Operates even with just 16 inches on both sides in a narrow street, with autonomous driving tech specialised for urban areas with many side streets
Drivers no longer have to worry about passing a narrow street or facing a car ahead at a dead end even when they are inexperienced. Hyundai Mobis says it has developed the world’s first urban Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) called the Mobis Parking System (MPS).
The Mobis Parking System integrates Narrow Space Assistance (NSA), Reverse Assistance (RA), and Remote Smart Parking Assistance (RSPA). Researchers are testing related technologies at the Hyundai Mobis Seosan Proving Ground.
With the Mobis Parking System, the car is able to drive itself through a narrow street by avoiding obstructions, drive through the revolving gate of an underground parking lot, or drive backwards at a dead end where two cars are facing each other. All this at the press of a button.
Hyundai Mobis says it developed this technology using its own software logic and mass-produced ultrasonic sensors. This technology is based on the fact that, while RADAR and LiDAR sensors are useful for recognising objects located far away or in high-speed driving, ultrasonic sensors are rather more suitable for narrow streets or underground parking lots. The ultrasonic sensors recognize objects over a short distance, while the software logic and the control system perform self-driving.
Core technologies used
One of the core technologies of this system is Narrow Space Assistance (NSA). The car needs only 16 inches of extra space on both sides to drive through a narrow street by itself.
There is also Reverse Assistance (RA) which records the car’s travel route on a real-time basis and creates the reverse route by itself at the press of a button. The steering wheel and vehicle speed are controlled automatically.
Aside from the Mobis Parking System, various other technologies for safety and convenience have been integrated into the system, thereby further enhancing the competitiveness of the driver assistance solution.
The Remote Smart Parking Assistance (RSPA) system is capable of parking a car at a right angle or in parallel by finding an empty space when the driver is out of the car and presses the remote. 3D Surround View Monitor (SVM) provides a better parking experience by showing the area 360 degrees around the car three-dimensionally. Rear-autonomous Emergency Braking (R-AEB) is also noticeable.
Hyundai Mobis says it “will pre-emptively suggest global automakers to apply related technologies. The application scope will be expanded to purpose-built vehicles (PBV) as well as large SUVs whose popularity is now growing rapidly.”
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