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Hyundai Showing Augmented Reality HUD, Semi-Autonomous Tech at CES

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/5/2015 Jason Udy

In addition to the previously announced smartwatch app, Hyundai is showing more of its latest automotive technology at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show this week including a new augmented reality Head-Up Display (HUD) and new semi-autonomous tech.

While basic automotive HUD systems have been around since the late 1980s, the latest systems, such as the one in the 2015 Hyundai Genesis, include more vehicle information than ever, including navigation, cruise control and Blind Spot Detection information, and Forward Collision and Lane Departure warnings. Hyundai’s production-ready augmented reality HUD concept uses animations to relay information about the road ahead to the driver, including off-ramp arrows, street signs and street markings, and Smart Cruise Control distance bars.

Hyundai also has a wearable band that vibrates when the Lane Departure Warning System activates or when another car moves into the driver's lane. Additionally, the band can also notify 911 if the driver’s heart rate changes rapidly.

The 2015 Hyundai Cockpit Concept showcases a number of new technologies aimed at further connecting the driver to the car. Features such as heart rate monitoring, a calendar life log info showing daily driving activities, and information sharing between vehicle, cloud, tablet smartphone, and wearable devices blur the line between car and personal computer. In addition, features like blind spot and safe following distances warning, advanced low fuel level warning, a driver alertness monitor with rest recommendation messages, advanced turn-by-turn navigation, and the ability to transfer navigation from vehicle to mobile device build on currently available in-car tech.

Other new technologies include using tablets to control vehicle features and monitor children in the rear seats. Through a connected tablet's camera, drivers can watch the backseat from the central infotainment screen. Special rear seat mounts secure the tablet, facing the camera rearward. "Copilot/navigator" controls integrated into the tablet allow rear passengers to access infotainment and comfort features including audio/video system controls, climate control functions, navigation search features, and life log information.

Hyundai Showing Augmented Reality HUD, Semi-Autonomous Tech at CES Hyundai Autonomous Emergency Stop System© Provided by MotorTrend Hyundai Autonomous Emergency Stop System

The Hyundai Cockpit Concept also features 3D hand-gesture recognition, which allows drivers to control vehicle infotainment, connectivity, and climate systems via simple hand-gesture shortcuts to keep searching for buttons and switches to a minimum. The system uses infrared and camera sensors to monitor the driver’s hand gestures.

Hyundai is also exhibiting six driver assistance systems at CES, including semi-autonomous technologies like remote auto parking. The automaker says the systems have a high probability of making it to production in the near future. Hyundai's vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) tech will be shown, along with its vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P), and vehicle-to-devices (V2X) tech. Driving aids like highway driving assist, distance/speed control, lane guidance control, automatic speed adjustment, narrow path assist, a variable speed limit system that adjusts speed automatically based on current conditions, traffic jam assist, virtual lane generation, low speed distance/speed control, and pedestrian alert will be showcased. Another advanced feature of note includes a wearable device, which in an emergency can signal the vehicle to drive to the shoulder and stop if it senses an issue with the driver.

Source: Hyundai

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