Just as phones are getting smarter, so are vehicles, that’s why Hyundai has announced that they are working on a new Smart Cruise Control technology that uses machine learning.

Hyundai’s Smart Cruise Control (SCC-ML) will be one of the first in the industry to incorporate artificial intelligence in an Advanced Driver Assistance System feature.

“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.”

The SCC-ML uses sensors such as the front camera and radar while also constantly acquiring driving information and sending it to a centralized computer. The car’s computer will extract details to help identify the driver’s patterns and a machine learning algorithm is applied to the process.

Some patterns might include the distance from preceding vehicles, acceleration (how quickly it accelerates), and responsiveness (how quickly it responds to driving conditions) and making the driver feel more relaxed when using a Smart Cruise Control system.

This means that vehicles can autonomously drive in a similar fashion to the driver.

Hyundai says that their SCC-ML system is able to differentiate from thousands of patterns and is easily adaptable to different drivers.

The company says that their SCC-ML is considered a Level 2.5 self-driving system and it will be implemented in an upcoming Hyundai vehicle in the future.

Source: Hyundai

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