Vehicular technology has come an awful long way over the years.
Twenty years ago, electric windows were seen as innovative and would only be present on the more expensive, higher specification cars. Nowadays, people expect their car to have electric windows fitted as standard both in the front and back.
Satellite navigation is also a new addition to the common car. In the last couple of years, such systems are the norm rather than the exception and are often incorporated into the dashboard rather than being stuck to your windscreen.
Car manufacturers are always looking for things they can offer either as a standard or an optional extra. Hyundai cars are no exception and strive to be at the forefront of vehicular technology.
Below are some of the new technology utilised by Hyundai in their cars.
The amount of heat and light coming into a car through its numerous windows can be over-powering at times. Yes, there is a sun visor that can be used to block the sun’s glare or air-conditioning that can be switched on, however sometimes you need something a little more. Smart Windows are able to alter the volume of heat and light that comes in through the glass in the car’s windows, making for a much more pleasant journey.
The prospect of a tyre blowing out whilst on a motorway can be a nightmare. Hyundai fit non-pneumatic tires that prevent such incidents from happening. The tyres or wheels are honeycomb shaped and have a covering of rubber on the outside to reduce friction and damage.
This is a combination of informatics and telecommunication providing an infotainment system. GPS is incorporated into the communication terminal that connects to a number of electronic devices in the car. The Telematics system provides the driver with information such as how safe he or she is driving.
Driven State Monitoring (DSM)
An infrared camera in the car monitors alterations in the driver’s facial muscles and movements in his or her eyes to establish the driver’s state, usually in regards to fatigue. If anything abnormal is detected, an alarm goes off, as well as strong vibrations transmitted to the seat to wake the driver.
A 3D hologram on the windscreen shows information that is considered to be convenient to the car’s driver.
Scratch Recovery Clear (SRC)
This is where the car bodywork has been painted with a special clear paint that provides a self-healing scratch cover so that scratches repair themselves over a period of time.
Solar cell sunroof
This, in conjunction with the air conditioning fan, will lower the air conditioning load during hot periods and should improve fuel efficiency cooling and the performance of the cooling system
Neck injuries to the driver can be prevented by using a pre-crash headrest. This system uses a camera or rear facing radar to detect the possibility of a collision from the rear. If this is likely to happen, the headrest automatically moves nearer to the back of the driver’s head to provide extra protection.
Want to see some of these new ideas for yourself? Visit Bartons Hyundai to see their new Hyundais today.