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Robotaxi service in US city uses a fleet of Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric SUVs modified by American start-up Motional

Uber has partnered with American start-up Motional to launch a public robotaxi service in the US city of Las Vegas.

The service uses a fleet of Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric SUVs modified by the Korean car maker and Motional to be safe, reliable and cost-effective for the US market.

It’s fitted with 30 exterior sensors as well as cameras, radar and lidar systems to identify hazards at an “ultra-long range”, enabling Level Four autonomy.

That means the cars can drive themselves without driver intervention or attention, albeit under limited conditions, and within an approved (geofenced) area.

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