Car manufacturers are getting the latest trends right! Hyundai not just brought one of its autonomous IONIQ car to the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, but also let visitors of the show to take a glance into the future of driverless cars by wearing virtual reality glasses, while sitting in a simulator shaped like an IONIQ car.
Hyundai had two autonomous IONIQ cars on display back in January 2017 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and now the Korean car maker brought one of them to European Car Show.
The IONIQ can move forward with the use of LiDAR technology. Hyundai Motor has fitted the hardware behind the autonomous IONIQ’s front bumper rather than using the typical roof-mounted approach, retaining the new car’s sleek design. The car’s advanced self-driving systems are kept as simple as possible by integrating existing functions from the production model, including the Smart Cruise Control system’s forward-facing radar and Lane Keeping Assist cameras.
The system also uses a GPS antenna to search for a location of each vehicle and high-definition mapping software delivers pinpoint accuracy for location, road gradient and curvature, plus lane width and indication data. In addition, a Blind Spot Detection radar ensures that even simple lane changes are executed safely.
Hyundai Motor’s latest technology allows the cars to navigate the most challenging situations safely, including high levels of pedestrian traffic, stop lights and signs, road construction and road blocks, speed bumps, dogs, small children and even intersections without traffic signals. Through extensive testing in urban environments Hyundai Motor is continuing to develop and refine its self-driving technologies with the goal of using less computing power, resulting in a low-cost platform that the typical consumer can afford.