Kia and Hyundai create a smart shift systemFebruary 20, 2020
Kia and Hyundai have announced the development of a non-alternative predictive gear shift system. It selects the optimal sequence based on the information transmitted by the navigation system, cameras and radar adaptive cruise control.
The difficult-to-name Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Connected Shift System combines a TCU with specific AI-based software. The goal of TCU is to handle the data transmitted by cameras and radar cruise control.
Based on this information, the system will select the optimal gearshift scenario. For example, it will shift the gearbox to neutral if deceleration is required and when driving ahead of the vehicle at a uniform speed, or activates the sport mode when the car enters the track, for easier pouring the motorist into the stream. In corners, ICT makes it possible to reduce the number of shifts by 43%, and braking by 11%.
Plus, the system is able to slow down the power unit. Activation of the mode occurs when the system finds irregularities, such as speed bumps, slopes, or the maximum permissible speed changes on the road section.
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