Hyundai Genesis Can Slow Down for Speed Cameras

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

There’s a lot to like about the 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan, but this might be its coolest feature yet.

At the vehicle’s launch in Seoul, Hyundai spokesman Guido Schenken revealed that the new luxury sedan can identify speed cameras and automatically slow down if drivers are in for a ticket. According to Schenken, the Genesis “knows there is a speed camera there, it knows where the speed camera is and it will adopt the correct speed.”

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The Genesis sedan will use a combination of GPS and braking technology to help its drivers avoid getting speeding tickets. It will warn the driver 2,625 feet in advance before a speed camera with an audible beep if the driver is exceeding the speed limit. In addition, the car will show the legal speed to the driver and will work for fixed speed cameras and average speed cameras, though it will not give the driver an advantage over mobile speed cameras or the highway patrol.

The feature won’t be available immediately on the Genesis sedan and will likely be offered on models that are equipped with the automated braking technology found in the active cruise control system. Unfortunately, Hyundai doesn’t plan to offer the technology in the U.S.

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[Source: Drive]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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