Hyundai Mobis, an automotive component supplier and a vital part of the Hyundai Motor Group, has unveiled an upgraded iteration of its Mobis Parking System (MPS), initially introduced in 2021. This enhanced MPS, known as MPS 1.0 Premium, comes equipped with an exceptional feature called Memory Parking Assist (MPA), revolutionizing the parking experience for vehicle owners.
MPA introduces a “route learning mode,” where vehicle owners can effortlessly park their cars, allowing MPA to memorize the manoeuvre. Subsequently, when the vehicle returns to the same location, it can autonomously execute the parking process with just a single touch on the onboard touchscreen.
The core of this automated functionality relies on a fusion of video-based sensors, seamlessly integrating ultrasonic sensors and surround view cameras. This sophisticated technology accurately determines the vehicle's position and creates a detailed map for precise parking. Hyundai Mobis asserts that this technique, originally rooted in robotics, enables parking at distances of up to 328 feet.
One remarkable aspect of MPS 1.0 Premium is its cost-effectiveness. By sidestepping the use of relatively expensive lidar and radar sensors, this technology can be manufactured and offered at attractive price points. Consequently, it has the potential to become a standard feature in vehicles across various market segments.
Hyundai Mobis is especially optimistic about the global reception of MPS 1.0 Premium, with a particular focus on Europe and China. In regions where designated parking areas and private garages are common, this technology is expected to be warmly embraced by vehicle owners. Hyundai Mobis highlights that it eliminates parking stress, enabling remote parking based on previously learned driving paths.
This groundbreaking technology made its debut at the AutoSens Conference in Brussels, marking another significant stride by Hyundai Mobis in its pursuit of urban autonomous driving innovations. Earlier this year, the company showcased its pioneering eCorner technology in South Korea, which allows all four wheels of a vehicle to rotate together or separately by 90 degrees. This capability facilitates manoeuvres conducive to autonomous driving and parking, including the intriguing “crab walking” motion, where all four wheels pivot 90 degrees for parallel movement.
In line with industry peers like BMW and Mercedes, Hyundai Mobis is also actively developing unmanned automated valet parking solutions. The Hyundai Motor Group has previously announced its ambitious plans to achieve mass production of this technology by 2024, underscoring the company's commitment to advancing the realm of autonomous and stress-free parking solutions.