Hyundai showcases future in-car technologies

Hyundai Augmented Reality HUD

Hyundai has showcased a series of technologies at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that will likely find their way into the company’s vehicles in the not too distant future.

Basic Head-Up Displays (HUD) appeared in cars in the late 1980s, when they only offered the speedometer as a virtual image projected onto the windscreen, helping drivers to keep their eyes on the road ahead. The futuristic 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.

Hyundai has developed a production-ready augmented reality HUD concept. This system presents even 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 emergency services if a driver’s heart rate changes rapidly.

The company is also continuing to explore new customer applications for connected devices inside and outside of vehicles. The 2015 Hyundai Cockpit Concept on display at CES 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
  • Petrol stations near route

Hyundai Future Infotainment Screen

Moving further aback, Hyundai is exploring using tablets to control features and monitor children in the back seat including these futuristic tablet features:

  • Rear seat passenger monitoring via the head unit screen and a connected tablet’s camera
  • Specialised rear seat tablet mounts with connectivity
  • Tablet-based “co-pilot/navigator” controls, which allow a passenger to select vehicle infotainment and comfort features while the driver’s eyes remain on the road:
    • Audio / Video system
    • Climate control features
    • Navigation: POI search and destination search
    • Life log information

Like the Volkswagen Golf R Touch concept, the Hyundai Cockpit Concept brings hand-gesture recognition one-step closer to reality. It 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.

Finally, Hyundai is showing six new Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) at the CES that have a high probability of being production ready in the near future.

Hyundai Narrow Passage System

They include:

  • Remote auto parking
    • This system will make all parking manoeuvres automatically
  • Connectivity among vehicles, infrastructure, and devices (referred to as V2X)
  • V2P (Vehicle to Pedestrian)
  • Collision with pedestrian warning
    • V2I (Vehicle to Infrastructure)
  • Traffic signal information (current signal phase and countdown to change), speed suggestion, school zone info, weather
  • V2V (Vehicle to Vehicle)
  • Emergency braking, intersection assist, emergency vehicle warning, road construction warning, do not pass warning


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