2016 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback – Safety Features

SAFETY

The Hyundai Veloster is a compact sports car from the stable of Hyundai which was introduced in 2011 in South Korea and North America. Hyundai has left no stone unturned to ensure the Veloster has the best safety features available. Some of the key features of the Veloster and their benefits are as follows:

  • Vehicle stability management (VSM) system – Creates an integrated active safety system to ensure highest levels of safety by co-ordinating Traction Control System (TCS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Brake Assist (BA), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).
  • Stability control or Traction Control System (TCS) – Applies brakes to each wheel and routes power to the wheel with most traction to avoid driver losing control when vehicle’s handling limits are reached.
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) – Slows the apt wheel to redirect the car and keep driver on course always on where he was intending to go.
  • Brake Assist (BA) – Applies the right braking force and minimizes stopping distances
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) – Helps vehicles to stop smoothly without skidding when brakes are applied suddenly.
  • Electronic brake force distribution (EBD) – Manages the braking force on each wheel in tough braking conditions as per the weight carried by the vehicle.
  • Security System – Prevents the engine from starting if the original manufacturer key is not used due to an ignition disable device.
  • 6 airbags across front, side and overhead – Safeguard the head and torso of front and rear occupants.
  • Pretensioners – Automatically tighten seatbelts and keeps the occupant in optimal seating position if a collision happens.
  • Rear view camera and Back-up warning sensors – Guide the driver in avoiding obstacles while reversing.
  • Blue Link telematics platform – Has a suite of safety services like Automatic Crash Notification (ACN) and Assistance, SOS Emergency Assistance.

The Veloster borrows its body structure from the Elantra which is amongst the top rated cars by IIHS and NHTSA for its incredibly advanced safety features. If you want to check out the Hyundai Veloster, visit CardinaleWay Hyundai of Corona today.

 

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Hyundai’s Safety Systems

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Hyundai prioritizes safety during vehicle development to ensure its passengers are well protected from risky situations and conditions. Hyundai has included numerous safety systems such as ABS, VDC, EBD, and AGCS, giving the company the highest safety ratings of any automaker in the world. The company has ensured it adheres to the safety regulations of every country where it sells its vehicles.

Assessing safety systems

The assessment of safety system performance is carried out twice to reinforce the efficiency of the system before putting it into production.

  • Computer simulation. During the initial development stage, the engineers use vehicle crash analysis to reach a safety objective and predict crash safety performance. Every possible collision and condition are created on a computer and simulated to adjudge the vehicle’s performance. By recreating the body structure of the car and its corresponding safety system, engineers  are able to assess the protection devices aptly and deliver specifications to improve safety performance.
  • Car crash test. After the simulation has been analyzed, an actual car crash test is set up. The vehicle is put through different crash situations from all sides and angles. This will ensure the validity of the safety system and the development of these safety technologies could proceed.

Hyundai cars are fitted with a Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system which consists of a radar sensor. The sensor perceives pileups or collisions ahead and sounds an alarm to alert the driver. Vibrations are sent through the seatbelt to enhance the warning system.

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Hyundai’s Chassis System

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Hyundai has developed a chassis system that provides the three basic essentials in a vehicle – comfort, performance, and safety. Parts that make up this system are thoroughly analyzed and tested to deliver a superior performance. Take a look at the components of one of the world’s best chassis systems.

Chassis system:

  • The suspension improves handling and performance by making the vehicle move according to the driver. It also lessens shocks, ensuring the ride is comfortable and as smooth as possible.
  • The steering system is the mediator between the driver and the automobile. It gathers information about the road and conveys it to the driver. This way, the system allows the driver to steer optimally by taking inputs and responding to them.
  • There is a brake system that is electronically connected for passenger safety. You have the ABS (Anti-locking Brake System), which improves safety while braking and an ESC (Electronic Stability Control), which stabilizes the vehicle after the brakes have been applied.

Chassis control:

  • Driving performance

On roads with unpredictable bends and turns, you are often required to take sudden turns. In such cases, the speed of the vehicle and information from the steering wheel angle sensor will ensure the outer rear wheel is angled in a way to maintain control and stability. This mechanism is called the “Active Geometry Controlled Suspension (AGCS)”.

  • Convenience

Similar to the AGCS, the “Variable Rack Stroke (VRS)” improves convenience when you make a U-turn or park. This is especially useful for snow chains where the turning radius is quite large.

