Motor Mouth: No hurry to go driverless

"Today, it's beyond the state-of-the-art and driverless technology to develop Level 5. This is not to say it will never happen. But today, a more realistic goal is to focus on Level 4."

That refreshingly honest assessment was made by Mr Karl Iagnemma, chief executive of Motional - a newly rebranded joint venture between Hyundai Motor and Aptiv (previously known as Nutonomy) - in August.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 31, 2020, with the headline 'No hurry to go driverless '. Print Edition | Subscribe