Kia Autonomous Soul EV and I-Cockpit (4)

Η Kia υπόσχεται πως έως το 2030 θα έχει βγάλει στην αγορά πλήρως αυτόνομα αυτοκίνητα, τα οποία θα πωλούνται μέσω ενός νέου υπο-brand του Drive Wise. Αυτό ανακοίνωσε στην CES η Νοτιοκορεατική εταιρία με το νέο brand να περιλαμβάνει το σύνολο των προηγμένων συστημάτων υποστήριξης του οδηγού, αλλά και τις καινοτομίες στον τομέα της διεπαφής ανθρώπου-μηχανής (HMI) στα επόμενα 15 χρόνια. Το 2030 είναι και η χρονιά που σύμφωνα με μια έρευνα της McKinsey & Company, θα είναι η χρονιά που το 15% των πωλήσεων παγκοσμίως θα αντιστοιχούν σε πωλήσεις αυτόνομων μοντέλων.

Η Νοτιοκορεατική έχει ξεκινήσει την ανάπτυξη ημι-αυτόνομων τεχνολογιών που εκτιμά πως θα περάσουν στα αυτοκίνητα παραγωγής μέσα στα επόμενα 4 χρόνια, από της αρχές δηλαδή της επόμενης δεκαετίας. Για να το πετύχει αυτό, η Kia θα επενδύσει 2 δισ. δολάρια έως το 2018 για να αναπτύξει τις τεχνολογίες ημι-αυτόνομες τεχνολογίες ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System), αλλά και για να προσλάβει περισσότερους μηχανικούς οι οποίοι και θα εργαστούν πάνω στα συστήματα αυτά, τα οποία θα τοποθετηθούν στα επόμενης γενιάς “έξυπνα” αυτοκίνητα της. Τα άνωθεν συστήματα θα χρησιμοποιούν αισθητήρες που θα είναι σε θέση να ανιχνεύουν άλλα αυτοκίνητα, κινδύνους, να αναγνωρίζουν τον δρόμο, αλλά και τυχόν κακές συνθήκες οδήγησης, με τα δεδομένα αυτά, μέσω υπολογιστικών συστημάτων υψηλής τεχνολογίας να επιτρέπουν στο αυτοκίνητο να παίρνει τις δικές του αποφάσεις.

Η Kia εργάζεται παράλληλα και στην ανάπτυξη άλλων προηγμένων συστημάτων όπως το Highway Driving Assist (HDA) που θα συνδυάζεται με το Lane Guidance System (LGS) και το Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC). Επίσης ετοιμάζει το Traffic Jam Assist (TJA), το προηγμένο σύστημα αυτόματου παρκαρίσματος SPAS (Smart Parking Assist System), όπως και το Remote Advanced Parking Assist System (RAPAS).

Kia Autonomous Soul EV and I-Cockpit (5)

Στην CES η Kia παρουσίασε και το I-Cockpit concept που μας δείχνει πως θα είναι η καμπίνα των μοντέλων της στο μέλλον. Αυτή θα υποστηρίζει gestures και θα μπορεί να ανιχνεύσει τα δακτυλικά αποτυπώματα του ιδιοκτήτη, προσαρμόζοντας το εσωτερικό στις προτιμώμενες ρυθμίσεις του, επιλέγοντας την μουσική που του αρέσει και θέτοντας τον κλιματισμό στα θέλω του.

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Kia Motors introduces new ‘DRIVE WISE’ sub-brand for autonomous driving technologies

– Kia ‘DRIVE WISE’ encompasses future Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

– DRIVE WISE intelligent safety technologies exhibited at 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

– U.S. state of Nevada grants license to Kia to test autonomous Kia Soul EV on public roads

– Introduction of partially-autonomous driving technologies by 2020, with arrival of fully-autonomous vehicles targeted by 2030

(SEOUL) January 6, 2015 – Kia Motors has today introduced the launch of a new sub-brand, ‘DRIVE WISE’, to encompass its future Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). DRIVE WISE embodies Kia’s philosophy to realize intelligently safe vehicles featuring Kia’s latest and forthcoming ADAS technologies. Kia recently announced plans to manufacturer partially-autonomous cars by 2020, and aims to bring its first fully-autonomous vehicle to market by 2030.

Debuting at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 6-9, Kia’s innovative DRIVE WISE technologies are currently under development. Engineered to improve safety for all road users, DRIVE WISE will enable Kia to introduce intelligent safety technologies to its future model range, helping to eliminate potential dangers – and, for many, the boredom – of driving, while changing the ways in which owners interact with their vehicles.

Kia unveils DRIVE WISE technologies at CES 2016

Kia’s CES 2016 illustrates the progression of its autonomous driving technologies, from those available in current models to cutting-edge features being developed over the next 15 years under the DRIVE WISE banner. Kia’s exhibit at the increasingly popular show gives visitors the chance to experience a host of next-generation technologies and concepts with interactive displays.

