It’s not news anymore that self-driving features are what’s ruling the market these days, now it’s stepping up, as GM’s Super Cruise is ready to arrive in the Cadillac CT6 later this year. Audi will be shipping its level 3 self-driving tech in the next A8. All these has made Hyundai to start speeding up the time it’ll take for the commercialization of its “Highway Driving Assist 2” (HDA2) semi-autonomous features.
The HDA2 system which is similar to Tesla’s Autopilot and has been said to be a level 2 autonomous feature, has a software which takes care of the speed and stops in highway driving conditions. It also automatically handles merging on a main road, changing to a crossroad and entering a junction as soon as the driver shows his intention by using the turn signal.
Speaking to the Electronic Times, Hyundai said that the introduction of the HDA2 will “minimize intervention by drivers”. The company also said that the Tech “nears level 3 on freeways” and that its introduction will help achieve the company’s goal for 2022, which is to commercialize fully autonomous vehicles.
At CES, Hyundai displayed self-driving tech and matched an approach that is lightweight in terms of computing and sensor types in favor of detailed maps to reduce costs for customers.
The Hyundai Motor Company is a South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. The company was founded in 1967 and, along with its 32.8% owned subsidiary, Kia Motors, and its 100% owned luxury subsidiary Genesis Motors which together comprise the Hyundai Motor Group. It is the third largest vehicle manufacturer in the world.