Motional’s rollout of Hyundai IONIQ 5 robotaxis in Las Vegas looks to be on track for a release next year.
Previously, Hyundai announced they reached a deal with Motional to provide their broader robotaxi fleet vehicles.
Currently, Motional is running a fleet of BMW 5 series vehicles for their Las Vegas fleet. The new Ioniq 5 vehicles will be an addition to the fleet, and expand the companies operations in the city.
Motional plans to launch robotaxi services throughout the United States in the coming years.
The vehicles will feature a level 4 autonomous technology that will enable them to drive themselves in almost every situation. The vehicles will operate safely without a driver, and currently, there are no plans to include a safety driver for Motional’s vehicles.
Hyundai was looking to break into the robotaxi industry and launched a global campaign. The “Innovation begins with Very Human Things” campaign includes Motional and other companies. The campaign slogan is:
a mobility solution with humanity inside — not just without a human driver.
Motional did not confirm an exact release window, nor did they confirm the other markets that may see Ioniq 5 robotaxis roll out in.