The car tech that could eliminate speeding tickets, according to Time.
Hyundai has introduced a technology that not only alerts drivers about roadside cameras installed to catch speeders, it automatically slows down your car so you don’t get a ticket.
The 2015 Hyundai Genesis has been getting mostly positive reviews from car experts. Kelley Blue Book, for instance, described the new model—the affordable automaker’s high-end vehicle aimed to compete in the luxury category with Mercedes and BMW—as “beguilingly quick” and still very “comfortable and quiet.” And the automatic braking system is a potential life-saver: Using cameras and radar sensors, the vehicle can sense danger up ahead and hit the brakes automatically if the driver hasn’t already reacted.
Yet one of the coolest features in the vehicle’s automatic braking system has been overlooked in most American reviews, which isn’t surprising considering that the technology won’t be available in the U.S. market, at least not yet. As first reported in Australia’s Driver.com.au, Hyundai spokesman Guido Schenken explained that the new Genesis’s GPS is preloaded with the locations of roadside cameras that track speeding cars and dish out tickets when appropriate. The car then alerts the driver that he’s about to zip past a camera and, if necessary, the brakes are applied automatically so the vehicle isn’t over the local speed limit.