driving autonomous is one of the main objectives that are marked in red in the agendas of many car manufacturers. Kia is a clear example, as it has just announced the creation of a new subbrand which will be devoted to the development of technologies related to the autonomous vehicle. His name is “Drive Wise” and has been presented at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Kia already had planned to include driving systems automated in their vehicles by 2020 and now firmly believes that driving a fully autonomous will be a reality in 2030. For this purpose, it has made an investment of nothing less than 2,000 million dollars for 2018 and has chosen the state of Nevada (united States) as a place to test their technologies in the public right of way.
But Drive Wise is a project newly born, it already has a variety of systems that are in the development phase and are being exhibited these days at the CES. Among them are the Highway Autonomous Driving (HAD) and the Urban Autonomous Driving (UAD). The first is for a driving autonomously in highway and uses cameras and radars to detect the lane and be able to keep up or overtake without acting on driver.
on the other hand, the Urban Autonomous Driving uses the GPS and sensors on the vehicle to move safely through town, receiving traffic updates, and regardless of the traffic jams. Adds to the list the Preceding Vehicle Following (CPF), a system that follows the trajectory of the vehicle ahead maintaining a safe distance and being able to be guided if the road markings are in poor condition.
Kia continues with the Emergency Stop System (ESS), which works in conjunction with the Driver Status Monitoring (DSM) by analyzing the facial expressions of the driver and ensuring that their attention is on the road. If there are symptoms of fatigue or lack of attention, the system is able to direct the car to a side and stop it. The Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) is used to control the vehicle during traffic jams.
To finish we have the Autonomous Valet Parking, a parking system to be completely autonomous, which allows the driver to park their car from outside remotely using the “smart key” or the SmartWatch. At the moment, this is a summary of the technologies that you are working with Kia through Drive Wise, but sure in the future this list is ever increasing.
Source – Kia