Enlarge ImageThe 2020 Sonata already has some… polarizing style, so slapping a bunch of AV kit on the roof barely changes it. Yandex The 2020 Hyundai Sonata isn’t even out yet, but already, one company has created a self-driving development prototype out of one. It’s nice to know people — or, in this case, it’s nice to know the parts and service arm of the greater Hyundai empire.Russian internet giant Yandex and Hyundai Mobis on Thursday debuted their jointly developed 2020 Hyundai Sonata self-driving development prototype. Based on a regular ol’ next-generation Sonata, the vehicle has been fitted with the hardware and software necessary to enable autonomy and continue development on the technology. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding to create Level 4 and Level 5 autonomous vehicles, and this is the first step towards that end goal.According to Yandex’s Medium post, the company received its first 2020 Sonata at the end of May, just two months after inking the partnership with Hyundai Mobis. Engineers from both companies worked to adapt Yandex’s tech to the Sonata, and the result looks surprisingly sleek. The majority of the car’s hardware looks contained to the pod up top, which sports some recognizable lidar emitters. Cables run to the trunk, where there’s more hardware responsible for crunching all the data its sensors receive. So far, testing has been limited to Yandex’s testing grounds, but according to the company, it’s been operating completely autonomously in that closed environment, coming up against things like simulated weather and traffic. Yandex said its prototype will start operating on public roads in Moscow “shortly.”This is just the beginning for their partnership. Eventually, Yandex wants to have a fleet of 100 development vehicles, a feat it hopes to achieve by the end of 2019. Future prototypes won’t just be based on the Sonata, either. To prove its flexibility, Yandex wants to add its hardware and software to a multitude of Hyundai and Kia vehicles, although it declined to say which ones. 2019 Nissan Altima review: Better dressed with better tech Post a comment 2020 Hyundai Sonata brings an extra dose of style to… More about 2020 Hyundai Sonata More From Roadshow News • 2020 Hyundai Sonata reveals striking new design ahead of New York Auto Show 1:42 Autonomous Vehicles Auto Tech Sedans Hyundai Share your voice 2019 Toyota Camry Review Now playing: Watch this: 2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive: An attractive and compelling midsize sedan Tags Hyundai 0 Preview • 2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive: An attractive and compelling midsize sedan 29 Photos 2020 Hyundai Sonata brings arresting style to New York
People suffer after readymade garment workers put barricade on the main road in Abdullahpur area on Thursday. Photo: UNBReadymade garment workers put barricade on the main road in the Dhaka’s Abdullahpur area halting vehicular movement for around two and half hours on both sides of House Building to Abdullahpur on Thursday, reports UNB.Employees of ‘Top Jeans’ in Hazipara of Uttarkhan came to the street around 11:00am protesting at the dismissal of some of their fellow workers from the factory.At one stage, they started demonstrating on the main road and went to Abdullahpur and put barricade there around 12:00pm halting vehicular movement on the busy road, said traffic inspector Asad of Abdullahpur.Although vehicles were diverted from Abdullahpur to House Building to keep the vehicular movement normal, huge traffic clog had surrounded the area, said another police officer.Additional police forces were deployed to bring the situation under control.Later around 2:30pm, the agitated workers withdrew the roadblocks after being assured that their demand would be met, said deputy commissioner of Uttara division Nabid Kamal Shaibal.He also said the vehicular movement from the Airport to Abdullahpur became normal after 2:40pm.