The 2015 Hyundai Genesis Anticipates and Slows for Speed Cameras
You might not realize that a speed camera lurks just beyond the next bend, but the all-new Hyundai Genesis does, and it can save you from a ticket. That’s because the 2015 Genesis sedan features a system that automatically slows down the car when approaching a speed camera. Instead of using radar-detection systems, which are illegal in many states, the Genesis relies on its onboard navigation system and a database of known speed camera locations to; first, alert drivers of an upcoming speed camera using an audible tone, and second, use the vehicle’s automatic braking system to slow the car down if it’s above the limit. RELATED: See more photos of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan
For now, this new tech will only appear on Genesis sedans for sale in South Korea, but there’s always a chance the system could make its way over to the US. It certainly poses a few important legal questions.
If the system does hop the Pacific, be warned. Just because your car can predict a run-in with a speed camera, doesn’t mean you’ll be immune to a speeding violation. Police cars with radar traps can still knick you, so perhaps it’s best to just keep an eye on the ‘ol speedo.
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