Hyundai Mobis automates urban driving

  • November 30, 2021
  • William Payne

Hyundai Mobis has developed an urban Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) called the Mobis Parking System (MPS) which integrates Narrow Space Assistance (NSA), Reverse Assistance (RA), and Remote Smart Parking Assistance (RSPA).

With MPS, a car is able to drive itself through a narrow street by avoiding obstructions, drive through the revolving gate of an underground parking lot, or drive backwards at a dead end where two cars are facing each other.

Hyundai Mobis developed this technology using its own software logic and mass-produced ultrasonic sensors. The company believes that while ‘RADAR and LiDAR sensors are useful for recognising objects located far away or in high-speed driving, ultrasonic sensors are more suitable for narrow streets or underground parking lots’. The ultrasonic sensors recognise objects over a short distance, while the software logic and the control system perform self-driving.

One of the technologies of the new system is Narrow Space Assistance (NSA). The car needs 16 inches of extra space on both sides to drive through a narrow street by itself.

Another technology is Reverse Assistance (RA). It records the car’s travel route on a real-time basis and creates the reverse route by itself at the press of a button. The steering wheel and vehicle speed are controlled automatically.

Aside from the MPS, other technologies for safety and convenience have been integrated into the system.

The Remote Smart Parking Assistance (RSPA) system is capable of parking a car at a right angle or in parallel by finding an empty space when the driver is out of the car and presses the remote. 3D Surround View Monitor (SVM) is designed to improve parking by showing the area 360 degrees around the car three-dimensionally.