Genesis eG80 will be the brand’s most advanced carJuly 26, 2020
The all-electric sedan based on the Genesis G80 will have Tesla-style technology.
Tesla vehicles have improved over the years with over-the-air software updates that expand the range, performance, and technology capabilities to keep Tesla ahead of the competition. However, back in May, we learned that Genesis is preparing a new luxury electric sedan based on the Genesis G80, which will also feature Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan and Mercedes-Benz EQS.
According to Korean media reports, the Genesis eG80 will be the first Hyundai Group electric vehicle to offer wireless upgrades. While the refreshed Genesis G90 and the new Hyundai Sonata and Kia Sorento already support wireless navigation and multimedia updates, the eG80’s wireless updates will be significantly enhanced. OTA updates will allow owners to update the Genesis eG80 faster, as well as add new enhanced driver support features and connectivity.
“Since the introduction of Mogen, the first connected service in Korea in 2003, over 1 million users have accumulated data in 17 years, and we can demonstrate stable and efficient OTA services. In addition to vehicle changes such as bug fixes, we will evolve into various services such as Internet of Things (IoT) and autonomous driving, suitable for the connected car era of the future, ”said a Hyundai Motor Group spokesman.
Hyundai is aware of the potential security risks associated with over-the-air updates, but guarantees it can prevent technology from being compromised. In terms of technical details, sources say the Genesis eG80 battery pack will allow the electric sedan to travel 500 km on a single charge. As part of a joint venture between Hyundai and Samsung, the Genesis eG80 will also support Level 3 autonomous technology, which allows the driver to take their hands off the wheel but remain alert while driving to take control when needed.
Improved driver assistants will reportedly include intelligent cruise control, frontal collision avoidance assistance and blind spot monitoring. Hyundai’s advanced wireless technologies are expected to be incorporated into future electric vehicles after the Genesis eG80. Hyundai Motor Group plans to launch 14 new electric models by 2025, including the Genesis eG80, and Genesis will electrify each model by 2024.
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