[THE INVESTOR] Hyundai Motor has unveiled the autonomous concept version of its Ioniq electric vehicles at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, the automaker said on Nov. 17.
The Ioniq concept car is the first Hyundai vehicle to have met all the requirements of the US Society of Automotive Engineers for Level 4 automation that certify the car as a de facto self-driving vehicle, the company said in a press release.
The Ioniq is Hyundai’s first dedicated electric vehicle that has a maximum driving range of 191 kilometers on a single charge, nearly double the average distance of 100 kilometers for other electric cars currently sold here.
The self-driving concept car is powered by a smart cruise control system, combined with light detection-ranging and lane keeping assist systems to enable highly automated driving that requires little to no human control.
Hyundai Motor said it also plans to demonstrate actual driving of the vehicle at the annual Consumer Electronics Show to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on Jan. 5-8 next year.