Tae-Won Lim, Senior Vice President, Central Advanced Research and Engineering Institute of Hyundai Motor Group, commented, “Kia is undergoing a very promising and gradual process of introducing partially and fully autonomous technologies to its vehicles. Although the first marketable fully-autonomous car from Kia will not be available in the immediate future, the work our R&D teams are currently doing to develop our range of DRIVE WISE technologies is already improving on-road safety and driver assistance. The innovations presented at this year’s show demonstrate the future direction we are taking.”

DRIVE WISE technologies to improve on-road safety

By 2020, Kia aims to introduce its first partially-autonomous car with DRIVE WISE technologies, building upon the current generation of driver-assistance systems.

The more advanced technologies under development by Kia provide the driver with greater levels of assistance, anticipating and reacting to changing road conditions and potential hazards to improve safety for all road users. By helping to eliminate many of the inherent dangers, stresses and hassles of driving on today’s congested roads, DRIVE WISE will enable owners to focus more on the pleasures of driving.

Kia’s future DRIVE WISE technologies on display at CES 2016 include Highway Autonomous Driving, Urban Autonomous Driving, Preceding Vehicle Following, Emergency Stop System, Traffic Jam Assist and a new Autonomous Parking & Out function:

• Highway Autonomous Driving (HAD) employs a combination of radar and camera detection systems to interpret lane markings, allowing the car to stay in its lane or switch into others to overtake other vehicles or follow a different road; all without driver input.

• Urban Autonomous Driving (UAD) applies GPS and sensors to identify the car’s position on the road, allowing it to safely navigate through densely-congested city environments while responding to live traffic updates.

• Preceding Vehicle Following (PVF) is an enhanced lane-keeping system which monitors the vehicle in front and allows the car to calculate its own path relative to it, following at a safe distance if road markings are indecipherable due to poor conditions or road layout.

• Emergency Stop System (ESS) operates in correlation with Kia’s Driver Status Monitoring (DSM) system, to analyse the driver’s face, ensuring their attention does not stray from the road for too long. If it detects that the driver takes their eyes from the road for too long, ESS can automatically direct the car into an appropriate side lane and come to a halt.

• Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) monitors the vehicle in front during congested traffic conditions, maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle in front and moving into appropriate spaces to gain ground.

• Autonomous Valet Parking allows drivers to exit the car and let the vehicle park itself remotely, activated using the smart key or a smartwatch.

DRIVE WISE technologies are primarily designed to make driving safer and easier for Kia customers by identifying hazards at the earliest possible opportunity and allowing the driver – or the car – to take appropriate action, though drivers can circumvent them with direct control, enabling closer control of the car as desired.

Next-generation vehicle interaction

DRIVE WISE technologies will also facilitate communication and interaction between the driver and vehicle with innovative new Human Machine Interface (HMI) functions, such as gesture control, fingerprint sensors and smart-device connectivity.

Featured in a special I-Cockpit display at CES, Kia’s next-generation HMI is based on the concept of ‘blind control’, with a fingerprint touchpad and gesture recognition used to operate the car’s controls. Automatically recognizing individual drivers’ preferences on start-up – based on their fingerprint or smartwatch – the car can immediately change the cabin ambience for the driver with their favourite music, preferred climate control temperature and the type of information displayed by the instrument panel.

Drivers’ gestures are recognized by the I-Cockpit if they want to change any setting in the cabin, without taking their eyes off the road ahead.

License granted to test Kia DRIVE WISE on Nevada public roads

The preliminary investment by Kia – totalling US$2 billion by 2018 – will enable the company to fast-track development of its new DRIVE WISE technologies. The U.S. state of Nevada recently granted Kia a special licence to test the new technologies on public roads. Kia’s all-electric Soul EV – the company’s first globally-sold electric car – is acting as the brand’s testbed for the development of next-generation DRIVE WISE technologies, as it takes to the roads around Death Valley.

Fully-autonomous cars on the market within 15 years

Key to Kia’s future DRIVE WISE technologies is the development of its vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications system. For Kia to advance its partially-autonomous ADAS technologies far enough to bring the true ‘self-driving car’ to market by 2030, V2X must be fully integrated into real-life driving environments and be able to react as a human driver can.

V2X applies a series of sensors, radar, LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging radar) and external cameras, to perceive the surrounding environment and all relevant obstacles, as a human driver does. The system incorporates vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies as well, allowing the car to recognize, judge and control every driving scenario, obstacle or potential threat.

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About Kia Motors Corporation

Kia Motors Corporation (www.kia.com) – a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart – was founded in 1944 and is Korea’s oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. Over 3 million Kia vehicles a year are produced in 10 manufacturing and assembly operations in five countries which are then sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering around 180 countries. Kia today has around 49,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of nearly US$45 billion. It is the major sponsor of the Australian Open and an official automotive partner of FIFA – the governing body of the FIFA World Cup™. Kia Motors Corporation’s brand slogan – “The Power to Surprise” – represents the company’s global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting and inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.

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