Hyundai details ADAS featured in IONIQ 6

The Hyundai Motor Company has launched the IONIQ 6, an electric sedan that arrives as the latest model in the OEM’s line of BEVs. In detailing its key features, such as its advanced technologies and personalized systems, Hyundai confirmed that the IONIQ 6 would also ship with an expansive range of ADAS – spawned from a new generation of Hyundai SmartSense.

The automaker’s proprietary suite of automated driving and driver-assist features offers systems that equally seek to ensure a safe, convenient, driving experience. Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2), for example, maintains a set distance and speed from the vehicle ahead when driving on highways and can center the vehicle in the lane while driving. If the vehicle to the side of the IONIQ 6 is driving closely, the system adjusts the vehicle’s path automatically to minimize potential hazards. If the driver exceeds a set speed while holding the steering wheel, operating the turn signal switch automatically changes the lane in the indicated direction.

In extending the operations of HDA 2, a Smart Cruise Control (SCC) helps maintain distance from the vehicle ahead and drive at a speed set by the driver. When SCC is inactive, it learns the driver’s driving style and, when activated, it stops learning and drives automatically – mimicking the learned driving style.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) helps to avoid collisions with objects in front of the vehicle while driving. If a preceding vehicle suddenly slows or if a forward-collision risk is detected, such as a stopped vehicle or a pedestrian, the system warns the driver accordingly. If the risk of collision remains after the warning, it can assist with emergency braking. Likewise, if there is a risk of collision with a cyclist ahead, or an oncoming vehicle while turning at an intersection, FCA can help assist with emergency braking.

The IONIQ 6’s SEL and Limited trims provide further enhanced ADAS, such as Junction Crossing, Lane-Changing Oncoming and Lane-Changing Side, as well as Evasive Steering Assist. While driving through an intersection, if there is a risk of collision with oncoming vehicles from the left or right, it automatically assists with emergency braking. When changing lanes, if there is a risk of collision with an oncoming vehicle in the next lane, or a preceding vehicle in the next lane, the Evasive Steering Assist automatically helps with avoidance steering. If the system anticipates a risk of collision with a pedestrian, partially in the EV’s intended path, it carries out that same process.

Other semi-autonomous driving features shipped with the electric sedan include Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, which adjusts vehicle speed to match the speed limit, and High Beam Assist, which can help switch high beam lights on and off at night for oncoming vehicles in the opposite lane.

IONIQ 6 also has several driver attention-related functions. A Driver Attention Warning (DAW) analyzes the driver’s attention while driving and warns when necessary. A warning is provided when signs of driver inattentiveness are detected and can recommend a rest if needed. During a stop, the driver is alerted if the leading vehicle departs.

Several functions work in tandem to help avoid collisions in a variety of driving situations. Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) helps avoid collisions at the rear side of the vehicle when changing lanes. When operating the turn signal to change lanes, if there is a risk of collision detected with a rear-side vehicle, BCA can provide a warning. If exiting a parallel parking spot and there is a risk of collision detected with a rear-side vehicle, the system can help the user carry out an emergency brake.

In extending the scope of the IONIQ 6’s ADAS, Hyundai detailed a Blind-Spot View Monitor. The system displays a video feed of the EV’s blind-spot view to support safer lane changes. When operating the turn signal switch, it displays video of the blind-spot view for the direction indicated. For its backseat passengers, the BEV provides a Safe Exit Warning (SEW), which activates when a vehicle is approaching from the rear-side as they open the door to leave the vehicle.

A variety of Parking Convenience features are included in the electric sedan’s ADAS suite, such as Remote Smart Parking Assist 2. This helps remotely park the EV by Remote Parking, or remotely exit a parking spot from outside through Remote Operation – a feature that works for parallel, perpendicular, and diagonal parking.

When parking into a space, a Surround View Monitor displays a video of the situation around the vehicle, while a Forward/Side/Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist (PCA) helps avoid collisions while parking or exiting. If there is a risk of a collision involving pedestrians or objects, it provides a warning – after which, if the risk of collision increases, it automatically assists with emergency braking.

A Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) works similarly, helping users avoiding collisions with oncoming vehicles on the left or right side of the vehicle while reversing. Much like the PCA, the system warns the user of a potential collision on the left or right side and helps them carry out an emergency brake if the risk increases.