(RSPA) Using ultrasound sensor to enable a vehicle to locate a parking space and park itself at the touch of a smart key button

Hyundai Mobis has positioned itself to begin mass-producing of RSPA (Remote Smart Parking Assist) at its Cheonan plant and Jincheon plant in Korea.

Hyundai Mobis has established a foothold to elevate its status from a late starter to a global leader in parking assist technologies. The company concentrated its development capabilities on technologies optimized for the era of electronic and autonomous driving, securing a technology portfolio more advanced than that of its global competitors.

For RSPA, Hyundai Mobis boldly deployed a ‘jump-up’ strategy, which is to secure advanced technology at once, from the design phase of the technologies, rather than a ‘catch-up’ strategy, which aims to catch up with technologies of competitors as quickly as possible, and as a result, it was able to successfully strengthen its technological competitiveness.

Building on the successful supply of RSPA to environment-friendly vehicles, Hyundai Mobis plans to expand the supply to internal-combustion vehicles. As the global market is still in a nascent stage and the company has already attained a competitive edge with respect to technology, it will also put forth concerted efforts to win overseas contracts.

In addition to ADAS functionality, including FCA (Front Collision Avoidance) and ASCC (Advanced Smart Cruise Control).

● RSPA (Remote Smart Parking Assist)
RSPA is a system that automates transmission, handling and acceleration and deceleration required for parking and unparking combined with remote control functionality using a smart key. After 12 front and side ultrasound sensors explore a potential parking space, a driver can allow the car to park itself in the space, whether in the car or not, using a smart key. It is also possible to unpark the vehicle via a remote control.

Hyundai Mobis’s RSPA has realized the best-in-industry parking space awareness rate and parking sensory acuity. The rate of perceiving a parking space in perpendicular and parallel parking and successfully parking is roughly 30% higher than that of competitors. Another strength is that the steering sensation in remote automated parking is less different compared to manual steering.

Hyundai Mobis also aims to secure automated valet parking technology within this year. While the remote automated parking system requires a driver to remote control automated parking within 4 meters of the car due to safety reasons, the automated valet parking is a technology that uses communications between the vehicle and the infrastructure of buildings or facilities to enable the vehicle to park or unpark itself.

Source: Hyundai Mobis