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Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv to Form Autonomous Driving Joint Venture

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09/23/2019 | 11:39am EDT


* Joint venture advances the development of production-ready autonomous driving systems for commercialization of Level 4 and 5 self-driving technologies

* Autonomous driving platform will be available for robotaxi providers, fleet operators, and automotive manufacturers in 2022

* Partnership reinforces Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv's shared vision of making mobility more safe, green, connected, and accessible

* Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv's combined contributions total USD 4 billion, with each owning 50 percent stake in the joint venture

SEOUL / DUBLIN / BOSTON - Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv announced today that they will be forming an autonomous driving joint venture. This partnership brings together one of the industry's most innovative vehicle technology providers and one of the world's largest vehicle manufacturers.

The joint venture will advance the design, development and commercialization of SAE Level 4 and 5 autonomous technologies, furthering the partners' leadership position in the global autonomous driving ecosystem. The joint venture will begin testing fully driverless systems in 2020 and have a production-ready autonomous driving platform available for robotaxi providers, fleet operators, and automotive manufacturers in 2022.

As part of the agreement, Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv will each have a 50 percent ownership stake in the joint venture, valued at a total of USD 4 billion. Aptiv will contribute its autonomous driving technology, intellectual property, and approximately 700 employees focused on the development of scalable autonomous driving solutions. Hyundai Motor Group affiliates - Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors and Hyundai Mobis - will collectively contribute USD 1.6 billion in cash at closing and USD 0.4 billion in vehicle engineering services, R&D resources, and access to intellectual property.

The partnership reinforces the companies' shared vision of making mobility more safe, green, connected, and accessible by advancing the development and commercialization of the highest-performing and safest autonomous vehicles.

'The new joint venture marks the start of a journey with Aptiv toward our common goal of commercializing autonomous driving,' said Euisun Chung, Executive Vice Chairman, Hyundai Motor Group. 'The combined capabilities of Aptiv, a leading global technology company, and our Group, a global OEM, will create invaluable synergy to lead the autonomous driving landscape.'

'This partnership further strengthens Aptiv's industry-leading capabilities in the development of advanced driver assistance systems, vehicle connectivity solutions, and Smart Vehicle Architecture,' said Kevin Clark, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aptiv. 'Hyundai Motor Group's cutting-edge engineering and R&D capabilities make them our partner of choice to advance the development of a production-ready autonomous platform.'

The new joint venture will be led by Karl Iagnemma, President, Aptiv Autonomous Mobility and headquartered in Boston, with technology centers across the United States and Asia, including Korea. Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv will each appoint an equal number of directors to govern the joint venture.

The joint venture's Korea operations will serve as a key technology center as well as a base for vehicle modification and a testbed for autonomous driving mobility service platforms. Hyundai Motor Group's strong presence in the local automotive market and the country's world-class 5G infrastructure are anticipated to spur the partnership's development efforts.

Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv: Creating a Safe and Trusted Driverless World

Hyundai Motor Group has created a value chain based on automobiles, steel, and construction, and its business areas also include logistics, finance, IT and service. With approximately 250,000 employees worldwide, the Group's key affiliates include auto-making arms Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors as well as auto-parts making unit Hyundai Mobis.

Hyundai Motor Group's latest investment epitomizes the Korean automotive leader's ongoing efforts towards realizing fully autonomous driving with the highest level of safety. Hyundai first began testing autonomous vehicles on public roads in the U.S. in 2015 with a license from the state of Nevada.

During CES in 2017, Hyundai advanced its trials in urban environments, demonstrating self-driving technologies to the public with its autonomous IONIQ model. In February 2018, Hyundai successfully demonstrated Level 4 autonomous driving technology on a highway, as five NEXO fuel cell electric vehicles travelled 190 kilometers from Seoul to Pyeonchang without any driver engagement.

Aptiv is a global technology company with an industry-leading portfolio of advanced mobility solutions that includes perception systems, software algorithms, compute platforms, and data and power distribution.

Aptiv's autonomous driving engineers have been leading the development of software for high-performing self-driving cars since the historic 2007 DARPA Challenge. The company conducted the first coast-to-coast automated drive in the United States in 2015, and was the first to commercially deploy autonomous vehicles globally.

Aptiv operates more than 100 autonomous vehicles on multiple continents, across a range of driving conditions and environments, including the largest commercial deployment of autonomous vehicles in Las Vegas with a ride-hailing network. To date, the company has provided more than 70,000 paid autonomous rides, servicing more than 2,700 destinations, while maintaining a near perfect average passenger rating of 4.95-out-of-five stars.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close early in the second quarter of 2020.

About Aptiv

Aptiv is a global technology company that develops safer, greener and more connected solutions enabling the future of mobility. Visit aptiv.com.

About Hyundai Motor Group

Hyundai Motor Group is a global corporation that has created a value chain based on automobiles, steel, and construction and includes logistics, finance, IT and service. With about 250,000 employees worldwide, the Group's automobile brands include Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp and Genesis. Armed with creative thinking, cooperative communication and the will to take on all challenges, we are working to create a better future for all. For more information about Hyundai Motor Group, please visit www.hyundaimotorgroup.com

Disclaimer: Hyundai Motor Group believes the information contained herein to be accurate at the time of release. However, the company may upload new or updated information if required and assumes that it is not liable for the accuracy of any information interpreted and used by the reader.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release, as well as other statements made by Aptiv PLC (the 'Company'), contain forward-looking statements that reflect, when made, the Company's current views with respect to current events, the proposed notes offering, the redemption of the 2020 Notes and financial performance. Such forward-looking statements are subject to many risks, uncertainties and factors relating to the Company's operations and business environment, which may cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from any future results. All statements that address future operating, financial or business performance or the Company's strategies or expectations are forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements are discussed under the captions 'Risk Factors' and 'Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations' in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is impossible for us to predict these events or how they may affect the Company. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events and/or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

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ChangeLast1st jan.
APTIV PLC 2.34% 75.35 Delayed Quote.-20.66%
HYUNDAI HCN CO.,LTD. -2.94% 4450 End-of-day quote.30.50%
HYUNDAI MOBIS CO.,LTD 3.94% 198000 End-of-day quote.-22.66%
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY 0.82% 98000 End-of-day quote.-18.67%
KIA MOTORS CORPORATION 6.70% 34250 End-of-day quote.-22.69%
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