What is Genesis Remote Smart Parking Assist?
Slowly but surely, automakers are preparing the public for autonomous travel by introducing semi-autonomous driving assistance systems that can help with common tasks today. Doing so helps consumers develop trust in the technology, which is necessary if autonomous vehicles are to become a reality. Among the automakers offering this kind of technology is Hyundai, which builds Genesis luxury vehicles.
Genesis Remote Smart Parking Assist, introduced in the redesigned 2021 Genesis G80, is able to autonomously park the car in a parallel or perpendicular parking space while a driver is sitting inside of the vehicle or standing outside of the vehicle. The system is essentially the same as what Hyundai offers for its Nexo fuel cell electric vehicle.
Four different operations are possible with Genesis Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA). The first is Smart Parking Assist, which requires the driver to remain inside of the G80. The second is Remote Parking Assist, which allows the driver to stand outside of the G80. The third is Smart Exit Assist, which helps a driver to exit a parallel parking space. The fourth is remote forward and backward operation, allowing a driver to exit the car and park it in or retrieve it from a tight spot.