The ‘Genesis G90’ 2023 model year change model, which will implement’Level 3’, the highest level of autonomous driving for mass-produced cars, received new car certification ahead of the release in the first half of the new year. Within this year, technology development and registration procedures will be completed, and final performance will be closely inspected on actual roads.
According to the National Institute of Environmental Research’s Transportation Environment Research Institute on the 21st, the Hyundai Motor Group’s latest highway self-driving system, the G90 equipped with ‘HDP’ (Highway Driving Pilot), has passed emission and noise certification for the launch of a new car. In the future, it is possible to sell immediately after completing simple procedures such as data registration and fuel efficiency certification.
The HDP developed by Hyundai Motor Group corresponds to Level 3 of the 0 to 5 autonomous driving standards according to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). It is a conditional automation that responds only to emergencies without the driver holding the steering wheel on highways or motorways, and is classified as the first stage of ‘completely autonomous driving’.
The Genesis G90 is the first vehicle equipped with level 3 autonomous driving function in Korea. Equipped with the latest sensor technology such as lidar, the Genesis G90 can perform level 3 functions up to 80 km/h, and is evaluated as the most advanced self-driving car among mass-produced cars currently on sale. Only a few models, such as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class in Germany and the Honda Legend in Japan, are equipped with Level 3 technology and have received official certification from governments. Even with this level 3 function, the maximum speed that can be driven is limited to 60 km/h.
To implement safe HDP, Hyundai Motor Group installed two lidars on the front side of the Genesis G90 vehicle. The technological perfection was improved through sensor fusion and the second-generation integrated controller that uses lidar with existing cameras and radars.
Prior to this, when the G90 was released in January this year, Hyundai Motor Group announced that it would introduce the Genesis G90 with additional level 3 features within the fourth quarter. did. More data was accumulated and software (SW) was advanced through various and sufficient road tests and scenario-specific verification.
Relevant laws have also been established. To support the early commercialization of self-driving cars, the government revised the safety standards for level 3 self-driving cars this year to match international standards. According to the amendment, the international standard for autonomous vehicles is 60 km/h, but the domestic standard allows up to the speed limit for each road, so there is virtually no limit.
Starting with the Genesis G90, Hyundai Motor Group plans to expand HDP to new models of affiliated brands such as Hyundai Motor and Kia from the new year. The next model to be loaded with HDP is likely to be the ‘EV9’ that Kia will release in the first half of the new year. Hyundai Motor Group’s new cars currently on sale are equipped with ‘HDA2’ (Highway Driving Assist 2), a level 2 level that requires you to hold the steering wheel at all times.
Hyundai Motor Group is also developing Level 3 Remote Parking Pilot (RPP) technology. In addition, in order to advance autonomous driving technology, it plans to develop a third-generation integrated controller based on next-generation high-performance semiconductors in advance to respond to the era of complete autonomous driving such as level 4 and 5 to come.