Genesis first dedicated electric car, the GV60, recently got it’s first over-the-air (OTA) software updates that further enhances the advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) function of the crossover.
With the launch of the GV60, Genesis significantly expanded the scope of wireless software updates, which were provided only for the infotainment system, to major electronic control devices such as Advanced Driver Assistance System, Electric Vehicle Integrated Control System, Suspension, Brakes, Steering Wheel or Airbags.
This allows customers to keep their vehicles up-to-date by simply applying the update software from their home or work parking lot without visiting a service center.
Inside GV60 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) package, which includes Forward/Side Collision-Avoidance Assist (PCA-F/S), Side Parking Distance Warning (PDW-S) and Remote Smart Parking Assist 2 (RSPA 2) among others, added new functions thanks to this update.
For example, Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist extends the collision detection range to the front and sides by additionally utilizing the wide-angle camera mounted on the GV60’s outside mirror and the side ultrasonic sensor mounted on the bumper. It warns of a collision hazard and assists with braking.
After this update, a new ‘Front/Side safety’ item is added to the vehicle’s Settings → Vehicle → Driver Assistance → Parking safety menu along with the existing ‘Rear safety’ item, and you can activate it to use the function.
Side Parking Distance Warning now also warns of objects located on the side when the vehicle is moving forward or reversing by extending the existing front/rear detection range to the side.
As well, the Remote Smart Parking Assistant is also upgraded. The newly applied remote smart parking assist 2 is characterized by significantly strengthening the parking space recognition function by additionally utilizing the image information of the wide-angle camera in addition to the detection information of the existing ultrasonic sensor.
Previously, it was possible to use the parking assist function only when there is a separate reference object, such as another vehicle or a pillar. Thanks to this, the autonomous parking function can be used even in an oblique parking space, which was not possible before the update, and alignment assistance is performed by recognizing the parking line even when remote forwarding/reversing using a smart key.
The vehicle automatically downloads the improvement software while the driver is driving, and when the power is turned off after stopping, the vehicle updates itself with the consent of the customer. When the update is complete, the result is also notified to the driver’s smartphone.
A Genesis official said, “With this update with enhanced advanced driver assistance system functions, we expect that customers’ daily lives will become more convenient and safer.” We will make it an experience,” he said.
Genesis also plans to distribute a wireless software update for the ‘Digital Key 2’, which can open the car door just by possessing a smartphone in the near future.