The flagship electric SUV EV9 unveiled by Kia on the 29th is drawing attention as the HDP system developed by Hyundai Motor Group is applied.
HDP (Highway Driving Pilot)
HDP (Highway Driving Pilot), which will be installed on the EV9 GT Line to be introduced in the future, is a cutting-edge new autonomous driving technology that belongs to Level 3 autonomous driving according to the American Society of Automotive Engineers.
When driving on a highway or car-only road, the EV9 equipped with HDP automatically maintains a safe distance from the car in front and runs without leaving the lane without the driver holding the steering wheel (Hands-Off).
In other words, the subject of vehicle operation is a person, but the subject of driving control and detection of driving variables is a system.
Hyundai Motor Company’s premium brand Genesis
When HDP is applied, the maximum speed is 80 km/h. At the end of last year, Hyundai Motor Company’s premium brand Genesis planned to apply it to the flagship sedan G90 for the first time, but at the time, the maximum speed was around 60 km/h, so it was eventually canceled and it is said that the performance was upgraded.
In order to realize autonomous driving on the highway, Kia placed two lidars on the left and right of the radiator grille in the EV9, and installed a total of 15 sensors, precise maps, and integrated controllers to improve the technology.
Autonomous driving on highways can adjust the speed according to the road environment, so it adjusts the speed by itself to suit the situation even in sections where the road speed limit changes or on a curved road. Kia explained that driving stability is high, such as maintaining a safe distance by detecting and judging a vehicle in front or a vehicle that suddenly cuts in while driving.
On the other hand, a Kia official confidently said, “The HDP system is designed with the principle of putting customer safety first, so it has a function that can respond by considering the safety of passengers first in various dangerous situations that may occur during autonomous driving on the highway.”