sam
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Meet Hyundai’s Ioniq, the self-driving car for you and me

Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:58 am

This year, CES is lousy with self-driving cars. So why should we care about Hyundai’s Ioniq, a sporty-looking hatchback with an electric motor and an array of autonomous sensors? For one, the Korean automaker claims that because it’s using cheaper sensors and less computing power, the Ioniq will be the one true affordable driverless car. Think of it as the autonomous vehicle for you and me.

THE ONE TRUE AFFORDABLE DRIVERLESS CAR
To retain the car’s sleek design, Hyundai’s engineers hid the laser-powered LIDAR sensors behind the bumper. This is a similar look to Delphi’s autonomous Audi SUVs, and certainly sets the Ioniq apart from other self-driving cars with their rooftop cameras and multitude of protruding sensors.

But most importantly, Hyundai says it is aiming for a mass-market autonomous vehicle, which may mean the Ioniq will lack some of the stronger computing power to push the vehicle’s technology to higher levels of autonomy. Which is not to say the Ioniq won’t be an appealing car. When we first laid eyes on it at Geneva in early 2016, it was pretty clear that Hyundai was positioning the car to compete with the Toyota Prius, the top hybrid in the market.

The all-electric Ioniq packs a 28 kWh lithium-ion pack, good for 250 km of range or about 155 miles. That's around the same range as the next-generation Nissan Leaf, and a bit short of the Chevy Bolt.


http://www.theverge.com/ces/2017/1/4/14 ... affordable

voltage
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Re: Meet Hyundai’s Ioniq, the self-driving car for you and me

Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:25 am

This is crazy to me..Why do we need self driving cars for the masses?

carFlyer213
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Re: Meet Hyundai’s Ioniq, the self-driving car for you and me

Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:37 pm

voltage wrote:This is crazy to me..Why do we need self driving cars for the masses?


Because humans have been driving their own cars for decades and accidents are still happening! Self-driving cars like Hyundai IONIQ is the future.

voltage
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Re: Meet Hyundai’s Ioniq, the self-driving car for you and me

Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:07 pm

carFlyer213 wrote:
voltage wrote:This is crazy to me..Why do we need self driving cars for the masses?


Because humans have been driving their own cars for decades and accidents are still happening! Self-driving cars like Hyundai IONIQ is the future.



Here is a question to that, what happens during busy hours in really busy cities and your self driving car is taking a left. Is it an endless wait for that left turn among all the pedestrians and then on coming traffic.

PluggedIn
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Re: Meet Hyundai’s Ioniq, the self-driving car for you and me

Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:32 pm

That's a good question. Somehow imagining a road packed with self-driving cars gives me some anxiety. Not sure it's really such a good idea. I do like the new features where the car takes over and brakes when it sees something that the driver has missed, but I think there are so many things that can happen when you're driving, I'm not sure you can program a car to deal with them all.

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