The first Ioniq 5 robotaxi will be built at Hyundai Motor Group’s new Innovation Center and deployed as part of Motional’s commercial services in 2024 in the US.
The Hyundai Motor Group and Motional (a global leader in autonomous technology) announced its inauguration Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center Singapore (HMGICS) and the joint development of the all-electric Ioniq 5 Robotaxi to be manufactured in HMGICS. The first Ioniq 5 Robotaxi will be deployed as part of Motional’s commercial services in the US, starting in 2024. In addition, Motional and the Hyundai Group revealed that the Ioniq 5 Robotaxi is one of the first Level 4 autonomous vehicles certified under the US Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. This certification is a testament to the vehicle’s outstanding development and testing program, its safety and reliability as well as the sophistication of its autonomous technology.
The HMGICS combines advanced automation, real-time data monitoring and evaluation to push the limits of what is possible in the manufacturing process. It is also equipped with advanced systems to support the production of self-driving vehicles, including testing facilities and a calibration center. THE Motional has developed a specialized team to assist in the production process. This group will be located at Autonomous Vehicle Integration Center and will perform significant diagnostic, software development, calibration and validation work to ensure that the Ioniq 5 Robotaxi’s completed tests meet exact specifications and are ready for deployment.
The Hyundai Motor Group and the Motional are preparing for the production of the groundbreaking Ioniq 5 Robotaxi for several years, including the development of a limited series of prototype vehicles that have been tested in the US and Singapore for more than a year. The initial fleet of Ioniq 5 Robotaxis recently completed a series of evaluations designed to demonstrate the quality, performance and maturity of Robotaxi and its autonomous driving technology. Commercial production of the Ioniq 5 Robotaxi is underway and the first models have already arrived at Motional’s US facility and are undergoing Motional’s rigorous testing and safety checks.