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Hyundai Mobis has announced its intentions to develop sensors for all-autonomous driving by 2020. The Korean supplier said it is developing both high- and entry-level radars with a view to production from next year.

It is working with Germany’s SMS and ASTYX on five radars for 360-degree detection, and is also collaborating with researchers from Seoul National University on the improvement of target distinguishment. It has developed high-resolution radars with two chips integrated into one, promising cost competitiveness as well as performance.

In a statement, Hyundai Mobis also notes that it is “actively utilizing AI and deep learning.” Hwang Jae-ho, director of ADAS at Hyundai Mobis, said: “Developing sensors that can convert external driving circumstances into digital signals and read them accurately is an important challenge for the autonomous industry. With the recent development of innovative technologies that could alter the competitive atmosphere of the sensor markets, such as advanced identification technologies using deep learning, we will actively utilize them in such a way to realize a quantum jump of our sensor technology.”

Hyundai Mobis has also confirmed that it is increasing its autonomous driving research and development team by more than 15pc each year, to more than 1,000 persons by 2021, and that it will expand its global fleet of ‘M.Billy’ autonomous test cars from the current three to 20 by next year.

-Farah Alkhalisi