The Hyundai Safety Cockpit Detects Road Rage to Keep You Safe

safety beltHyundai is developing technologies to help keep you safe behind the wheel, including one recent development that is designed to detect road rage. The system is a cockpit that measures the physical and mental state of drivers, helping to detect mood with face recognition, among other technologies. This could just be one of the most advanced safety systems developed to date.

According to CNBC, the Hyundai concept cockpit is designed to track a number of signs, from heat rate, posture, and breathing to facial recognition. By measuring these things, this innovative system can determine when you’re alert or angry, and it can make changes to the atmosphere of driving. This includes seat positioning, heating, lighting, temperature, volume, and even smells.

Measuring a driver’s mental state will help to keep the “optimum health and mental attitude” for safe driving, said Mike O’Brien, the VP at Hyundai, during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.

Believe it or not, about 80% of drivers show symptoms of road rage, which can do serious damage. Driving while emotional can cause speeding, rapid acceleration, hard brakes, and more—all of which increases the risk of an accident. This new Hyundai safety cockpit could just keep you better protected than ever before.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

If you haven’t seen the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport yet, get excited. It’s got lots to offer, from style to utility to technology. Here’s some of the best the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has to offer.

Style

The Santa Fe Sport has plenty to offer when it comes to style. New headlights and fog lights make an even bigger impact and distinct body lines accentuate this crossover’s sporty frame.

Seating

Rear-seated passengers will get plenty of comfort and space thanks to seats that offer numerous adjustments. It’s easy to make the back seats comfy for kids or adults.

Space

You’ll get plenty of cargo space with the Santa Fe Sport. With all seats folded down, you’ll get an impressive 71.5 cubic feet of space so that you’ll transport almost anything. And with 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, you’ll get more storage option than other SUVs.

Safety

Don’t worry, you’ll be plenty safe in the Santa Fe Sport. It’s a safer Santa Fe Sport than ever, especially with the addition of driver-assistive features that give you extra help on the highway.

So what are you waiting for? The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is ready for you at Rex Perry Hyundai.

Hyundai Tucson Named One of 10 Best Family Cars

The new Tucson was recently named the one of the 10 Best Family Cars by Parents Magazine and Edmunds. Teaming together, Parents and Edmunds looked at a range of vehicles on the US market, paying special attention to convenience, safety, and entertainment. The Hyundai Tucson was judged to be one of the best models for families, beating out competition left and right.

2016 Hyundai Tucson
2016 Hyundai Tucson

According to Hyundai, the Tucson was specifically recognized for its spacious interior, with two-stage reclining seats and tons of legroom. In terms of ergonomics, you won’t be more comfortable than when you’re behind the wheel of the new Tucson. Plus, with its excellent visibility, great standard safety features, and a smooth ride, you won’t want to leave the driver’s seat.

“We understand parents look for vehicles that provide the top safety for their families and we took that seriously with the redesigned Tucson,” said Mike O’Brien, VP of corporate and product planning for Hyundai. “This recognition from Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com shows we are committed to providing better vehicles for our owners – through better safety, quality and design features that set us apart.”

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson also comes with added safety systems like Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors, and more. Also named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, it’s easy to see why the Tucson was chosen as one of the 10 Best Family Cars.

What to Do When You Get in a Wreck

Car Wreck
Learn what to do when you get in a wreck.

Getting in a car crash is one of the scariest things that can happen when you’re driving, so it’s important to stay calm and know what to do. Follow this guide on what to do when you get in a wreck and you’ll have a less stressful, safer experience.

First, prepare yourself before it happens by getting a vehicle safety kit to keep in your car and keeping your emergency information on-hand. Important documents include insurance cards and vehicle registration information.

At the scene of the accident, pull your car over somewhere safe. Call 911 in case you or other drivers are injured and to see if an officer needs to be present at the scene. Then, if you’re able, get out of your car and check on the other drivers.

Exchange information with any other drivers involve in the wreck so you can file an insurance claim later. You should take pictures of the accident scene for evidence when you file.

At Rex Perry Hyundai we want you to be as safe as possible in your vehicle. So, contact us for preventative service and repairs so you can be confident that your car is being taken care of.