Hyundai is using AI to learn your driving behavior to make cruise control better
In theory, it will drive just like you do, without the bad habits
Hyundai will be using machine learning and artificial intelligence to help its next-gen cruise control systems. SCC-ML, smart cruise control-machine learning, will “watch” what the driver is doing and try to make its radar cruise control act like the driver does in real life. Crazy, man.
“The new SCC-ML improves upon the intelligence of the previous ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) technology to dramatically improve the practicality of semi-autonomous features,” said Woongjun Jang, VP at Hyundai Motor Group. “Hyundai Motor Group will continue the development efforts on innovative AI technologies to lead the industry in the field of autonomous driving.”
The system watches the distance from the preceding driver, acceleration and responsiveness, as well as speed and driving conditions. It then makes a prediction about how you would react to normal driving situations. According to Hyundai the system can make analyses “to distinguish over 10,000 patterns, developing a flexible Smart Cruise Control technology that can adapt to any driver’s patterns.”
It won’t, however, pick up your unsafe habits and repeat them, you close follower. Hyundai says this next system will put the company in Level 2.5 of autonomous driving. That means it will steer, accelerate and brake, but the human in control will respond to a request to intervene.