Hyundai Hitting Market with Autonomous Fuel Cell Vehicle This Year

New FCEV can travel 370 miles and park itself.

by on Jan.08, 2018

Hyundai revealed its second-generation fuel cell electric vehicle at CES 2018, the NEXO.

Hyundai finally revealed the name for its next-generation fuel cell electric vehicle, Nexo, at CES 2018, after it gave the world a look at the crossover late last week, but provided no details.

Nexo not only comes equipped with a revolutionary propulsion system, it also gets the South Korean automakers intelligent Advanced Driver Assistance System, which Hyundai calls “a glimpse at the future of transportation.”

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“The zero-emission FCEV runs on hydrogen and proves that even an eco-friendly powertrain can fully support the energy demands of autonomous driving,” officials say in a statement.

The ADAS offers upgrades to its automated driving technologies, such as Blind-spot View Monitor, which shows drivers the rear and side view while changing lanes in either direction. In another first for Hyundai, Nexo features Lane Following Assist, which keeps the vehicle centered in the lane at speeds between 0 and 93 miles per hour on both the highway and local city streets.

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When paired with existing Highway Driving Assist functionality, drivers will be able to traverse long distances with greater ease and improved safety. LFA can detect not only lane markings but also road edges for when the markings are not clear.

The new crossover also boasts Remote Smart Parking Assist that lets Nexo autonomously park or retrieve itself from a garage or parking space with or without a driver in the car. RSPA can even back a Nexo into a perpendicular parking spot while the driver stands on the curb and pushes a button on the key fob.

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Nexo will be available in select markets around the world starting in 2018, with an estimated target range of 370 miles. NEXO will help to fulfill Hyundai’s goal of introducing 18 eco-friendly models to global markets by 2025. No pricing was available.

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One Response to “Hyundai Hitting Market with Autonomous Fuel Cell Vehicle This Year”

  1. Jack says:

    I’d love to see how lane sensing works in the weather we’re having now in Michigan. More than a few times this season I found myself hoping the guy I was following knew where he was going because I was going the same place. Best I know, LIDAR can’t see trough snow/shush.