Korean car maker Hyundai may be taking a major step toward the end of speeding tickets.
Hyundai spokesman Guido Schenken told Australia’s Drive.com that the Hyundai Genesis will soon be able to locate speed cameras, notify the driver that speed cameras are in the area, and slow the car down if necessary.
The Genesis “will beep 800 meters before a speed camera and show the legal speed, and it will beep at you if your speed is over that,” says Schenken. ”It knows there is a speed camera there, it knows where the speed camera is, and it will adapt the correct speed.”
Hyundai’s Genesis model is designed to be a luxury sedan comparable to a BMW or Mercedes-Benz, but at a lower price. Right now, the car has an automated braking system that will brake if the car nears a collision, avoiding many accidents.
The new speed camera avoidance system combines the automated braking system with a GPS that is able to locate the speed cameras before enabling the car to reduce its speed.
It is unclear when or if this new feature will be available in the U.S.