- The 2015 Hyundai Genesis will feature a new CO2 detection system and a hands-free trunk opening system.
- The CO2 sensor is designed to prevent drowsy driving.
- The redesigned Genesis will make its world debut in Korea later this year.
SEOUL, South Korea — The redesigned 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan will come to market next year with two new innovations: a CO2 sensor to prevent drowsy driving and a hands-free trunk opening system.
The CO2 sensor was designed by a Hyundai engineer who was looking to reduce fatigue on his long commute home. The sensor detects human CO2 emissions in the cabin and will automatically open outside vents when the levels reach a threshold that would induce drowsiness.
A new hands-free trunk opening system will also debut on the redesigned Genesis. Unlike other such systems that require the driver to wave their foot under the car to pop the trunk, the Hyundai system is activated by simply standing next to the trunk for three seconds.
The redesigned 2015 Hyundai Genesis will make its world debut in Korea later this year and its North American debut in January at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
A sketch of the future Genesis was released last week, revealing a new look that Hyundai says is a further development of its "fluidic sculpture" design philosophy.
Edmunds says: Hyundai is looking to make its next Genesis sedan a more unique proposition in a crowded class of competitors.