SEOUL, Apr. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has developed a new technology that automatically adjusts the height of an automobile when crossing school zones or speed humps, increasing safety and providing better driving experience.
Hyundai Mobis Co., South Korea’s biggest auto parts maker, announced on Monday that it has developed so-called Preview Air Suspension Technology that automatically adjusts the height of a vehicle based on the navigation map.
With the technology applied, the car begins to adjust itself 500 meters before reaching the destination based on the navigation system.
In the case of a sport-utility vehicle (SUV), the car can be raised or lowered as much as 10 centimeters.
This will allow vehicles approaching school zones to automatically lower and smoothen the suspension mode.
On windy bridges, such as the Incheon Bridge, the car will also lower itself to increase stability, while raising itself at railroad crossings and speed humps to reduce vibration or impact.
Hyundai Mobis said that it has completed verification of the technology under various driving environments.
“The Air Suspension Technology that predicts and reacts to various situations will not only contribute to traffic safety, but will also offer a more enjoyable driving experience in the age of self-driving cars,” said Kim Se-il, head of the Chassis Division R&D Center of Hyundai Mobis.
“We plan to develop another air suspension technology that combines with camera sensors next year.”
Kim explained that incorporating camera sensors will be able to provide the technology with more precise prediction and control features.
H. M. Kang (firstname.lastname@example.org)