Technology helps drivers avoid fixed speed camera fines
IMAGINE technology which automatically enables you to dodge speed camera traps.
There was no dreaming for drivers behind the wheel of Hyundai's new Genesis in South Korea this week.
Equipped with the latest sat nav and radar cruise control systems, the Genesis could maintain a hefty velocity above the limit but slow down through fixed speed camera points.
But what about point-to-point traps? Yep, it can handle that too - maintaining the correct average speed over the set distance.
All you need to do is steer.
The sat nav system has to be enacted and a destination input for the system to work, but it enables the driver to avoid nasty surprises in the mail.
Although the technology is not coming Down Under just yet.
A different sat nav system from the one demonstrated in Korea this week will be used in Australian models which means it won't be available in the model to be launched this year. But given the excitement it generated among the motoring press, Hyundai will have it on the "must have" list in years to come.