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Hyundai Shows Its Autonomous, Connected-Car Tech

January 05, 2017

Photo of autonomous IONIQ concept courtesy of Hyundai.
Photo of autonomous IONIQ concept courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai has offered a glimpse into its vision of mobility, which included specific autonomous car capabilities and connected car technologies, at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Hyundai's live demonstrations of its latest autonomous IONIQ concept vehicle from Jan. 5 to 8 feature integrated LiDAR technology, a laser and radar-based detection system that allows the car to navigate stop lights and signs, road construction, and dense pedestrian traffic. Hyundai is testing the technology in urban environments to fine-tune the technologies, according to the automaker.

The LiDAR technology of the autonomous IONIQ is also integrated with functions from the production model, including the smart cruise control forward-facing radar and the lane-keep-assist cameras. The system also uses a GPS antenna and high-definition mapping  software that can help deliver precise accuracy for the location of the vehicle. 

Hyundai presented its connected car features at CES, and presented its goal to create a platform that will help enable two-way communication both internally between the car’s system and externally with road infrastructure, other vehicles, and internet of Things (loT) devices.

Hyundai also unveiled its smart house technology that is designed to integrate connected car technologies into living and working spaces.

“Our Smart House concept fully integrates the car into the home, ultimately making the user’s life more comfortable and convenient. By seamlessly blending features from the car with home and work environments, the user experience is uninterrupted whether socializing, working at home, or on the move,” said Hak Su Ha, director of the Hyundai Design Center.

Hyundai also presented its Health + Mobility Concept, which offered the automaker's vision for vehicles that connect mobility and wellness. A virtual reality room at the tradeshow demonstrated how in-car conditions can be shifted to help manage stress and other physical issues related to commuting. The technology can monitor the driver via a series of sensors throughout the cockpit.

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