Kia looks to post-autonomous driving era at CES 2019


Kia Motors is previewing many different technology made for the post-autonomous driving era with the Technology Show (CES) 2019, to be held in Nevada from January 8 to 11.

Building about the brand’s ‘Beyond Autonomous Driving’ vision for connected vehicles presented at CES 2018, Kia is looking ahead into a time when autonomous driving is among the norm by having an interactive ‘Space of Emotive Driving’ exhibit at this year’s show.

In an upcoming where vehicles have the potential to drive a car themselves, Kia is laying the foundations for major technological development to enhance the human being mobility experience. Central on the presentation with this ‘Space of Emotive Driving’ vision at CES 2019 is Kia’s new Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving (R.E.A.D.) System C a world-first emotional AI-based optimized and interactive in-cabin space centered on human senses.

The R.E.A.D. System can optimize and personalize a car or truck cabin space by analyzing a driver’s emotional state in real-time through AI-based bio-signal recognition technology. Know-how monitors a driver’s emotional state using sensors to learn their facial expressions, heart beat and electrodermal activity. It tailors the medial environment based on its assessment C potentially altering conditions regarding the five senses throughout the cabin, setting up a more joyful mobility experience. AI deep-learning technology enables the device to find out set up a baseline in user behavior, after which identify patterns and trends a customized cabin accordingly.

The R.E.A.D. Technique are revealed alongside V-Touch C a world-first virtual touch-type gesture?control technology. V-Touch employs a 3D camera to watch users’ eyes and fingertip, allowing occupants to control several in-car features by using a unobtrusive head-up display. Through simple finger gestures, all vehicle occupants can certainly make changes on the cabin environment, including lighting, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) and entertainment systems, eliminating the demand for buttons or touchscreen.

Another feature within the innovative R.E.A.D. Product is Kia’s music-response vibration seats, where occupants can ‘feel’ their best songs and also tune in to them. The sensory-based signal processing technology adapts seat vibrations based on sound frequencies within the music being played. The vibration seats could also be set to massage mode to increase cabin comfort, and also enhancing safety by giving haptic warnings from the vehicle’s advanced driver-assist systems.

Some of your technical expertise needed to make this demo possible arose out of Kia’s research collaboration with all the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab’s Affective Computing Group included in Kia’s Media Lab membership.


Kia giving CES visitors to be able to experience R.E.A.D. technology

Kia can have specially-designed experiential modules installed at its CES booth to signify the possibility of the R.E.A.D. System. The first time ever, anyone will experience vehicle technology that recognizes their physiological emotions depending on facial expressions, electrodermal activity, and heartrate. Visitors to CES will be able to witness the sensory controls react in real-time on their changing emotional state.

‘R.E.A.D. Me’ is often a one-person cockpit that analyzes the ‘driver’s’ emotional state and fosters a ‘space mood’ in line with its judgment, using R.E.A.D. technologies like facial expression recognition and vibration seats. This tailored environment will incorporate bespoke sounds and fragrances to be perfect the occupant’s current disposition.

‘R.E.A.D. Now’ can be a two-person cockpit simulating a ‘Las Vegas autonomous tour car’ that produce suggestions on route choice and in-car entertainment in accordance with an analysis of the driver’s mood. The occupants will be invited to work with the V-Touch gesture control system to experience games, select music genres, customize the cabin environment and look at the internet for local information.

‘R.E.A.D. Motion’ is usually a four-person cockpit which simulates a ‘mobile workspace’ which is expected to be described as a key advantage of life with autonomous vehicles. Occupants might be invited to try to get the function of any ‘Kia executive’ preparing for business travel, using V-Touch to examine their schedule and meeting minutes, open emails et cetera. The long-distance functionality within the system means occupants could take domination over the R.E.A.D. Motion cockpit controls with a distance. The event will finish with a live business call for the head-up display.

Kia shows vision for future smart-city mobility

Kia can be presenting a potential solution for smart-city mobility at CES 2019 featuring its ‘SEED Car’ concept. The ‘SEED Car’ is actually a four-wheel electric cycle by using a selection of 100 km (62 miles) with different pedal-electric hybrid system, requiring pedal input through the driver but with an increased degree of electrical power be an aid to cause it to effortless.

The concept has long been which is designed to make urban driving easy, fun and safe, while browsing how Kia will certainly make one more mile for any journey possible having a personal mobility device.

For longer journeys, the ‘SEED Car’ is housed while in the ‘BIRD Car’ C an autonomous shuttle vehicle effective at travelling over and above the four-wheel cycle’s range capabilities. Once within 100km of that final urban destination, the ‘SEED Car’ is ‘dispersed’ to try and do its journey.

For an enhanced visitor experience, Kia will operate 15-minute ‘Docent Tours’ at regular intervals along at the booth through the duration of CES 2019. The tour will deliver attendees a far more in-depth understanding of the revolutionary technologies displayed.

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