At the touch of a smartphone application, the future EVs of Hyundai and Kia can have their torque, regenerative braking and climate control energy altered
Hyundai and Kia are developing a brand new revolutionary technology that would enable the owners of its future electric vehicles to alter their performance based on a smartphone application. It will be one of the key features in the upcoming battery-powered vehicles of both the Korean brands.
The duo often finds themselves among the top six largest carmakers in the world and has an aggressive product strategy devised for the future. By the middle of next decade, Hyundai and Kia have announced launching as many as 23 electric vehicles across the globe as developed and emerging markets are at the core of their business.
What we are talking about here has been dubbed “smartphone-electric vehicle pairing based performance adjustment technology”. Currently in its developmental stage, Hyundai Motor Group will essentially concise the technology’s name to make it attractive for the consumers in the years to come.
The paradigm-shifting mobility tech will give drivers the freedom to adjust seven different performance parameters at the touch of a smartphone application and it makes a world of difference the way people commute. The energy used by climate control system can be altered, so is its responsiveness.
More significantly, the maximum torque output of the electric motor, the amount of acceleration and deceleration, capacity of regenerative braking system, ignition, altering maximum speed limit, etc can be performed using the upcoming technology. Drivers can download Hyundai and Kia’s profile from the server and can use the tech on the electric vehicles.
The driver customised performance settings can become a regularly used one mainly in the car sharing industry. The app can also provide tailor-made settings by analyzing leftover distance from the battery and correlate it with the desired destination while the settings can be optimised accordingly if sportier driving is the order of the day.
The settings of a specific driver can be shared online while a particular driver can trail others’ setting as well. Hyundai and Kia will use blockchain technology to protect the security of the drivers when custom settings are shared.