2015 Hyundai Genesis To Offer Innovative New Features


  • 2015 Hyundai Genesis Picture

    2015 Hyundai Genesis Picture

    The 2015 Hyundai Genesis will feature a new CO2 detection system and a hands-free trunk opening system. | October 29, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • 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.

Comments

  • se_riously se_riously Posts:

    First a CO2 sensor. Next up is a flatulence sensor.

  • What happens if your family is sleeping and you're driving? Also, so if a stranger stands by your truck for 3 seconds it will open automatically? Or, do you have to have the key in your pocket?

  • urbanxj urbanxj Posts:

    I would replace the CO2 sensor with pepper spray.

Leave a Comment
ADVERTISEMENT

Featured Video

ADVERTISEMENT

Marketplace

up2drive

Get Pre-Approved for a Loan


Car.com

Credit Problems?
We can help you get Financing!

ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific