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Hyundai's Smart Cruise Control copies your driving style through AI

Hyundai's Smart Cruise Control...
Hyundai hasn’t said exactly when its new cruise control tech will become available, only that it is planned for “future implementation of Hyundai vehicles"
Hyundai hasn’t said exactly when its new cruise control tech will become available, only that it is planned for “future implementation of Hyundai vehicles"
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Hyundai calls its new system SCC-ML, or Machine Learning based Smart Cruise Control
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Hyundai calls its new system SCC-ML, or Machine Learning based Smart Cruise Control
Hyundai hasn’t said exactly when its new cruise control tech will become available, only that it is planned for “future implementation of Hyundai vehicles"
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Hyundai hasn’t said exactly when its new cruise control tech will become available, only that it is planned for “future implementation of Hyundai vehicles"
Hyundai's new Smart Cruise Control works by using sensors, camera and onboard computer to monitor the human driver’s patterns and habits
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Hyundai's new Smart Cruise Control works by using sensors, camera and onboard computer to monitor the human driver’s patterns and habits
Hyundai says it developed its new Smart Cruise Control in response to driver anxiety that can occur when its customers felt a difference between how they would drive the car, and how the car behaves when in cruise control mode
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Hyundai says it developed its new Smart Cruise Control in response to driver anxiety that can occur when its customers felt a difference between how they would drive the car, and how the car behaves when in cruise control mode

For driving enthusiasts, ceding control of your braking and acceleration to technology like adaptive cruise control may feel a little relaxing, but may also feel a little robotic. Looking to bring a little human intuition to the experience, Hyundai has revealed it is working on a new form of cruise control that studies the driving style of the person behind the wheel and then mimics their habits with a little help from machine learning.

Hyundai calls its new system SCC-ML, or Machine Learning based Smart Cruise Control, and it is part of the company’s Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS).

It bills SCC-ML as the first cruise control technology to incorporate artificial intelligence. It works by using sensors, camera and onboard computer to monitor the human driver’s patterns and habits. This could include their typical following distance and rate of acceleration. It then runs the data through a machine learning algorithm to mimic their driving style.

Hyundai calls its new system SCC-ML, or Machine Learning based Smart Cruise Control
Hyundai calls its new system SCC-ML, or Machine Learning based Smart Cruise Control

The South Korean automaker says it developed the technology in response to driver anxiety that can occur when its customers felt a difference between how they would drive the car, and how the car behaves when in cruise control mode. It says this caused reluctance to use the feature at all.

“The new SCC-ML improves upon the intelligence of the previous ADAS technology to dramatically improve the practicality of semi-autonomous features,” said Woongjun Jang, VP at Hyundai Motor Group. “Hyundai Motor Group will continue the development efforts on innovative AI technologies to lead the industry in the field of autonomous driving.”

Hyundai hasn’t said exactly when the feature will become available, only that it is planned for “future implementation of Hyundai vehicles.”

Source: Hyundai

2 comments
guzmanchinky
The self driving system in my new Mercedes is decent, but not great. In Germany it worked flawlessly with the perfect roads and markings. In the US it has a much harder time because of our terrible infrastructure (especially in LA). Where it is perfect is in stop and go traffic. It (almost) never asks for my intervention and really makes what is otherwise a horrible experience one where I can just sit back and relax.
neoneuron
It's bad enough when other people 'tell you how to drive'. Now we have to "listen" to a machine to tell use how to park. Are we going to become inept babies in the future?! Will A.I hold our hand so we can walk? Goo - Goo.