Hyundai Motor Group has announced the development of 'smartphone-electric vehicle pairing based performance adjustment technology,' which allows users to customise primary functions through a smartphone app. The company says that it is in fact an industry first innovation. 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.
As electric vehicles continually expand their market share, especially in rental or car-sharing industries, the new technology will allow drivers to use their custom settings in whichever electric vehicle they drive by downloading their profile from the server. The application provides optimised settings for a designated destination by analysing the remaining distance and electric energy requirement. It can also accommodate sportier driving by recommending tailored performance settings.
The application provides optimised settings for a designated destination by analysing the remaining distance and electric energy requirement
Beyond the driver's seat, users can share their customisation 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 centre or mountain ranges. Hyundai Motor Group will utilise blockchain technology to prevent security issues while users upload and share their custom sittings 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 unauthorised manipulation.