Hyundai typically is not the first automaker to pop up in autonomous vehicle discussion. Forgetting about its (comparatively) low price, the 2015 Genesis is a worthy opponent to even the BMW 5 Series or Lexus GS. The tech-laden sedan is above par with anything else out there, and the icing on the cake for me is the ability to use both touchscreen and knob interface. Nice.
Hyundai’s latest video uses stunt drivers to focus in on all of the Genesis’ safety tech to show the road to fully autonomous driving. All four safety features are at work in one video: You got your automatic emergency braking, blind spot detection, lane-keeping assist, and rear cross-traffic alert. There are six stunt drivers piloting six 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedans. The drivers set the advanced smart cruise control with automatic emergency braking, then jump out of the sunroofs onto a tractor trailer. The empty car convoy proceeds to autonomously drive itself in a perfect line on Hyundai’s closed course California proving grounds.
It’s definitely worth a watch. Already, the viral vid has more than 2 million views – and probably more by the time you read this!