This Great Hyundai Genesis Feature Isn't Coming Here
There's an exciting feature in the 2015 Hyundai Genesis that's only available in its home market of Korea. It's an add-on most American drivers would want – yet Hyundai doesn't offer it here. What is this amazing feature? An onboard camera that detects speed cameras and slows you down if you fail to notice them. That makes the Genesis, a car that can largely drive itself, (as this video amazingly demonstrates) almost perfect because it's going to stop you from getting speeding tickets. RELATED: See Photos of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis
But only in South Korea. Hyundai Motors America spokesman Jim Trainor confirms the bad news for lead-footed Americans. "This is available on Genesis in Korea only," he said in an email.
Lets hope it's not here only because it's still being developed for this market. Let's hope it's not a case of the lawyers giving it a thumbs down.
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According to multiple reports, the Genesis comes equipped with a preloaded GPS function, which is able to track the locations of roadside cameras that are likely to record speeding information. The car then alerts the driver that he is about to pass a camera and, when necessary, the brakes are applied automatically so the vehicle does not go over the local speed limit.
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The 2015 Hyundai Genesis also features adaptive cruise control, lane keeping systems and emergency braking. Fortunately they are available in the USA and do manage to make the car almost drive itself.