What new technology is Kia working on?
Because of the impact Kia of Mankato has in our community as well as the level of personal service we provide to customers, it’s easy to forget that the automaker itself has a global presence in the automotive industry. The 2019 Seoul Motor Show is underway in Kia’s home country and the manufacturer is using its home court advantage to show off some very exciting concepts and future features. So, what new technology is Kia working on? In addition to a few new concept vehicles, the manufacturer is also pulling the curtain back a little further on its incredible R.E.A.D. technology that improves driver safety by taking a very different approach. Let’s take a look at some things that could be coming to the Kia of Mankato showroom in the future.
What does the Kia R.E.A.D. do?
Regardless of any technological developments that the automaker brings to market, the most important factor in driving safety is the focus of the person behind the wheel. The problem lies with the fact that humans are not perfect and can be distracted by any number of things, including themselves. Kia R.E.A.D. stands for Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving. It is a part of the manufacturer’s effort toward building autonomous vehicles. The new Kia R.E.A.D. system is the world’s first technology that leverages artificial intelligence to recognize biometric cues that could lead to potentially dangerous distractions.
The thrust of Kia R.E.A.D. is designed to recognize if a driver is tired, angry or sad and can automatically make environmental changes creating an experience that could help them focus on the road. Additionally, Kia is touting advances in its V-Touch system. Working alongside Kia R.E.A.D., V-Touch employs a three-dimensional camera that will capture the motion of a user’s eyes and fingertips. This will allow them to more easily and safely interact with other systems including the heater or air conditioner.
If you don’t want to wait for these features to go into production, you can learn more about the current inventory available at Kia of Mankato today by making an appointment with one of our product experts.