Hyundai finally revealed the name for its next-generation fuel cell electric vehicle, Nexo, at CES 2018, after it gave the world a look at the crossover late last week, but provided no details.
Nexo not only comes equipped with a revolutionary propulsion system, it also gets the South Korean automakers intelligent Advanced Driver Assistance System, which Hyundai calls “a glimpse at the future of transportation.”
“The zero-emission FCEV runs on hydrogen and proves that even an eco-friendly powertrain can fully support the energy demands of autonomous driving,” officials say in a statement.
The ADAS offers upgrades to its automated driving technologies, such as Blind-spot View Monitor, which shows drivers the rear and side view while changing lanes in either direction. In another first for Hyundai, Nexo features Lane Following Assist, which keeps the vehicle centered in the lane at speeds between 0 and 93 miles per hour on both the highway and local city streets.
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When paired with existing Highway Driving Assist functionality, drivers will be able to traverse long distances with greater ease and improved safety. LFA can detect not only lane markings but also road edges for when the markings are not clear.
The new crossover also boasts Remote Smart Parking Assist that lets Nexo autonomously park or retrieve itself from a garage or parking space with or without a driver in the car. RSPA can even back a Nexo into a perpendicular parking spot while the driver stands on the curb and pushes a button on the key fob.
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Nexo will be available in select markets around the world starting in 2018, with an estimated target range of 370 miles. NEXO will help to fulfill Hyundai’s goal of introducing 18 eco-friendly models to global markets by 2025. No pricing was available.