Sun, 03 March 2019
A fleet of Hyundai’s next generation NEXO fuel cell electric cars, fitted with autonomous technology, has successfully completed a self-driven 190km highway journey in Korea, that included travel at speeds of up to 110km/h, the maximum allowed.
Three NEXO models took part in the drive, with the next-generation fuel cell electric SUV scheduled to be released in Korea next month. All vehicles were equipped with level four self-driving technology, as defined by the SAE international standards. This allows the car to safely drive itself without any human input, referred to as ‘mind off’ autonomy.
The demonstration started in Seoul, to begin the journey to Pyeongchang. Entering the highway, the vehicles moved in response to the natural flow of traffic. They executed lane changes and overtaking manoeuvers, and navigated toll gates using a wireless expressway payment system.
The NEXO fuel cell electric SUV can drive more than 600km on a single charge, which takes approximately five minutes.