Hyundai Motor Company is planning to equip its next-generation Genesis “G90” with two “LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors that will be the first within the global automotive industry. Two LiDAR sensors will be able to provide the level 3 of autonomous driving along with previous camera and radar sensors and Hyundai’s own control algorithm. New G90 is expected to be an important opportunity for Hyundai Motor Company to grab an upper hand of future autonomous driving technology.
According to the industry, Hyundai Motor Company’s Genesis brand is planning to equip its fully-changed G90 model, which is expected to be released at the end of next year, with a “level 3” autonomous driving system that is made up of cameras and radars and two LiDAR sensors. Mando will supply cameras and radars while LiDAR will be supplied by Velodyne through Hyundai Mobis.
Audi is currently the only global automotive industry that announced that it would equip camera, radar, and LiDAR system, which are a must to implement the level 3 autonomous driving, for “A8”. However, there is a chance that “A8”, which will only have one LiDAR sensor at the front, will have hard time understanding movements of cars on its sides and controlling the vehicle.