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Seoul — As Google’s Waymo, General Motors (GM) and others race to bring driverless vehicles to showrooms, the argument over who will buy cars in the technology era is getting louder. Hyundai, a latecomer to electrification and autonomous driving, is betting against individuals owning robot cars and preparing for a future in which the biggest buyers will be ride-sharing giants such as Uber, Lyft and GrabTaxi. The South Korean vehicle maker said in January that it invested in Singapore-based Grab, Southeast Asia’s biggest cab-hailing service. "The trend is now changing," Woongjun Jang, director of Hyundai’s advanced driver assistance system development group, told Stephen Engle in a Bloomberg TV interview on February 8. "In the past, people liked to own their cars. In the near future, I think the owner of the self-driving market will be mobility-service providers." Car ownership is here to stay Jang is the latest to weigh in on a topic fiercely contested by some industry veterans incl...

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