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Hyundai Invests in Aurora

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June 13, 2019—Hyundai is backing Aurora, startup of self-driving technology for cars, with plans to bring the systems to both Hyundai and Kia models, according to a report by CNBC.

The companies have been working for the past year to develop and integrate the “Aurora Driver” into Hyundai’s NEXO fuel cell vehicles as well as on other projects. t’s an extension of an existing partnership and furthers the work that large auto manufacturers are doing with developers of driverless technology. 

Aurora employs lidar, or light ranging and detection sensors, as part of its autonomous systems. That’s different than Tesla, which uses cameras and radar primarily to power its “full self-driving” and Autopilot features.

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