- World’s first CO2 cabin sensor reduces risk of driver fatigue
- ‘Active’ Sensory Surround Safety technologies ensure drivers are fully aware of hazards around them
- Advanced Lane Keeping assist system helps prevent collisions
- All-New Genesis is equipped with an abundance of safety features and advanced driver aids as standard.
The new model showcases Hyundai’s capabilities and commitment to enhancing the safety of drivers, passengers and fellow road-users. The high level of standard active and passive safety systems included is designed to protect occupants at all times, against all hazards.
Traditional active safety equipment fitted as standard to All-New Genesis includes Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Anti-lock Brakes Assist System (ABS), and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD). The Advanced Traction Cornering Control (ATCC) interacts with the ESC system, braking individual wheels that are not under power when cornering to further improve driving stability. Large 360 mm diameter front and 314 mm diameter rear ventilated discs use four-piston fixed monobloc brake callipers for precise braking response.
All-New Genesis also features a Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS). When the system is activated, upon detection of a lane crossing without indication, the driver receives two types of warning: vibration from the haptic steering wheel, and a warning light within the binnacle, allowing the alteration of direction accordingly. Additionally, the sensors can also activate a Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) which varies the amount of steering input required to change lanes to minimise sudden movements. All-New Genesis also benefits from a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), enhanced with individual tyre pressure readouts, ensuring correct inflation at all times.
Passive safety technologies include padded front and rear head restraints, protecting the occupants’ from whiplash in the event of a rear-end collision. In total nine airbags, including advanced dual front airbags, driver’s knee airbag, front and outboard rear seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and roof-mounted side curtain airbags for both front and rear outboard seat occupants.
Sensory Surround Safety technologies
All-New Genesis incorporates Sensory Surround Safety, a suite of active driver safety technologies designed to reduce risk by raising awareness of surroundings and other road users.
A Hyundai-first application of Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), utilising sensor-fusion technology, helps to avoid potential collisions or reduce their impact. The system employs automatic braking whenever it detects unsafe closing speed to a vehicle in front. This system uses the Smart Cruise Control system and the on-board forward camera from the LDWS to provide this extra margin of safety.
The Smart Cruise Control (SCC) system incorporates stop-start functionality, which operates seamlessly in slow-to-stationary traffic. Using the front grille-mounted radar sensor, the SCC system enables Genesis to help maintain safer, consistent spacing to the vehicle ahead in varied traffic conditions. The system will also detect a stationary vehicle ahead and apply the Autonomous Emergency Braking system.
The HTRAC system featured on All-New Genesis includes an Emergency Steering Support (ESS) mode which automatically changes the suspension and electronic stability control (ESC) settings to facilitate emergency steering actions, assisting collision avoidance.
All-New Genesis also debuts an advanced Blind Spot Detection system (BSD), which helps monitor traffic around the car. The system uses radar sensors located in the rear bumper to help warn the driver of an approaching vehicle in his or her blind spot via an indicator on the exterior mirrors. If the driver activates the indicator and attempts to change lanes, ignoring warning indicators, BSD additionally issues an audible warning and haptic steering wheel vibration. All-New Genesis models equipped with a head-up display projects the BSD system indicator onto the vehicle’s windscreen, nearer the driver’s view of the road.
Lane Change Assist (LCA) performs a similar function to help detect and alert the driver of vehicles approaching from the rear at high closing speeds, while Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) scans the full-width of the vehicle when the driver is reversing out of parking spaces.
The All-New Genesis also offers a parking assistance system with eight ultrasonic sensors located on the front and rear bumpers. The sensors, along with the rear camera, help detect how close objects are when parking. Distance is indicated on the in-dash screen and accompanied by an audible warning tone.
To ensure maximum driver alertness, All-New Genesis also benefits from a world-first technology: a CO2 sensor, located under the glove box. Hyundai studies have shown that car occupants start to get drowsy when high levels of CO2 are present, so the new ventilation system helps to ensure safe levels of CO2 concentration by utilising freshly-ventilated ambient air. The system monitors the vehicle’s intake of fresh or re-circulated air using a dedicated CO2 sensor.
All-New Genesis has also been designed to help protect other road users – when imminent impact with a pedestrian is detected, its active hood is lifted to absorb shocks and minimise the risk of injury.