2015 Hyundai Genesis automatically slows for speed cameras
According to Australian website Drive, the Genesis' tech is actually a simple integration of already existing structures. It combines a navigation system programmed with the locations of speed cameras and the sedan's automatic braking. Drivers get an audible warning about a half-mile beforehand to slow down, and if they don't the car can do it for them.
Unfortunately, this potentially money-saving tech isn't leaving its domestic market anytime soon. "This is offered only in Korea and not planned for the US. In Korea, many cars with smart cruise control offer this and it is viewed as a safety feature," said Hyundai spokesperson Jim Trainor to Autoblog via email.
Obviously, the system isn't foolproof since it can only detect stationary cameras. If the cops catch you on radar, you're still getting a ticket. It probably wouldn't be of much use in the US anyway since we have so few speed cameras here. Still, it seems like the type of type of semi-autonomous driving tech that a lot of drivers around the world could get behind.
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