Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have invested in Aurora – an industry leader in the development of self-driving technology. The move strengthens the strategic partnership formed between the companies in 2018, under which the groups have been collaborating on self-driving technologies on Hyundai’s flagship fuel cell vehicle NEXO.
Aurora’s self-driving system, the Aurora Driver, comprising lidar, radar, and cameras. It offers autonomous vehicles the ability to monitor, react, and adapt to different surroundings.
Youngcho Chi, President and Chief Innovation Officer at Hyundai Motor Group says: “Aurora is the leading innovator of self-driving technology and we look forward to building a stronger collaborative partnership with them. Working closely with industry leaders around the world will help us develop fully self-driving vehicles that are safe and innovative for our customers.”
Sterling Anderson, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Aurora, adds: “Together with all of our ecosystem partners, we are seeing the convergence of a powerful platform that will deliver the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly.”
Earlier this year Aurora announced that it will collaborate with the FCA Group on autonomous vans.