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Safety Research

Infinite research for 100% safety

Research on innovative technology
for ultimate safety

From the moment you step into a Hyundai Motor's vehicle, safety surrounds you from all corners at every second, even in places you never imagined.

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Active safety

These research projects focus on developing a new level of active safety
that keeps you one step ahead on the road.

Development of the Driver Distraction Monitoring System based on In-vehicle Sensor Data

A study that monitors the driver’s state without additional equipment proposes a system that detects each driver’s distraction considering different driving patterns of various drivers.
Image of sensor-based active safety systems of the car.
01. Sensor signal
Two distribution charts that show how signal processiong works.
02. Signal processing
A bar graph that shows driver state is getting worse.
03. Distracted driving detection
A steering wheel warns driver as it detected distracted driving.
04. Warning

Parking Collision Warning- Reverse Warning System based on Fisheye Stereo

A study to guarantee real-time processing for vehicle's camera system to detect both movable and immovable obstacles, estimating the distance of them behind the vehicle and warning driver to prevent backover crashes.
Child pedestrian dummy wanders behind a car.
Backover experiment of IIHS
Rear Stereo Cameras that can prevent backover accident.
Rear Stereo Camera using study

Autonomous Emergency Stop System on the side of the road

A study to develop a temporary autonomous system to stop the vehicle on the side of the road
by taking over control of the vehicle when an emergency situation occurs.
Three cars are driving ensuring proper distance.
1. The vehicle recognizes the situation around the vehicle using sensors.
A car is changing lane to the last lane automatically through motor-driven power steering.
2. The vehicle changes lanes to the last lane.
A car is on the third lane which is next to the guardrail.
3. The vehicle recognizes the guardrail.
After passing the guardrail, a car stops at the last lane which is the safety zone.
4. The vehicle stops at the safety zone.

Pedestrian Active Warning System

This study not only aims to reduce the noise of electric vehicles but also to keep pedestrians safe with a directional warning system. The pedestrian active warning system consists of two parts: one is to detect pedestrians’ moving position based on advanced pattern recognition technology, and the other is to focus alert sounds within a narrow spatial range using sound focusing technology with multiple loudspeakers.
Multiple loud speakers with sound focusing technology.
An image that shows warning zone and silent zone.
Image of an inflated airbag

Passive Safety

With the ultimate goal of answering the basic request that customers have,
these projects focus on building ‘cars that drive safer and offer greater stability.'

Study on a car to car frontal impact with compatibility

The car-to-car frontal impact is a large portion in a real vehicle accident. In this study, the improvement of the response of passenger’s injury and the development of the vehicle structure which reduces the aggressiveness against the opponent vehicle is conducted.
A graphic image of a car crashes into something but the energy of a collision is absorbed.
A picture of a car with protective shield under the front cover to ensure optimum energy reduction for all accidents.

Study of the bumper structure development by using a reinforced composite rod

The evaluation and development of a plastic composite material for the bumper in order to reduce the damage of the other parts except for the bumper in case of vehicle low-speed collision and to reduce the injury of the lower leg when the pedestrian accidents occur.
An image of a plastic composite material for the bumper structure.
A bumper structure and line graphs that show the injury of the lower leg when the pedestrian accident is reduced.

A Development of the Vehicle Body Structure Optimization Analysis Methodology for Low-speed Crash Performance

Nonlinear optimization studies about the vehicle focused on improving the performance of low-speed collisions. By ensuring the optimum profile and the proper placement of body structures, minimizing the customer's vehicle repair costs.
  • An image of a full system and sub system modeling.
    1. Subsystem modeling and comparing full system performance relationship
  • An image of variables.
    2. Set design variable and check package boundary
  • A symbolized image of the crash optimization anaysis.
    3. Get the optimized result with crash optimization analysis
  • A full system modeling.
    4. Confirm the full system performance through crash optimization methodology

Development of absorbing hinge for Pedestrian Protection

A study to improve pedestrian’s head protection performance
through the development of absorbing hood hinge mechanism.
By an absorbing hood system, a pedestrian head injury can be reduced.
  • Images of the moment of pedestrian crash and  absorbing hood system.

    Pedestrian Crash

  • Image that shows head of a pedestrian and the hood of the car crash and the active hood system for pedestrian head protection.


Development of the Automation Tool for Efficiency Enhancement of Crash Analysis

A study to develop the automation tool for clarifying new methodology of crash analysis and accelerating efficient vehicle development process regarding the recent intensified safety regulations and marketability assessments.
An image of crash analysis model steup auto tool.
Crash Analysis Model Setup Auto. Tool
An image of crash analysis post process auto tool
Crash Analysis Post Process. Auto. Tool

Regression analysis between headform displacement and HIC

A study to develop a pedestrian-friendly vehicle, which protects pedestrian’s head, legs and pelvis in case of accidents from the real field, by analyzing the relation between actual headform displacement and head injury. Headform displacement is measured by 3D motion capture and visualized by CAD data.
A graph that shows CTR point trace of headform.
Headform CTR point trace : First contact to Maximum intrusion
A distribution chart that shows headform CTR point.
Regression analysis of HIC and Headform CTR point trace
Drive mode button of autonomous vehicle.

Smart Caring

Hyundai Motor Company’s effort to convey the Smart Caring value
for customers through the actual product will continue on.

A study on the Human-oriented Levels of Autonomous Driving: Comparison with Technology-oriented Levels of Automation

A study to conceptualize HMI components helping drivers on each level of autonomous vehicles by eliciting driver's capabilities and tasks on each level of autonomous driving technologies based on human factors including vehicle drivers and pedestrians.

A Research on commercial vehicle HMI Strategy

Research on commercial-vehicle-design concept based on the study of a behavioral characteristic and potential needs in an actual driving context.
An image of actual cockpit space in bus.
Actual Cockpit Space
for improvement
A chart to explain HMI strategy of Hyundai.
HMI Strategy
for developing the bus models
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