The latest Hyundai Sonata sedan is coming out later this year, but a self-driving version is already here.

On Thursday, Russia’s self-driving car service Yandex unveiled an autonomous prototype of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, coming out this fall as a traditional, human-driven car. 

Yandex, which is effectively the Russian Google, collaborated with Hyundai’s Mobis car parts division to retrofit the sedan over six weeks. Yandex received the car at the end of May and turned it into a vehicle that can drive itself at high levels of autonomy (known as Level 4 and 5, meaning no humans needed in most or all conditions) with a sensor suite, cameras, and software installed into the vehicle.  Read more…

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