Hyundai has developed new technologies to improve the quality of air in vehicles and create a more pleasant indoor environment for drivers.
The automaker unveiled three new air-conditioning technologies that will be made available on upcoming Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis vehicles worldwide in the future. The technologies are designed to suppress mold growth, improve wind dispersion, and reduce indoor humidity, among other features designed to improve driver experience.
“After-Blow” dries the condensate on the evaporator and suppresses mold growth in the air-conditioning system, which can cause an odor during hot weather, Hyundai said.
After the engine is turned off and the condensate on the evaporator drains naturally for about 30 minutes, After-Blow activates for 10 minutes to dry the evaporator and any condensate leftover in the air passage. The air-conditioning system automatically allows influx of outside air during this time to prevent humidity from building up.
Multi-Air Mode Technology
“Multi-Air Mode” uses multiple vents for air conditioning and heating to create a more pleasant indoor environment with gentle wind.
When this mode is activated, the air is dispersed to the newly added multi-air slots in the driver and passenger seats in addition to the normal air vents. The overall wind volume remains the same, but the dispersion of wind reduces direct air contact and softens the air.
Fine Dust Indicator Technology
“Fine Dust Indicator” measures the air inside the vehicle in real time and delivers digitized information, allowing the driver to better manage the air quality.
The indicator displays the concentration and pollution level of ultrafine particles inside the vehicle using integer numbers and colors for better visibility to the user.
If the level of ultrafine particles exceeds a certain level, the air-cleaning mode will run to purify the air in the vehicle. If the air does not improve in air-cleaning mode, it can also serve as a reminder to the driver to replace air-conditioner filters or to clean contaminated seats and mats.