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Hyundai showcasing augmented reality, wearables and ADAS tech at 2015 CES

Hyundai is showcasing a collection of new technologies at the 2015 CES, highlighting a new augmented reality Head Up Display (HUD); new connectivity and 3D-gesture controls; and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

Augmented reality head-up display system and wearables. Basic Head-Up Displays (HUD) appeared in cars the late 1980s, when they only offered the speedometer as a virtual image projected onto the windshield. The HUD found inside the 2015 Genesis includes driving information such as Smart Cruise Control status, navigation, Blind Spot Detection, and Forward Collision and Lane Departure Warnings. At CES, Hyundai is showcasing a production-ready augmented reality HUD concept.

This system presents more driver information in the form of animations, which describe road conditions ahead. On the augmented reality HUD, drivers will see warnings when a car is about to unexpectedly enter their lane, arrows leading to exit ramps, highlighted street signs, Smart Cruise Control distance bars and one-way street markings.

Hyundai has also linked the augmented HUD to a wearable band. This band will vibrate when the Lane Departure Warning System is activated or when the car is about to unexpectedly enter the driver’s lane. It is also a heart rate monitor that can notify 911 if a driver’s heart rate changes rapidly.

Hyundai’s Augmented Reality Head-Up Display and Intersection Movement System. Click to enlarge.

Future connectivity. Hyundai continues to explore new customer applications for connected devices inside and outside of vehicles. At CES, the 2015 Hyundai Cockpit Concept will demonstrate the following new technologies:

  • Heart rate monitoring
  • Driver alertness monitor with rest recommendation messages
  • Blind spot and safe following distance warnings
  • Advanced low fuel level warnings
  • Advanced turn-by-turn navigation
  • Navigation transfer from inside the car to a mobile device for walking to a final destination
  • Calendar life log information display with daily driving activities
  • Sharing information among vehicle, cloud, tablet, smartphone and wearable devices
  • POI suggestions by ranking and driver preferences

Hyundai is also exploring using tablets to control features and monitor children in the back seat. Tablet features on display at the CES include:

  • Rear seat passenger monitoring via the head unit screen and a connected tablet’s camera
  • Specialized rear seat tablet mounts with connectivity
  • Tablet-based “copilot/navigator” controls, which allow a passenger to select vehicle infotainment and comfort features while the driver’s eyes remain on the road:

3D gesture controls. Inside the Hyundai Cockpit Concept, Hyundai engineers will showcase advanced 3D hand-gesture recognition. The Cockpit Concept is able to recognize driver commands free from the distractions associated with finding buttons and switches. 3D hand-gesture recognition can be used to select navigation, infotainment, audio, HVAC, and even smartphone connectivity functions. Simple hand-gesture shortcuts can be used to play/pause music, advance to the next track or return to the previous track.

Hand-gesture recognition is accomplished with advanced infrared and camera sensors. This intuitive gesture interface provides the driver with controls, while keeping their eyes safely on the road and represents Hyundai’s future vision for human machine interface.

Hyundai’s Variable Speed Limit System. Click to enlarge.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Hyundai will show 6 new ADAS at CES; these have a high probability of being production-ready in the near future. These include:

  • Remote auto parking. This system will make all parking maneuvers automatically.

  • V2X connectivity among vehicles, infrastructure, and devices. These systems include V2P (Vehicle to Pedestrian) for a collision with pedestrian warning; V2I (Vehicle to Infrastructure) for traffic signal information (current signal phase and countdown to change), speed suggestion, school zone info, weather; and V2V (Vehicle to Vehicle) for emergency braking, intersection assist, emergency vehicle warning, road construction warning, do not pass warning.

  • Driving Aids. These include Highway driving assist; Distance/speed control; Lane guidance control; Automatic speed adjustment; and Emergency stop—if the wearable device determines that the driver is impaired, this system safely guides the vehicle to the shoulder and stops it.

    Narrow path assist recognizes the vehicle is traveling on a very narrow path and automatically controls lateral movements. The variable speed limit system automatically varies vehicle speed for current conditions. Other aids include Traffic jam assist; Virtual lane generation; and Distance/speed control under low speed conditions.



I never regretted buying my first Hyundai Elantra in 1999, despite a cross-brace making it necessary to jerk the engine(and all connections) if replacing the oil pan.

Thank God for J & B Welding Epoxy.

But these auto drive systems seem miracles because:

1. They apparently work.

2. They are also apparently becoming affordable.

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