Published: January 08, 2015 | International Consumer Electronics Show 2015
Driver information is projected in the form of animations on the windshield
At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES®), Hyundai brings a collection of new technologies, highlighting augmented reality, wearable tech and autonomous driving or ADAS. Hyundai’s exhibit (North Hall, booth #2818) at CES will be open Jan. 6-9, 2015 for demonstrations of the all-new transportation technologies.
Hyundai is showcasing 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.
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. All this information is projected at a perceived virtual distance approximately six feet ahead of the driver for maximum legibility while driving.
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.
ADAS–Towards autonomous driving
Hyundai believes in advanced driver assistance systems for enhancing customer safety and convenience. Six new systems will be shown at CES. These systems have a high probability of being production ready in the near future.
Advanced driver assistance systems need to be functional, efficient and intervene only at appropriate times. This is because every road and driver is different. Hyundai is working to provide the optimal level of support for each road and situation.
- Remote auto parking
- V2P (Vehicle to Pedestrian)
- V2I (Vehicle to Infrastructure)
- V2V (Vehicle to Vehicle)
- Highway driving assist
- Distance/speed control
- Lane guidance control
- Automatic speed adjustment
- Emergency stop
- Narrow path assist
- Variable speed limit systemTraffic jam assistVirtual lane generation
- Distance/speed control under low speed conditions
- Pedestrian Alert
BlueLink Smartwatch App
The Blue Link smartwatch app works with first and second generation Blue Link equipped Hyundai models. The app is easy to use. The wearer simply taps an icon or uses voice commands to execute remote functions. The Blue Link smartwatch app allows Hyundai owners to remote start, lock and unlock doors as well as find their car in a crowded parking lot. Pushing the microphone icon on the watch activates the voice function, where the driver can execute commands such as “Start my car,” “Lock my car” or “Find my car.”
The Blue Link smartwatch app must be paired via Bluetooth to an owner’s smartphone that contains the Blue Link mobile app. Remote functions can then be executed from almost anywhere in the U.S. as long as the user’s smartphone has a Bluetooth and cellular or Internet connection. Hyundai representatives will be demonstrating the Blue Link smartwatch app on Samsung, Motorola, Sony and LG smartwatches. Android Wear users can download the app from Google Play for free starting in the first quarter of 2015. Some of its features ( all voice activated) include:-
- Remote Engine Start
- Remote Engine Stop (Only available when vehicle is in remote engine start mode)
- Remote Door Lock / Unlock
- Remote Flash Lights / Honk Horn
- Car Finder
- Call Roadside
- Call Blue Link