For better or worse, technology like adaptive cruise control, backup cameras, lane keeping assist and other safety features have revolutionized the way cars drive. Hyundai is proving just how advanced its assists are in a trio of new videos starring veteran stunt and race driver Rhys Millen.

Each video puts Millen behind the wheel of a 2015 Hyundai Genesis with all of its windows blacked out. He's challenged to prove the usefulness of the car's backup camera, lane assist and automatic emergency braking by making it through three dangerous situations while driving blind.

At about two-minutes each, the videos are quick to watch, even if the amount of danger Millen is ever really in seems somewhat questionable. The one titled The Gauntlet, which tests the backup cam to swinging transport containers, is probably the best of the bunch. Scroll down to watch all three videos and see how you think Hyundai's safety assists stack up.






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      behinddawindow
      • 7 Months Ago
      Sadly I wish people ACTUALLY used the tech... Someone in a Benz GL almost changed into my lane and they had lane assist!
      WTasch Fwe
      • 7 Months Ago
      The funnies thing is that these stupid ***** drive Toyotas, Fords and GMs and are bashing Hyundai, enough said. Plus Hyundai started using their Hexagonal grille more than a decade ago on their HCD prototypes, stupid and ignorant jerks.
      mary.keana
      • 7 Months Ago
      In their next video, Hyundai is going to brag about their new FM band on their stereos.
      Mobis21
      • 7 Months Ago
      Let's face it. Hyundai can't brag about the new Genesis having a lower curb weight or improved fuel efficient drive trains over the current model. So, what's left? Distract your audience with pre-existing safety tech at Walmart pricing. Clever marketing for the gullible.
        JDubbs115
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Mobis21
        Don't fool yourself. Most consumers don't care about a car's weight, and its fuel efficiency actually did go up compared to the current one. And seeing as how a base Genesis only represents less than a 15% discount from a CTS less than 10% from an A6, and costs MORE than cars like the Lexus ES and Lincoln MKZ, I wouldn't call that Walmart pricing at all. Troll harder.
        carlos.mendona
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Mobis21
        Please, that's all you ever say about Hyundai and Kia vehicles. I've seen you do this on multiple articles on many different site.Why not call out competitors for the same thing? That's right, because you're gullible and believe a badge makes for a better vehicle. That's not to say Hyundai shouldn't improve in these facets, but haters like you are getting really old.
      S40Powered
      • 7 Months Ago
      S500 did it first a decade ago. Again, the copycat still behind.
        P.Z. Dawkins
        • 7 Months Ago
        @S40Powered
        Dude, stuff like that happens all the time. New tech debuts on a high-end car (usually the S Class) and eventually finds its way onto less expensive vehicles as costs come down. THAT'S HOW TECHNOLOGY PROLIFERATES IN THE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET.
        MrMonkaroo
        • 7 Months Ago
        @S40Powered
        Let's see who had the pecking order with this tech. I guess everyone after Mercedes are copy cats. 1. Merc - 2000 2. Nissan - 2001 3. Toyota - 2002 4. Honda - 2003 5. Audi - 2007
          mary.keana
          • 7 Months Ago
          @MrMonkaroo
          So 15 years later, Hyundai is bragging about this technology. LOL
      FIDTRO
      • 7 Months Ago
      Nice to know that Hyundai is still 10 years behind the everyone else.
        Slideways
        • 7 Months Ago
        @FIDTRO
        Nice to know your opinion is 10 years behind everyone else.
        MrMonkaroo
        • 7 Months Ago
        @FIDTRO
        Like navigation systems not all this technology performs the same and some are down right better than others. Did you know that Hyundai/Kia has one of the best, most intuitive navigation systems on the market as far as speed and clarity but hey they weren't the first to come out with the nav.
          mary.keana
          • 7 Months Ago
          @MrMonkaroo
          Has Hyundai EVER been first with any technology?
      Master Austin
      • 7 Months Ago
      Showing off technology on a wanna-be luxury sedan that can be found on an everyday sedan like a Fusion a few years ago, isn't very impressive.
        FIDTRO
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Master Austin
        Clearly there was nothing else for Hyundai to show off. Quality? No. Durability? No.
        MrMonkaroo
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Master Austin
        You are totally right and for a loaded fusion you can get this tech. Now which car is going to be more reliable the Ford Fusion or the Hyundai Genesis? Whose navigation system will work the best and not freeze up. Does the Fusion have cooled seats, oh wait they do this year after Kia had that standard on their top end models back in 2011.
          mary.keana
          • 7 Months Ago
          @MrMonkaroo
          J.D. Powers long term Reliability results places Hyundai at the bottom with Mini, Rover..You probably should not challenge people on the reliability of a Hyundai vs. anything else.
          Bill
          • 7 Months Ago
          @MrMonkaroo
          http://autos.jdpower.com/ratings/dependability-press-release.htm Hyundai... 141 probs per 100 vehicles... industry average 126... Honda 119... VW 174... Land Rover 220
          mary.keana
          • 7 Months Ago
          @MrMonkaroo
          LOL at NightFlight, Nice OLD data you got there. How about the current data. Hyundai fell lower to 169 problems VW improved to 158 Land Rover improved to 179 Honda improved to 114 http://autos.jdpower.com/ratings/2014-Vehicle-Dependability-Study-Press-Release.htm
      Ducman69
      • 7 Months Ago
      Some day cars will be asian proof.
      EZen
      • 7 Months Ago
      The new Hyundai Genesis appears to be an ugly version of the Mazda 6. Sorry, Hyundai.
      knightrider_6
      • 7 Months Ago
      Looks way better than the new E class or rebadged Jetta.
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 7 Months Ago
      Not a Hyundai fan boy. But, Hyundai is showing how serious they are in breaking into the luxury car market. I can see Lincoln, Acura, Lexus and a few others, will be affected by some loss in market share.
      yo
      • 7 Months Ago
      great looking car...but I would never spend that on a car with a hyundai symbol on the back
        juststudent
        • 7 Months Ago
        @yo
        *with MRAP grille on the front http://www.warwheels.net/images/cougar4x4USA1.jpg
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