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Hyundai patents speed bump detection technology

By Deeq on 21 Jun 2015 in New technology, Safety, Other blogs

Attached Image Hyundai has filed a patent with the US Patent and Trademark Office for a speed bump detection system, comprising GPS, camera and multiple sensors that identify and measure an oncoming speed bump’s height, width and curvature. If the vehicle is going too fast, a warning message is sent to the driver to slow down.

According to the patent, the system specifies 30 km/h or less for bumps on standard roads measuring 3.6 metres long and 100 mm high, the same speed for bumps on local roads measuring two metres long and 75 mm high, and 10 km/h or less for bumps on housing area roads measuring one metre long and 75 mm high. It can even recognise ‘fake’ bumps (like a picture of a speed bump painted on the road) and ignore them.

You may deem this pretty unnecessary, but given the number of bumps of inconsistent height, width and shape popping up on so many blind bends in Malaysia with ‘Bump Ahead’ signs often hidden behind trees (or covered with ‘Tukar Tiub Tayar‘ stickers), I’d find this a boon, really. And think about what it could do for autonomous self-driving cars in the future!

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Written by Deeq
With intense love for cars and bikes since little, and passion for photography, Siddiq tries hard to bring cars to life on the screen, proving his worth as well as his passion for the job.

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Jamesc Jun 21 2015 01:22 AM

What's the point of detecting the bump? 


They should connect it to the suspension so it


smoothens out the bump and the passengers


won't feel it. 



Sam7770 Jun 21 2015 07:13 PM

Here's an idea: get rid of the bumps and enforce strict speed limits in some more intelligent way.  e.g. speed limit detection tech is fairly standard…connect the dots.


Why make a perfectly good road flawed?  

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