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2016 Hyundai Genesis Gets ‘Best Bet’ Award

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Each year, The Car Book selects vehicles to be honored with its ‘Best Bet’ award based on their response to the safety and performance needs of the average American car buyer. The company has been giving out this award to vehicles and the brands for the past 36 years. For 2016, The Car Book has selected the 2016 Hyundai Genesis for its ‘Best Bet’ award. The 2016 Genesis’ advanced safety technology is what impressed the judges. The many safety features, such as the Sensory Surround, rear view camera, lane change assist, brake assist, ESC, tire pressure monitoring, lane departure warning, and so on, helped the vehicle secure the 2016 ‘Best Bet’ award.

The Car Book has been an important guide for car buyers, helping the buyers make educated decisions when buying a car. The vehicles are evaluated with eight categories, including safety features, crash tests, repair costs, preventative maintenance, rollover, fuel economy, warranty, and insurance and complaints.

Jack Gillis, The Car Book author, acclaims that Hyundai offers vehicles that adequately cater to the safety and performance needs of today’s consumers. The automaker is known for exceeding expectations in regards to vehicle quality and standard features.

Mike O’Brien, Vice President of Hyundai Motor America, claims that the award showcases the automaker’s emphasis on performance and safety.

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Unique Features of Hyundai’s Powertrain

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Hyundai’s vision is to develop a powertrain for its vehicles that will enable them to provide improved performance, increased fuel efficiency, and eco-friendly enhancements. For this, Hyundai Motors is continually testing and developing technology for its engines and transmission systems. They want drivers to be able to enjoy the driving experience without needing to worry about fuel efficiency or environmental pollution.

Hyundai puts its vehicles through tests in the most extreme environments, which is how it develops its powertrain for high performance and durability. It is working on improving the technology for diesel powered engines. Hyundai is researching and continuously testing their turbo charger technology which will improve the combustion efficiency of diesel. Their high performing turbo charger is able to provide performance without compromising on fuel efficiency and environmental friendliness. They have achieved this by developing a combined selective catalyst reduction (SCR) and diesel particulate filter (DPF) technology for their engines.

Moving on to the transmission, Hyundai’s dual-clutch transmission (DCT) expertly combines the best features of automatic and manual transmissions. Two rotation poles are connected to the dual clutches. The odd number speed delivers power to the wheel, meanwhile the even number speed remains connected to the clutch. This makes gear shifting highly efficient because the time between cutting out power and reconnecting is almost zero seconds. Hyundai’s exclusive DCT technology means that Hyundai vehicles are able to greatly reduce fuel consumption and therefore also reduce CO2 emissions.

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Noise, Vibration & Harshness Management in Hyundai Cars

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In the attempts to reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) of a vehicle by using acoustic and sound-proofing materials, car manufacturers often have to compromise on other aspects of the vehicle, like fuel efficiency. Hyundai tackles this problem by applying Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Control Mount (ACM) sound technologies to cover NVH on their vehicles. Hyundai’s own Active Sound Design (ASD) technology is also soon to be incorporated on their vehicles.

In order to reduce NVH, Hyundai uses a three point engine mounting system, designed external parts in a way to reduce friction, and applies acoustic materials in various parts of the vehicle, such as sound absorbing carpet inside the vehicle. Additional NVH reduction is provided by the ANC technology which analyzes the frequency, phase and size of the sound entering the body and then returns counter sound waves through the speakers. Hyundai’s ASD allows the driver to choose an engine sound according to their preference or the drive mode selected.

While most of NVH management is about reducing noise and vibration, Hyundai has also considered the converse situation – how the lack of engine sound could pose a threat to pedestrians. Electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles produce virtually no engine sound, so pedestrians are not able to hear oncoming vehicles. Virtual Engine Sound System (VESS) emits an engine sound through the electric/hybrid/fuel cell vehicle’s speakers so that pedestrians can hear them and avert any accidents.

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Hyundai’s Ride and Handling Technology

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Hyundai’s ride and handling (R&H) technology focuses on balancing various parts of a vehicle – tires, suspension, body, and steering wheel – and combining them in the optimal configuration to provide a smooth and controlled ride.

Rack-mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (R-MDPS) and Variable Gear Ratio (VGR)

R-MDPS is an electric steering system in which the electric motor module that controls the steering is mounted directly to the steering rack. This technology provides stability to the vehicle at high-speeds, and precision and speedy response at low and medium speeds. In sync with R-MDPS, VGR technology controls the steering gear ratio and adjusts it according to the driving speed.

Continuous Damping Control (CDC)

CDC helps in controlling the vehicle’s shaking motions by regulating the dampers in the suspension system. Additionally, it enables smooth and stable cornering by lowering the vehicle lift inside and heightening the lift outside.

