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Hyundai Motor's self-driving cars succeed in trial run to PyeongChang

According to Yonhap News,

(SEOUL=Yonhap News) Hyundai Motor Co., Korea's No. 1 carmaker, said Sunday its autonomous vehicles have succeeded in a test drive from Seoul to PyeongChang, an alpine town that is hosting the upcoming Winter Olympics.

Hyundai has been expanding its self-driving vehicle program and plans to promote its technology at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics set to be held from Feb. 9-25.

Its five driverless cars -- two G80s from the automaker's luxury sub-brand Genesis and three hydrogen-electric vehicles -- successfully traveled the 190 kilometers of expressway Friday, the company said.

The models meet SAE International's Level 4 standards, in which the automatic system controls driving in certain safe conditions. It is one level before a full-automation stage.

The company said it marked the first time in the country for autonomous cars to run on such a long course at the maximum legal speed of 100 to 110 kph. It is also the world's first trial of hydrogen-electric self-driving vehicles, it added.

This photo, provided by Korea's No. 1 carmaker Hyundai Motor Co., shows one of its self-driving cars passing through a toll gate after making a successful self-driving test on the 190-kilometer Seoul-PyeongChang expressway on Feb. 2, 2018. (Yonhap)

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Source: Yonhap News (Feb. 4, 2018)