilot services to passengers.


Hyundai is fast-tracking its transition to a "Software-Defined Vehicle" (SDV) development approach.
Software-Defined Vehicle

SDV (Software Defined Vehicle)

Hyundai plans to introduce wireless software updates (OTA, Over-the-Air) for all its vehicle models globally by 2025. This means customers can enhance their vehicle's performance and add personalized features without visiting a service center.
Additionally, Hyundai's global software center, 42dot, will focus on software-oriented solutions, including PBV(Purpose Built Vehicle) devices. This strategy ensures ongoing growth by creating user-friendly, technology-driven solutions that cater to individual needs.
OTA, which can enjoy various content

Electrical and Electronic systems

To bring SDV to life, it's crucial to simplify the complexity of a vehicle's electrical and electronic systems. Nowadays, vehicles use a vast number of electrical components, which only further complicates the development process.
Hyundai is addressing this challenge by integrating control units step by step, aligning with its long-term strategy. This integration not only streamlines the development process but also establishes a systematic approach, ensuring efficiency and ease in the overall process.
Hyundai Motor Group’s Connected Car Services Reach 10 Million Global Service Subscribers

Vehicle software platform

In the shift towards SDVs, having a flexible and standardized software platform for vehicles is crucial. This platform simultaneously integrates numerous controllers, sensors within the vehicle, and external cloud resources.
Hyundai has developed a software platform that not only connects drivers and vehicles but also maximizes the vehicle's hardware performance. It allows for the seamless addition of new functions while maintaining a standardized structure. This setup enables the enhancement of various services, including integrating smartphones and smart homes, providing intelligent remote assistance, and advancing Smart Traffic features.
Cars are sharing road data in the cloud

Cloud technology

Cloud technology plays a vital role in handling the massive real-time data generated by vehicles. It allows this data to be collected, analyzed, and shared between vehicles and cloud servers. This communication, known as Car-to-Cloud, is crucial for advancing autonomous driving technology. Hyundai has established data centers in key global locations, including South Korea, the United States, and Europe, using its in-house developed cloud platform. These centers are set to expand further.
Through this infrastructure, Hyundai aims to process vast amounts of data from tens of millions of SDVs around the world. This data includes traffic signals, vehicle sensor information, and operational data. By analyzing this data, Hyundai can enhance autonomous driving safety and offer a more convenient mobility experience for customers.
Real time navigation screen of connected car service

Connected services

Hyundai's vision for SDV (Software Defined Vehicle) includes a continuous stream of innovative connected services. These services ensure that customers experience vehicles that constantly evolve to offer new and valuable features. Hyundai's SDV integrates various services, seamlessly connecting vehicles, smart devices, and traffic infrastructure. With the convenience of digital keys, passengers can effortlessly access their vehicles using smartphones.
Real-time data, gathered and processed through AI algorithms, accurately assesses changing road conditions, enabling precise navigation guidance. Hyundai is dedicated to further enhancing these connected services. Ultimately, the goal is to provide customers with the essence of a "safe and convenient mobility for peace of mind."


Robotics, the fusion of "robot" and "technology," signifies the integration of robots into our daily lives for added convenience.
This technology allows robots to navigate challenging environments like deep oceans and disaster zones, expanding our reach into places difficult for humans to access. Hyundai Motor Group's SPOT, for instance, exemplifies this collaboration between humans and robots, even venturing into places like Chernobyl.
Robotics : The ecosystem of MoT (Mobility of Things) that will be created by Hyundai’s robotics

Hyundai's Robotics vision: Robot intelligent society

Hyundai started delving into robotics over a decade ago, intensifying efforts in 2019 with the establishment of Robotics Lab, focusing on future technology. In 2021, with the acquisition of Boston Dynamics, the Group unified and expanded its vision for future mobility.

Using cutting-edge hardware and software, developed through pioneering robotics research, Hyundai is creating robots and services applicable in various fields like logistics, services, and safety. This innovative approach is shaping a society where robots intelligently guide us, promising a better, more convenient life for everyone.

MobeD down the ramp

Advancing Quality of Life through Robotics.

Hyundai has recently introduced a diverse range of robots, catering to various needs.
Hyundai have developed wearable robots like CEX (Chairless Exoskeleton) and VEX (Vest Exoskeleton) designed to assist human strength, with X-ble MEX (X-ble Medical Exoskeleton) specifically aiding rehabilitation for individuals with lower limb disabilities.

In the service robot category, Hyundai unveiled DAL-e, a customer service robot, ACR, an automatic electric vehicle charging robot, and AI-based delivery robots. Additionally, in 2022, introduced MobED (Mobile Eccentric Driod), an innovative mobile platform.

For more in-depth information about Hyundai's robotics, you can click here.

