2015 Hyundai Genesis Introduces New Feature That Will Automatically Brake For Speed Cameras
No more speeding tickets — at least not when there’s a camera to catch you. The latest model of the Hyundai Genesis, which goes on sale later this year, will have a feature that will automatically brake your car if you’re going over the speed limit while passing a speeding camera.
Called the Automatic Emergency Braking system, the new feature uses both cameras and GPS to know when you’re approaching a speeding camera. If you’re going too fast — well, get ready for a second of whiplash. The car will automatically slow you down.
The AEB system works by coming preloaded with numerous camera locations in its system. When you come within half a mile or so of a speed camera, the built-in GPS will alert you. The car will show you the speed limit and beep if you’re going too fast.
The new AEB feature isn’t just meant to keep speedsters in check, though. The 2015 Genesis has radar sensors to keep its driver alert of any dangerous external condition which could lead to a crash. Hyundai believes that providing Genesis drivers with an extra helping hand while driving will add a sense of security to everyone on the road.
In fog, rain or other extreme conditions, it can see what’s happening up ahead and alert you of danger,” according to the Hyundai Genesis website. “If a crash is imminent and the driver does not react, the system deploys Automatic Emergency Braking. The system can even apply full brake force stopping power from 5 to 50 MPH, giving you an added element of safety.”
According to Extreme Tech, the Automatic Emergency Braking technology will not be available at launch but will be added into cars later. Other safety features of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis include the Lane Departure Warning System, Smart Cruise Control, High Beam Assist Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Additionally, Hyundai’s new, high-tech car will come installed with nine airbags, including two for the driver’s knees alone.