- The All-New NEXO offers the most advanced safety and driver assistance as well as state-of-the art connected and infotainment services features.
It features two large high resolution LCD displays that emphasise the horizontal layout of the interior. Voice recognition and Bluetooth hands-free improve the driver’s flexibility and comfort.
The new navigation system is a distinct feature inside the car. The premium and modern look is emphasised by the seamless LCD cover glass. Integrated into the display is a touch panel for more responsive touch control. It offers high customer usability with new split-screen function for displaying simultaneously different information such as navigation commands, maps, connectivity and infotainment features. The new display comes with an improved brightness of 28 per cent for a great visibility at all times.
To enhance seamless integration of the driver’s smartphone, making operation more intuitive and safe while driving, it is available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This way, users can control their music, telephone or navigation functions on the 12.3-inch colour LCD touchscreen.
Furthermore, the screen informs the driver of fuel cell specific information: it displays fuel level, and the nearest fuel cell refuelling station and the energy flow, showing exactly what is powering the car. Furthermore, the display shows the state of the hydrogen tank: temperature, pressure and other tank status information. It monitors CO2 emissions and showing the amount of clean air produced by the NEXO.
The 8-way jog dial that is integrated in large centre console allows drivers to easy browse the user settings for changing the information displayed on the navigation screen.
The new high-tech information cluster with 7-inch colour LCD screen displays key driving information such as speed, fuel level, power and trip information with outstanding visibility.
The high-end Krell sound system consists of two tweeters, four door speakers, a centre speaker and sub-woofer and guarantee great all-round sound for a concert hall music experience. Voice recognition and Bluetooth hands-free improve the driver’s flexibility and comfort.
Power tailgate and wide sunroof
The Power tailgate the driver enables the driver to open and close NEXO’s trunk automatically with the push of a button. This technology raises the driver’s convenience and flexibility when carrying or adjusting goods. A wide sunroof which lets drivers enjoy nature while driving enhances the driving experience as well as the driver’s view and comfort.
Cutting-edge convenience and innovative driver assistance technology
New Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) on board the NEXO expand the autonomous driving capabilities of Hyundai. These modern premium product improvements are focused on connecting future technology with evolving mobility challenges.
Blind-spot View Monitor (BVM)
Hyundai’s Blind-spot View Monitor is an industry-first technology. It shows drivers on a central cluster screen the rear left and right and side views of the NEXO using cameras while changing lanes in either direction. The system uses wide-angle surround view monitors (SVM) on each side of the vehicle to monitor areas that cannot be seen by a conventional rear-view mirror. The technology enhances visibility in difficult driving conditions such as darkness or rainy weather. Hyundai is the first carmaker to provide drivers with video footage from both sides of the vehicle.
Lane Following Assist (LFA) and Highway Driving Assist (HDA)
Lane Following Assist (LFA) is an all-new technology for Hyundai and it debuts in the NEXO. LFA automatically adjusts steering to assist the driver to keep in the centre of the lane. It works from a standstill up to speeds of 145 kilometres per hour on both highways and inter urban roads. When paired with Hyundai’s Highway Driving Assist (HDA), which utilises sensors and map data to allow autonomous driving on highways, drivers will be able to travel long distances with greater ease and improved safety.
Autonomous technology: Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA)
Remote Smart Parking Assist enables the NEXO to autonomously park or retrieve itself from a parking space with or without a driver in the car. The RSPA system can automatically park the car both in perpendicular and parallel parking situations – simply at the touch of a button. Designed especially for challenging parking scenarios or very narrow parking spaces, drivers will be able to park with complete confidence and accuracy.
Hyundai SmartSense: Highest level of active safety
The Future Utility Vehicle features the latest Hyundai SmartSense active safety and driving assistance features to comply with the highest European safety standards: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with pedestrian detection, Lane Keeping Assist (standard), High Beam Assist with Static Low Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning (standard), Blind-Spot Collision Warning and an optional Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning.
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection
The All-New Kona Electric is fitted with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection, an advanced active safety feature that alerts drivers to emergency situations, braking automatically if required. Using front radar and camera sensors, FCA operates in three stages. Initially warning the driver visually and acoustically, it controls the brake according to the collision danger level, and applies maximum braking force to avoid a collision or minimise damage when a collision is unavoidable. The system is activated when a vehicle or pedestrian is sensed in front of the car, operating at speeds of 8 km/h or above.
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
The Lane Keeping Assist alerts the driver in unsafe movements at over 60 km/h by sensing the car’s position. The Lane Departure Warning (LDW) sounds an alarm before the car moves over white, grey and blue lines as well as Bott’s dots on the road, while the LKA warns the driver acoustically and visually before inducing corrective steering to guide the driver back to a safe position.
High Beam Assist (HBA) and Static Low Beam Assist (LBA-S)
When switched to automatic mode, High Beam Assist (HBA) detects both oncoming vehicles and vehicles in the same lane ahead at night, and changes to low-beam as appropriate, reducing blinding effects on other drivers. Whenever there are no vehicles detected, the system automatically reactivates the high beams. The static Low Beam Assist (LBA-S) turns additional lamps on and off based on the vehicle speed and steering angle.
Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
The Driver Attention Warning (DAW) raises safety and convenience to an entirely new level by continuously monitoring and analysing driving patterns through data inputs, such as the steering angle, steering torque and vehicle position in the traffic lane. When a pattern of fatigue/distraction is identified, DAW gets the driver’s attention with an audible alert and pop-up message suggesting a break.
Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
Also using radar, the Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) monitors the rear corners and, if another vehicle is detected, a visual alert appears on the exterior mirrors. If the driver then activates the indicators, an audible signal is emitted. This also applies to lane change situations in which a vehicle is detected.
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
Using the rear corner radar, the Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) reduces the risk of collision with approaching traffic when reversing out of narrow areas with low visibility. Using radar to scan a 180-degree area behind the vehicle for approaching cross traffic, RCCW alerts the driver visually and audibly.
Around the interior of the NEXO a total of six airbags are installed (two front airbags, two side airbags and two curtain airbags from first to second row, protecting both driver and passengers).
Autonomous driving tested in the longest self-drive in Korea
Like recently demonstrated in a self-drive from Seoul to Pyeongchang, NEXO fuel cell electric vehicle completed the longest level 4 autonomous driving journey of 190 kilometres. For the first time ever, autonomous cars have driven at speeds of 100 to 110 kilometres per hour over this distance. Entering the highway, the vehicles moved in response to the natural flow of traffic. They executed lane changes and overtaking manoeuvres and navigated through toll gates.
Three vehicles based on the NEXO equipped with level 4 self-driving technology, as defined by the SAE international standards, and 5G network technology completed the journey. Adding a small number of sensors to the vehicles has enabled the realisation of fully autonomous driving technology, and thus bringing Hyundai a step closer to the commercialisation of self-driving technology.
The vehicles used for the demonstration are “futuristic vehicles” that closely represent Hyundai’s three visions for future mobility: connected mobility, freedom in mobility and clean mobility.