Chassis

In order to improve sensitivity of the chassis, Hyundai has reduced the size of the caster trail. Additionally, the camber capacity has been maximized which will reduce the shock on the vehicle floor in the event of a collision. The sub-frame has also been made stronger in order to provide a more stable ride.

Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

VSM helps the vehicle to maintain stability and control when suddenly braking or accelerating on uneven or slippery road surfaces.

HTRAC

Hyundai Traction (HTRAC) is Hyundai’s all-wheel drive system which is designed to provide all-weather driving capabilities. It does so by electronically adjusting the distribution of power to the wheels depending on the drive mode and the amount of surface traction that is available.

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Hyundai’s Santa Fe – Tech Features

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The Hyundai Santa Fe comes equipped with the latest tech features, both in the base SE trim as well as the Limited trim.

Comfort and Convenience tech

Front seats are heated and height adjustable bucket seats, where the driver seat is an 8-way power seat with adjustable lumbar support. With the Ultimate package, you can even get heated second-row seats and ventilated front seats on both trims. Within that same package, a heated steering wheel is available, while the standard on both trims is an electric power tilt and telescopic steering wheel with integrated audio and cruise controls. Also adding to convenience are the remote keyless power door locks and one-touch front power windows.

Cruise control and a rearview camera are standard, along with dual illuminating vanity mirrors. With an active subscription to Hyundai’s Blue Link packages, features such as destination guidance, enhanced roadside assistance, remote stolen vehicle recovery, remote car finder, remote door lock/unlock and remote start/stop engine.

Entertainment and safety features

Standard equipment includes a 4.3-inch touchscreen infotainment interface, satellite radio, AM/FM stereo, auxiliary and USB inputs, Bluetooth, and a 6-speaker audio system. With the Ultimate package, you can get an 8-inch touchscreen with a navigation system as well as a 115-volt power outlet. Additionally, there is an optional audio system upgrade which offers a 10-speaker audio system for the SE and a 12-speaker Infinity surround-sound system for the Limited. Blue Link gives users access to safety features such as SOS emergency assistance, automatic collision notification, geo-fencing, speed and curfew alert.

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Hyundai’s Santa Fe – Safety Features

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Hyundai’s Santa Fe comes equipped with the latest in safety technology, both passive and active systems. Additionally, the Santa Fe is equipped with Hyundai’s Blue Link technology which provides a host of safety features, provided that users have active subscriptions.

Standard safety features of the Santa Fe include 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes along with solid rear disc brakes and ventilated front disc brakes. The vehicle has head air bags for all three rows along with side mounted airbags in the front. For the safety of children traveling in the Santa Fe, the vehicle has child safety locks and seat anchors.

The car has fog lights as well as daytime running lights. Some additional safety features are:

  • Emergency braking assist
  • Stability and traction control
  • Remote anti-theft alarm system
  • Turn signal mirrors
  • Rearview camera
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • First Aid Kit

Safety features available with Blue Link telematics system are:

  • Geo-fencing,
  • Remote speed alert,
  • Remote curfew alert,
  • SOS emergency,
  • Enhanced roadside assistance,
  • Auto diagnostic trouble code notification,
  • Monthly vehicle health report,
  • Maintenance alert,
  • Remote activation of car lights and horn in case of emergency.
  • Remote stolen vehicle recovery,
  • Remote stolen vehicle slowdown and immobilization.

Optional safety features include rear parking sensors and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Autonomous safety features like frontal collision mitigation and lane departure warning system are not available on the Santa Fe.

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Hyundai’s Santa Fe – Performance Features

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The Santa Fe is Hyundai’s three-row, crossover SUV and it comes in two trim levels – SE and Limited. You may have also heard of the Santa Fe Sport, but that is in a different segment since it is a smaller, five-seater, two-row SUV.

The Santa Fe comes equipped with a 3.3-liter V-6 engine that generates 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. This engine is mated with a standard six-speed automatic transmission with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The V-6 direct fuel injection engine is strong and is capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. The ride it provides is smooth and easy.

The EPA’-estimated fuel economy ratings are 21 mpg combined (18 city/25 highway) for the front-wheel-drive model and 20 mpg combined (18 city/24 highway) with all-wheel drive. There is an ‘Ultimate’ package available for both trims which makes the vehicle slightly heavier. So, vehicles equipped with this package have a lower fuel economy rate, lower by 1-2 mpg. The direct injection engine makes it more fuel efficient than otherwise.

The all-wheel drive Santa Fe Limited with the Ultimate package is capable of going from zero to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds. All in all, the Santa Fe’s performance is quite decent, especially since it is one of the least expensive vehicles in its segment.

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