The SAE classification implies that vehicles with a third level of autonomy are able to do without human intervention for a significant part of the time, and such vehicles are already beginning to enter the market. Korean auto giant Hyundai Motor plans to launch the Genesis G90 sedan at the end of the year, for which the speed of movement in automatic mode will be limited to 60 km / h.
As Business Korea explains, national standards governing the operation of vehicles with active driver assistance systems were adopted by the South Korean authorities back in 2019, and the UN-controlled agency proposed to limit the speed of movement of ground vehicles under the control of automatic systems to no more than 60 km / h . Prior to this, in South Korea, the operation of cars with an autopilot at speeds up to 100 km / h was actually allowed, if we talk about moving along suburban highways. In fact, the limit was set by the existing speed limit for any cars. The Korean authorities then explained that the automation itself was able to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front, and therefore an additional reduction in the speed limit was not required.
Given the prospects of the Genesis G90 with Level 3 Active Driver Assistance systems entering the international market, Hyundai Motor has decided to bring its automatic drive mode into line with international regulations. For this reason, in automatic mode, the car will move at a speed of no more than 60 km / h. However, as experts expect, even international rules will evolve in the direction of increasing the speed limit, so Hyundai will be able to set a different speed limit due to software updates “over the air” when it is allowed by law.
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