April 22, 2019
Hyundai Motor Announces Industry-First Smartphone Based EV Performance Control Technology
Hyundai today announced the development of ‘smartphone-electric vehicle pairing based performance adjustment technology,’ which allows users to customize primary functions through a smartphone application – an industry-first innovation. The new technology will allow electric vehicles drivers to use their custom settings in whichever electric vehicle they drive by downloading their profile from the server. Drivers can use this technology to adjust seven performance features including the maximum torque output of the motor, ignition, acceleration and deceleration abilities, regenerative braking capacity, maximum speed limit, responsiveness, and energy use on climate control.
The application provides optimized settings for a designated destination by analyzing the remaining distance and electric energy requirement. It can also accommodate sportier driving by recommending tailored performance settings. Beyond the driver’s seat, users can share their customization settings online as well as try out other users’ custom settings. Customers can also apply recommended settings by Hyundai based on the condition of roads, from country roads to the city center or mountain ranges.
Hyundai Motor will utilize blockchain technology to prevent security issues while users upload and share their custom settings on the server. In the process of uploading and sharing custom settings, the system encrypts major performance parameters in a blockchain network by creating new data blocks and stores them in the distributed data storage system to block unauthorized manipulation. The technology to be implemented on future Hyundai and Kia vehicles.