[Photo by Hyundai Motor Group]
South Korea’s auto giant Hyundai Motor Group completed development of its sixth-generation infotainment system equipped with augmented reality (AR) navigation and in-vehicle payment feature, ready to mount on new Genesis sedans for the first time, the company announced Thursday.
The AR navigation system displays three-dimensional guiding features such as lane direction and destination points on the background of actual road views captured by sensors and cameras in real time to give more precise driving assistance. It also incorporates Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) features such as lane departure and collision warnings to improve safety.
The latest infotainment system based on Hyundai’s exclusive connected car Operating System (ccOS) also supports in-car payment system for the first time in the domestic industry. The technology allows drivers to pay for gas or parking by just touching a screen without cash or card. The company has partnered with gas station operator SK Energy and parking service provider Parking Cloud as well as six credit card companies including Hyundai, Shinhan, Samsung, Lotte and BC to offer the service.
The system is also equipped with a handwriting recognition technology that allows users to write with a finger directly on the screen to find a destination or make a call.
“The newly developed infotainment system supports a variety of cutting-edge technologies to enhance drivers’ convenience and safety,” said Choo Kyo-woong, head of Hyundai’s infotainment development center. “The system is expected to not only make driving safer but also give customers a great pleasure to enjoy latest technologies.”
By Kang Gye-man and Choi Mira
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