Hyundai Cars to Park and To Recharge Automatically

Hyundai and Kia announced the commercialization of autonomous vehicles by 2021 and the full-scale production of autonomous vehicles by 2030. Yet, in a video about the future of electric and autonomous vehicles it published only days ago, Hyundai and Kia graphically showcased the features of the inductive charge system and proposed an autonomous valet service for its cars. The technology will land on Hyundai-Kia cars in the future, but it won’t reach mass production until electric vehicles reach Level 4 of autonomy. According to projections, this will happen around 2025.

Nevertheless, the system Hyundai-Kia proposes could noticeably improve the efficiency of the charge ports by automatically controlling the vehicles after the charge is complete. In short, the vehicles will move to a free parking spot after the recharge process.

Furthermore, the technology will probably solve the problem of jams in parking locations.

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The video showcases the electric, futuristic, Hyundai autonomous navigation system that leads the car towards an induction magnetic charge point and then commands it to a parking spot after its battery gets recharged. This sequence of events happens after the driver gives a command via a smartphone app.

When the driver needs the car, they can summon their ride with a smartphone app and a rather handsome, futuristic Hyundai will rush to the driver. See, a valet service.

Now, imagine a world with all (or many) electric autonomous cars equipped with this feature. Electric cars would automatically handle and organize the parking places. As a result, everybody would be able to use all of the available charge spots to the best of their capacity.

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Right now, one of the few but still significant problems of charge points are irresponsible drivers who leave their rides connected for hours after the batteries get recharged. You see the problem.

Other drivers of electric cars can’t get access to the charge points.

This is especially true for the Tesla Supercharger network. Obviously, the technology Hyundai proposed aims to effectively solve this problem and provide unmatched convenience for all drivers.

Final Thoughts

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This technology got me to think about the Internet of things. You know, that idea that everything is connected. Well, for this technology to work as well as it can, the Internet of Things has to be, well, a thing. For this relatively simple task of battery recharge, autonomous parking, and valet service when summoned, a Hyundai futuristic car will need to communicate with the parking facility, the recharge system, and the driver. That is a lot of communication for sure. Clearly, the automotive industry is perfect to lead us towards the Internet of Things future and the Hyundai-Kia is at the forefront of the possible evolution.

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SEOUL, Jan. 3, 2019 — Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation unveiled a video featuring the concept of electric vehicle wireless charging system with the Automated Valet Parking System (AVPS).

The system will offer a convenience to drivers who are faced with an overcrowding of both parking and charging locations as electric vehicle numbers grow steadily. It relocates fully vehicles from charging stations and allow other awaiting electric vehicles to charge.

Upon commanding the vehicle to charge using a smartphone, the vehicle will automatically cruise to a vacant wireless charging station. When the vehicle is fully charged, it will relocate to another vacant parking space using the Automated Valet Parking System (AVPS), allowing other vehicles to charge at the spot. When the driver calls for the Supercharger, it will then autonomously return to the location of the driver.

The overall process is performed by continuous communication between electric vehicle, parking facility, charging system and driver. The parking facility sends location of empty parking spaces and charging stations, while the charging system updates the charging status of the vehicle in real-time.

Hyundai and Kia are considering on commercializing the technology upon the launch of level 4 autonomous vehicle around year 2025. Hyundai and Kia also plan to commercialize autonomous vehicles in various smart cities from 2021 with a goal of launching fully autonomous vehicles by 2030.

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