MobeD with DnL Module

Hyundai Robotics,
empowering mobility in all things.

At CES 2022, Hyundai showcased two groundbreaking robotic technologies : PnD (Plug & Drive
Module) and the innovative mobility concept, MobED.

PnD(Plug & Drive) module is an all-in-one solution integrating intelligent steering, brakes, wheel-mounted electric drive, and suspension components within a single wheel unit.
This unique wheel, enabled by advanced robotics, reimagines how we perceive traditional wheels. It can rotate freely, moving flexibly thanks to real-time adaptation through LiDAR and camera sensors.
The core idea behind this robotics technology is to provide mobility to previously immobile objects. From small items to large structures, the PnD module, by enabling movement in everything, has the potential to meet the diverse needs of individuals and society in new and exciting ways.

MobED: Breaking mobility barriers

MobED represents a groundbreaking mobility concept designed to overcome conventional movement limitations. Equipped with the innovative DnL module, it merges propulsion, steering, and braking into one cohesive unit for each wheel. Controlled by a sophisticated system, MobED dynamically adjusts its posture to match road conditions, ensuring optimal performance. It can effortlessly modify its height and tilt, allowing smooth navigation even on uneven or stair-like surfaces, conquering the traditional limits of movement while prioritizing passenger and cargo safety.

Moreover, MobED functions as a versatile multi-platform, adaptable for various purposes. It can assist in filming, move heavy loads, and serve various other roles, depending on the applications integrated onto the platform.

MoveD to go up and down the sidewalk block
Mobed with stand-type monitors
MoveD with adjustable body height

Beyond Human Potential

Hyundai's vision in robotics reaches far beyond enhancing human abilities; it's about creating a future where everything moves limitlessly, known as the MoT (Mobility of Things) ecosystem. As a mobility solution provider, Hyundai aims to expand the horizons of humanity.

*MoT (Mobility of Things) Ecosystem: A future mobility ecosystem based on robotics technology that grants objects mobility,
allowing users to specify desired spaces and moments and function as a Mobile Connector within the city.


AAM and UAM: Transforming future air travel

AAM, or Advanced Air Mobility, signifies revolutionary future air transportation methods. Specifically, UAM, which stands for Urban Air Mobility, involves aircraft capable of vertical takeoff and landing, enhancing efficiency for inner-city travel. This future-forward approach to mobility addresses the pressing issue of traffic congestion in future megacities, offering innovative solutions for urban transportation challenges.

Image of UAM Vision Concept Model

: Urban Air Mobility vehicle cabin concept

Supernal, the innovative venture from Hyundai's Urban Air Mobility division, is actively developing UAM vehicles slated for 2028.
Unveiled at CES 2020, the S-A1 UAM vision concept features eight rotors, enabling vertical takeoff and landing, eliminating the need for runways while accommodating up to five passengers.
UAM Vehicle Cabin Concept Interior Images
UAM Vehicle Cabin Concept
Debuting the initial UAM vehicle cabin concept at the Farnborough International Airshow,
Hyundai showcases its integration of automotive expertise into the AAM market.
Positioned as a Smart Mobility Solution Provider, Hyundai is committed to enhancing mobility by offering seamlessly integrated, diverse transportation solutions.

Supernal is developing a full-scale tech model for short, medium, and long term to conduct pilot passenger flight tests while working on securing infrastructure for aircraft manufacturing. Supernal is also leading the establishment of an ecosystem across the entire Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) sector while preparing to enter relevant businesses through various partnerships.


PBV (Purpose Built Vehicle)
: Customized mobility for every lifestyle

PBV, or Purpose Built Vehicle, represents a versatile electric mobility solution crafted to cater to diverse lifestyles. Designed around specific purposes, PBVs offer passengers tailored services like education, healthcare, and entertainment during their journeys. PBV can also transform into facilities such as cafés or hospitals, going beyond transportation to become a "space of life."

PBVs feature platooning driving a group of vehicles together

: Transforming urban living spaces

While PBV alone offers fantastic living spaces, its integration with UAM (Urban Air Mobility) can breathe new life into our cities. These convergence hubs serve as dynamic spaces where people can connect in diverse ways, unlocking fresh experiences. Think of these hubs like adaptable centers akin to airports or terminals, flexing both form and function as needed. Hyundai is dedicated to reshaping how we live, constantly working towards innovative urban solutions that tackle challenges like housing shortages and traffic congestion.

Driving human progress.

At the heart of all Hyundai activities are people. While Hyundai's past was marked by a focus on crafting high-quality products to enhance society, our vision has now shifted decisively towards a future of mobility innovation centered around people. Hyundai is proactively researching cutting-edge technologies and vertically expanding our business to advance humanity into a new era.