Hyundai Motor Group has announced the development of ‘smartphone-electric vehicle pairing based performance adjustment technology,’ which allows users to customize primary functions through a smartphone application – an industry-first innovation.
Drivers can use this technology to adjust seven performance features including the maximum torque output of the motor, ignition, acceleration and deceleration abilities, regenerative braking capacity, maximum speed limit, responsiveness, and energy use on climate control.
The application provides optimized settings for a designated destination by analyzing the remaining distance and electric energy requirement. It can also accommodate sportier driving by recommending tailored performance settings. Beyond the driver’s seat, users can share their customization settings online as well as try out other users’ custom settings. Customers can also apply recommended settings by Hyundai based on the condition of roads. Hyundai Motor Group will utilize blockchain technology to prevent security issues while users upload and share their custom settings on the server.
As Hyundai Motor Group is planning to deploy 44 eco-friendly models by the year 2025, including 23 electric vehicles, hence, the potential of technologies and services inherent in non-combustion vehicles is limitless. The technology is expected to be implemented in future Hyundai and Kia vehicles.