The G70's collision detection appears to work just fine
TechRadar's Josh Brandon got a chance to see how the Genesis G70's collision detection system worked in a real driving situation and fortunately for him everything went as it should.
I rarely get a chance to test collision detection on any car, and for good reason. If the condition ever comes up, itís usually stressful and even avoidable. Normally, if you stay far away from the cars in front of you on the highway, from example, you wonít have to brake suddenly. And if you pay attention at all times, you can react quickly without any help.
That was a nice theory up until this last week when I was driving the 2019 Genesis G70, a smart and stylish luxury sedan. It wasnít an overly tense situation Ė just normal highway driving with a lot of cars. However, I did have one instance where the G70 noticed a stoppage in front of me and decided to not only apply the brakes but to swerve to the right a little.
When this happens in other cars with advanced tech, the feeling is exactly like a robot has taken over the driving for you. The brakes worked independently of your own feet, the steering went into fully automated mode.
In terms of autonomous driving, this is exactly what you want Ė the G70 had a mind of its own, and thatís a good thing because my mind was not fully capable of avoiding a problem. Robotic driving isnít just a convenience. Once you have experienced collision detection and mitigation first hand, you start to understand the future of all driving will be computerized.
I hope to never have to be in a situation where the collision detection system kicks in on the road, but It's reassuring to see that the technology does work effectively outside of a test track.
Now I know people who like to turn driving aids off in their vehicles, which I strongly disagree with. Does anyone else do that? Or will you keep everything on with your G70?