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Hyundai expands R&D hub in India for self-driving tech

South Korean auto group mines local wealth of software engineers

Hyundai Mobis develops autonomous-driving systems that bundle camera and radar recognition software. (Photo courtesy of the company)

SEOUL -- The Hyundai Motor group will establish another research and development center in India to produce software for self-driving vehicles, raising its profile in a long-term growth market.

Hyundai Mobis, the South Korean group's main parts supplier, will create a second R&D center near an existing lab in the city of Hyderabad, a tech hub in central India. The company will lift the number of technicians by 20% yearly from the current 700.

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