On April 22, this year, the Green Car Congress released a press release announcing that Hyundai Motor Group is the first Smart Performance EV control on the market. To provide users with the highest level of security, the automotive giant will also implement blockchain technology.
Taking into account the fact that electric cars are becoming more and more popular (especially in car rental companies), the new technology allows users to customize primary functions through a smartphone application.
Hyundai Motor Group has developed a performance tuning system based on the EV smartphone, which, using a special application, will allow users to customize the corresponding functions in their cars. Thus, drivers will be able to adjust the maximum engine torque, the ability to accelerate and decelerate, the regenerative braking power, the maximum speed limit, as well as the reaction time and energy consumption in the air conditioning system.
It should be emphasized that the application developed by Hyundai also provides optimized settings for the designated destination, analyzing the distance and demand for electricity. Of course, you can also adapt your car to a more sporty ride with properly set performance recommendations. The customer can also use automatically built-in settings that have been developed based on the state of national roads or even the location of mountain ranges.
Due to the fact that customers will send and share their data on the server, Hyundai decided to ensure their safety. For this, the blockchain technology will be used. To prevent unauthorized manipulations, the system encrypts the basic performance parameters in the blockchain network, creating new data blocks and storing them in a distributed register.
JeongSoo Eo from Hyundai Motor Group commented on the situation:
“As Hyundai Motor Group is planning to deploy 44 eco-friendly models by year 2025, including 23 electric vehicles, we see the potential of technologies and services inherent in non-combustion vehicles,” said research fellow JeongSoo Eo from Hyundai Motor Group. “By developing paradigm-shifting mobility technology like this one, we will continue to strive to improve user experience for electric vehicles customized to individual preferences.”