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April 15, 2024

Self-Driving Hyundai Ioniq 5 Passes Driver's License Test

A Hyundai self-driving car (robotaxi) based on the Ioniq 5 has successfully passed a process similar to obtaining a U.S. driver’s license test to convey the safety and trustworthiness of Hyundai’s autonomous driving tech.

The Ioniq 5 robotaxi completed a series of public-level driving tests, including road driving in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., demonstrating its performance. This achievement underscores the Ioniq 5 robotaxi’s reliability as well as the inclusivity of its autonomous vehicle technology, highlighting its potential to safely provide freedom of mobility to all.

“I’m a DMV Certified Driving Examiner with 25 years of experience. In that time, I’ve failed thousands and thousands of students in the interest of public safety,” said Kandice Jones, the examiner who tested the Ioniq 5 robotaxi. “It’s going to be the same criteria – just like testing a human. We’ll be monitoring the speed, lane changes. I’m going to grade maneuvers, making a complete stop, left turns, maintaining the lane, and of course reaction time.”

In the driving test, conducted by the highly experienced professional examiner, the Ioniq 5 robotaxi excelled, impressing with its speed control, lane changes and maneuvering, its ability to accurately stop at a stop sign, perform left turns, and its reaction time to developing hazards.

The Ioniq 5 robotaxi is the embodiment of transformative technologies in mobility coming together in one vehicle. It signifies the extensive collaboration between Hyundai Motor Group and autonomous driving technology developer Motional, spanning years of development and rigorous testing of advanced automotive platforms and self-driving technology. The Ioniq 5 robotaxi achieves consistent driving performance in various driving environments thanks to its suite of advanced sensors, combining lidar, radar, and cameras.

“As a company that pursues freedom of mobility, we at Hyundai aim to exhibit the safety and trustworthiness of the Ioniq 5 robotaxi through this campaign,” said Sungwon Jee, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer at Hyundai Motor Company. “We will continue our efforts to communicate our AI-based autonomous driving technology, which is set to provide positive changes to our customers’ everyday lives.”


  1. But an American with a driver's license is anything to brag about...

  2. here in the Philippines, bagsak yan sa siksikan, unahann, singitan, and others.


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