To pick up TC`s Rebecca Friedman, Hyundai Driverless loniq pulls up evenly, though a driver is actually a cabin at this point in controlling the vehicle, so performance of this is hard to note down. But on the external, Hyundai ioniq hybrid vehicle is equally missing in differentiating traits. Loniq autonomous branding goes beyond the body wrap and it looks like a regular car. It is obvious something is different in this car. The car has two two rear mounted displays that reflects a third mirror in the center console between the front passenger and the driver seat.
Vehicle passengers are simplified in information displays appointed in the vehicle with these three screen. Its current speed, basic surroundings and a steering wheel icon that let you know when there is no need for a human being to be using the wheel. With the human safety, the driver talking us towards Las vegas Paradise Road, once we are indulged in traffic he turned on the autonomous mode and took hands off the wheel. It was a short course, roughly a 1 mile loop. We can track our progress on the display unlike other autonomous cars. With its glossy graphical representation of the vehicle and its progress, its shows that the production is almost ready for real consumers. It preformed in a way that it is almost ready to be in use for regular drivers on the real roads.
Throughout the first half of the drive, the system remain engaged, stops, handling turns and others with ease, while we were stopped in a incline, the car began to roll down in traffic leading to the only tense moment of the drive, as the vehicle did get close to the other vehicle behind. To get us pass the light, the driver had to take over to manual control but once he resumed the autonomous driving mode, the vehicle eventually proceeded towards the remainder of the trip. The company Hyundai reaches to autonomy, focusing on grasping things like supplement a lighter sensor load out or detailed maps and may be reducing the cost for both consumer and producer.
A very detailed picture of the route is being demonstrated for demos at CES this year but the one we experienced was still impressive neglecting the one time where the driver needed to take over. As we are still in the early days for Hyundai`s autonomous technology, the company is believing that everything on its sensor package is ready to roll by 2021 but the production might not start until sometime.