“‘Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that’s what gets you“. It isn’t a news that cars nowadays are getting faster and faster. A couple of decades ago 0-100kmph time of under 5 seconds was merely supercars’ privilege.
Today it’s just one of the features that found even in family cars. No surprise governments round the globe can’t ignore this trend and are putting more and more speed cameras on the roads. Luckily Hyundai has brought a system, which allows you to sit back and count the money saved on speeding fines.
Without using space age technologies and rocket science, engineers simply taught the system to use GPS for spotting speed cameras’ location and automated braking to reduce speed to stay within the limits. Surely, at around 800 meters to “target” it will notify the driver with the speed warning and then may apply the brakes if needed.
The system “knows” about the placement of permanently operating speed cameras, but can’t help against mobile patrols – so not a complete speedfreak’s solution yet. Just yet.