Written by Kfir Kedem – August 15, 2022
Reviewed by Asaf Kedem
Uber Eats is planning on using Motional for its self-driving food delivery testing. Meanwhile, Motional is already planning to deploy robotaxis on American roads in 2023. Being that Motional is a joint venture between Hyundai and Aptiv, it is no surprise that the robotaxis will be manufactured by Hyundai.
In fact, the IONIQ 5 will be the exact vehicle that is used. Deployment will start in Las Vegas but Motional plans to expand to the rest of the US and then globally soon after. Hyundai has even started running ad campaigns showcasing the new IONIQ 5 robotaxi.
Auto Trendy’s take:
Having robotaxis available as soon as 2023 is almost unbelievable. The developments that had to be made in order to reach the required level of safety are immense. It is really exciting to know that we are inching ever-so closer to the futuristic world that we’ve always seen in movies and that we could experience it in just one year.