back to article Hyundai reveals the robotaxi it built for Lyft, and a version for its very own metaverse

South Korean automaker Hyundai has unveiled its fully driverless electric IONIQ 5 Robotaxi. Developed in partnership with Motional, a joint venture between the automaker Hyundai Motor Group and auto parts company Aptiv, the car weirdly represents Hyundai partnering with itself. However, Motional is different – the company, …

  1. imanidiot Silver badge

    *cringe*

    Is it just me or does that Roblox stuff have a very high, "hey youths, yes, we (40s, balding, career office workers) are also hip and cool! Do you want to go skateboards?"

    Also, Level 4 self driving. In other words, better REALLY hope and pray that that remote link works without ANY delay or trouble because you're going to get into the weirdest prangs with this thing when it can no longer figure out where it is, what it's purpose in life is or it's realized all the transistors down it's left side hurt constantly.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "level 4" ... IIRC that's totally autonomous but only in a defined area. Ideal for taxi's - assuming they omit to add the "sarf of the river" maps!

  3. elsergiovolador Silver badge

    To be or not to be

    Companies pushing this self-driving technology don't seem to realise or they do, but they hide it from public, that the current "AI" is just a sophisticated pattern matching and has nothing to do with "intelligence". It cannot think nor reason for itself.

    In that sense any self-driving car is even dumber than a cat.

    They have catchy buzzwords, profit hungry investors and technology that seems to be working... seems...

    Until the next edge case.

  4. Snowy Silver badge
    Terminator

    Bags of mostly water

    If only the bags of mostly water would stop driving and walking across road then self-driving cars would be so much easier to do.

  5. User McUser
    WTF?

    Remote Control

    the vehicles come equipped with Remote Vehicle Assistance (RVA) which allows a remote Motional operator to take control if needed.

    This seems unwise to me. Better hope their security is up to scratch!

    1. elsergiovolador Silver badge

      Re: Remote Control

      Imagine when this gets combined with Apple's content scanning. A picture of Winnie the Pooh? Off onto the tree you go!

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