Hyundai Mobis develops one-touch automated parking technology
Next-generation parking control system with 'Memory Parking Assist' learns the driving route and executes parking using ultrasonic and surround view monitor cameras, allowing for autonomous parking with just a single touch by the driver in that parking space.
The evolution of advanced parking technology continues to progress. With advancements in various urban driver assistance systems (ADAS) and the fusion of video-based sensors, the ultimate era of autonomous parking is swiftly approaching. The latest technology update on this front has come in from global vendor Hyundai Mobis.
Hyundai Mobis has announced its success in developing the 'MPS 1.0P (Premium)', an improved version of the next-generation parking control system (MPS: Mobis Parking System) the company pioneered in 2021. According to industry assessments, adding new parking control technologies and core element technologies to the existing technology further solidified its foothold in the high-performance parking control sector.
A standout feature of this technology is the 'Memory Parking Assist (MPA)'. When a driver executes parking in the path learning mode, the vehicle learns this process itself, allowing for autonomous parking with just a single touch by the driver in that parking space.
The essence of this parking technology is the fusion of video-based sensors, merging ultrasonic sensors and SVM (Surround View Monitor) cameras. Advanced technology that simultaneously measures vehicle location and maps using information obtained was also applied. By implementing such techniques originating from robotics, they achieved driving assistance features supporting up to a 100m storage distance.
According to the company, this technology is expected to be well received in countries like the Europe and China, where designated parking areas or private garages are relatively common. Parking stress is eliminated as remote parking in the same location is possible based on the previously learned driving path.
Notably, Hyundai Mobis' next-generation parking control system, developed without expensive radar or lidar sensors and solely with ultrasonic and SVM cameras, holds advantages in both technological perfection and cost. Hence, rapid popularisation in regular vehicles and global orders is anticipated.
Another core technology of MPS, the 'Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA),' has also been upgraded. The existing RSPA, already applied to several production cars, recognises parking spaces through ultrasonic sensors and supports both perpendicular and parallel parking with a button without the need for the driver to steer. Yet, the presence of a vehicle nearby is necessary for the ultrasonic to detect.
Through video-based sensor fusion, Hyundai Mobis added a parking line recognition feature to the RSPA 2 version. It supports autonomous parking even in an empty parking space without surrounding vehicles, recognizing the parking lines. This technology was first unveiled to the public when installed in Kia's recently launched electric vehicle, the EV9 SUV as well as the G90, GV60, and Ioniq 6.
Hyundai Mobis plans to continue its research and development to the level of fully unmanned autonomous parking (AVP: Auto Valet Parking). Alongside this, it will continue to unveil urban autonomous driving innovations, such as crab driving and zero-turn demonstrations, with the 'e-Corner System’.
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