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Hyundai Mobis plans to extend biotech to mobility to take care of driver health

  • The new healthcare technology “Smart Cabin” controller that analyzes vital signs, such as posture, heart rate and brain waves, to help drive safely.
  • Switches to autonomous driving when the driver is stressed and manages CO2 level in the cabin
  • Embedded technology that applies biotechnology to mobility… to enable the vehicle to act as a “mobile health check-up centre”.

Seoul, South Korea, June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hyundai Mobis (KRX: 012330) has become the first in the world to develop an integrated controller that analyzes driver vital signs, such as posture, heart rate and brain waves, the company announced today. June 23, 2022.

Dubbed the company’s Smart Cabin Controller, the technology consists of four sensors to measure occupants’ vital signs, a controller to analyze those signs, and software logic. The company can be said to have developed something akin to an advanced brain capable of analyzing vital signs that change in real time.

Although there are already controllers capable of processing certain vital signs in the mobility industry, this is the first time that a healthcare-dedicated controller has been developed that can perform integrated analysis of various vital signs. With this new controller, the company is now well on its way to realizing safety technology focused on occupants rather than vehicle performance.

Hyundai Mobis expects this dedicated vital signs monitor to help enable the vehicle to act as a “mobile health check center”. The company intends to occupy the market, currently in its infancy, by associating this new health technology with mobility. To this end, automotive OEMs are showing an unprecedented move towards securing experts in biotechnology or robotics.

“Our main competitive advantage is the software solution that was designed to apply healthcare to mobility and the controller that enables integrated control,” said Cheon Jae-seung, Head of R&D Division, Hyundai Mobis. “Based on the unique vital signs database we have built, we will further enhance this technology to provide more features, including motion sickness prevention, stress management and state driving blocking. drunk.”

The Smart Cabin Controller is equipped with four sensors: a 3D camera that captures occupants’ posture, a steering wheel-mounted ECG sensor, an earpiece sensor to measure brainwaves flowing around the ears, and an HVAC sensor to measure temperature / cabin humidity and carbon dioxide level. The controller analyzes various vital signs collected from these sensors in real time to aid in safe driving.

For example, it recommends switching to autonomous driving mode if the ECG sensor detects a high level of driver stress, and it opens the windows or switches to outside traffic mode if the CO2 the level is too high. This technology should further evolve to be able to guide the vehicle to an emergency room in the event of an emergency, such as cardiac arrest.

Last year, Hyundai Mobis also became the first in the world with the development of M.Brain, a brainwave-based driver monitoring system, and expands its sales activities globally with M.VICS, an autonomous driving cockpit system equipped with various new healthcare technologies. , featuring an ECG sensor, driver monitoring camera and car sickness reduction technology.

About Hyundai MOBIS

Hyundai Mobis is the world’s number 7 global automotive supplier, headquartered in Seoul, Korea. Hyundai Mobis has outstanding expertise in sensors, sensor fusion in ECUs and software development for safety control. The company’s products also include various components for electrification, brakes, chassis and suspension, steering, airbags, lighting and automotive electronics. Hyundai Mobis operates an R&D headquarters in Korea, with 4 technology centers in Germany, China, India and United States.

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