Lyft’s new robotaxi will be a Hyundai Ioniq 5… but not really


Motional, an autonomous driving company formed last year as a joint venture between Hyundai and Aptiv, has spilled the beans on its first commercial vehicle: an electric robotaxi. The so-called Ioniq 5 robotaxi is based on the homonymous vehicle by Hyundai, but enhanced with Motional’s driverless tech. Credit: Motional The Ioniq 5 robotaxi. Credit: Hyundai And the simple Ioniq 5… yeah they do look alike. The vehicle comes equipped with Level 4 autonomy, meaning it can operate without a human driver under certain conditions. It’s fitted with “more than 30 sensors,” including cameras, radar, and LiDAR, which provide “360-degree perception,…

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