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R-AEB from Hyundai Mobis offers better tech

Nov 14,2019
Hyundai Mobis has developed a new Rear-Autonomous Emergency Braking (R-AEB) system, which stops a car from backing into something without the driver hitting the brakes.

The auto parts maker announced the introduction of the ultra-short-range radar (USRR)-based system on Wednesday. R-AEB technology allows cars moving backwards to recognize a human or an object in the way and stop the vehicle on its own.

Many companies have utilized ultrasound in R-AEB systems, and some incorporate cameras for enhanced performance. Hyundai Mobis said it is the first company in the automobile industry to use radar, which is less affected by wind or noise surrounding the car and has better detection capabilities at night.

USRR technology achieves a wider range of detection than traditional short-range radar (SRR) systems. The Korean company’s USRR system can detect obstacles at 5 meters (16.4 feet), while SRRs have a range of up to 3 meters.

The company is preparing to acquire patents for technologies it developed while working on sensors and control algorithms for the USRR system.

Hyundai Mobis added that its USRR system doesn’t affect design as it can be installed inside bumpers. The new system has already been tested in 12 different traffic scenarios and passed the European New Car Assessment Programme.

It has also been evaluated by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The auto parts maker said it will continue developing new technologies for the mobility market.

BY KO JUN-TAE [ko.juntae@joongang.co.kr]