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Hyundai’s Semi-Autonomous Highway Driving Assist System Coming To The U.S. In 2019 27
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Autonomous, Genesis, Genesis G90, Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, Reports on 11 27th, 2017


Autonomous driving technology is all the rage these days but Hyundai has been pretty quiet on the subject. That’s about to change as Wards Auto is reporting its Highway Driving Assist technology will soon be coming to the United States.

Currently available on a handful of models in South Korea, the Highway Driving Assist system is a Level 2 semi-autonomous technology that combines adaptive cruise control with a lane keeping assist function. The system has been around since 2015 and it is slated to arrive in America in 2019 on the next-generation Sonata as well as the updated Genesis G90.

The four-year delay is somewhat surprising but Hyundai’s director of advanced driver assist systems, Woongjung Jang, told the publication this is due to several factors including high demand in South Korea. Jang also noted “There’s so much to cover [in the United States] and we need to ensure our information on our map databases are accurate on every highway, so it’s taking some time to go through and verify all those.”

While the Highway Driving Assist technology is a step towards full autonomy, the company is working on more advanced systems and expects them to be launched at the fleet level since mobility providers can offset the costs of the technology by not having to pay a driver. However, prices are expected to come down in the future and Jang believes Hyundai could hit an “affordable price level” in 2025 or later.

Speaking of fully autonomous vehicles, Jang says the technology is a bad fit for electric vehicles as the “power consumption is really huge” and can dramatically decrease a vehicle’s range. Newer technologies will likely reduce the power draw but, in the meantime, Jang believes autonomous driving systems are better suited for hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or hydrogen fuel cell applications.

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Hyundai Re-Recalls 443k Sonatas Over The Same Seatbelt Problem 24
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Hybrids, Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, NHTSA, Recalls on 10 24th, 2017


Nearly half a million Hyundai Sonata owners are going to be getting a recall notice in the mail soon – for an issue they likely thought they'd already dealt with.
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Hyundai’s New Sonata Will Make Your Daily Commute Much More Relaxing 28
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in commercials, Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Videos, video on 07 28th, 2017


Rather than highlighting the sleek design of the 2018 Sonata or its host of new technologies, Hyundai has decided to promote the new sedan in a slightly more unique way.
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Wrong Way Driver Causes Terrifying Crash In Utah 14
Jun
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Accidents, Dashcam, Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, Offbeat News, RAM, video on 06 14th, 2017


Wrong way drivers pose a serious threat and a video recently posted to YouTube shows how terrifying they can be.
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Wrong Way Driver Causes Terrifying Crash In Utah 14
Jun
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Accidents, Dashcam, Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, Offbeat News, RAM, video on 06 14th, 2017


Wrong way drivers pose a serious threat and a video recently posted to YouTube shows how terrifying they can be.
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Facelifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata Arrives This Summer, From $22,050 14
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, new cars, prices on 06 14th, 2017


The 2018 Hyundai Sonata arrives this summer in U.S. dealerships, with the company revealing pricing and range details.
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Hyundai Recalls Almost 600,000 Santa Fe, Sonata And Genesis In Separate Campaigns 9
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Hyundai, Hyundai Genesis, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Sonata, Recalls, Reports, USA on 06 9th, 2017


Hyundai is conducting two new recalls in the United States that affect nearly 600,000 vehicles.
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U.S. Feds To Investigate Hyundai And Kia Recalls 22
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hyundai, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Kia Sportage, Recalls, Reports on 05 22nd, 2017


Safety regulators in the United States have opened an investigation into the recall of almost 1.7 million vehicles issued by Hyundai and Kia in the country.
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Command Your 2018 Hyundai With Standard Remote Services 14
Apr
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra, hyundai ioniq, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Sonata, new cars, PHEV, Reports, Tech on 04 14th, 2017


Accessing the climate control, locking or unlocking the doors and starting the engine can now be done remotely in several new Hyundai vehicles, which get standard Remote Services.
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This Is America’s 2018 Hyundai Sonata Facelift 12
Apr
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Videos, new cars, New York auto show, video on 04 12th, 2017


Hyundai has unveiled the facelifted 2018 Sonata at the New York Auto Show.
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Watch The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Being Revealed Live Right Here At 1:15PM EST 12
Apr
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Videos, new cars, New York auto show on 04 12th, 2017


Hyundai will pull the wraps off the updated US-spec 2018 Sonata at the New York Auto Show, covering the event live on its social media channels.
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Hyundai And Kia Recall 1.3 Million Vehicles In The US For Engine Stalling 8
Apr
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Hyundai, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Sonata, Kia, Kia Optima, Kia Sorento, Kia Sportage, Recalls, Reports on 04 8th, 2017


Hyundai and Kia have been hit by a massive recall in the United States, which is estimated to cost both companies a few hundred million dollars.
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When Hyundai Recalls The Sonata, It Recalls A Million Of Them 16
Mar
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, NHTSA, Recalls on 03 16th, 2017


Hyundai sold more than 500 Sonatas every day of last month in the United States alone. When a manufacturer has to recall a model that prolific, it's not going to be a small operation – especially when that recall spans several model years.
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Get Up Close And Personal With The 2018 Hyundai Sonata 11
Mar
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Videos, new cars, New York auto show, video on 03 11th, 2017


Hot on the heels of the refreshed Hyundai Sonata debuting in South Korea by way of the first official images, we can now enjoy a more in-depth look at the updated model in the three videos below.
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Refreshed 2018 Hyundai Sonata Shows Its Face In Korea 8
Mar
Posted by Brad Anderson in Galleries, Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, Korea, new cars on 03 8th, 2017


After a number of sketches, the updated Hyundai Sonata has officially launched in Seoul, South Korea.
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