Kia Motors is to bring a fully-autonomous car to market by 2030.
Kia Motors has announced its plans to bring a range of partially-autonomous driving technologies to its model line-up by 2020, with its first fully-autonomous car coming to market by 2030.
The initial stage of investment by Kia – totalling $2 billion by 2018 – will enable the company to develop the first of its new Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technologies and employ a greater number of engineers.
Among the new technologies currently under development for 2020 is highway driving assist technology, which combines a lane guidance system and advanced smart cruise control, and Traffic jam assist technology, which tracks the vehicle in front during moderate-to-highly congested traffic conditions.
Kia will also introduce a remote advanced parking assist system, allowing Kia vehicles to park themselves when the driver presses the smart key button while within a certain range of the car.
Kia is focusing research and development resources on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, enabling cars to effectively communicate directly and independently with their surroundings, to bring its first autonomous car to market by 2030.