Press release

Hyundai Mobis: Speed Bumps? School Zones? … My Smart Car is Ready for Anything!

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(KRX:012330) recently announced the successful development of
“Preview Air Suspension Technology,” which automatically adjusts the
vehicle height and absorbs road shock by proactively using upcoming
navigational information. It is a technology that predicts the road
conditions and traffic information, providing a comfortable ride while
ensuring safety.

Through the road information provided by navigational systems, this
technology activates within 500 m of a target point on average. When the
navigation signals the presence of a school or playground zone, the
vehicle lowers itself and softens the suspension mode for a better ride

The use of this technology allows an SUV vehicle to adjust its height up
to 10 cm. The lowered height is particularly useful when crossing windy
bridges, minimizing the effect of wind and ensuring a stable ride. On
the other hand, this system raises the vehicle height at a railroad
crossing or near a speed bump, which reduces the amount of vibration and
shock that reach the car from the road surface.

Hyundai Mobis has already completed the system’s evaluation in real-life
traffic scenarios with real vehicles and roads, such as school and
playground zones, speed bumps, railroad crossings, highway ramps, and
reaching the intended destination.

In 2012, Hyundai Mobis mass-produced electronically controlled air
suspension (front and rear wheels), which keeps the vehicle at an ideal
height regardless of the number of passengers or the amount of load, for
the first time in Korea. The main feature of this convergence technology
is the further improvement of cutting-edge auto component technology to
the point where it enables predictive control based on navigational map
information on what is ahead on the road.

“The air suspension technology that can predict and react to the driving
conditions ahead will provide road safety as well as optimized ride
comfort when passengers are taking a nap or watching a movie,” a
representative from Hyundai Mobis said, while adding “an air suspension
incorporating an independently developed camera sensor is also in the
works for the next year.”