Hyundai Mobis has positioned itself to begin mass-producing iMEB (integrated MOBIS Electronic Brake) and RSPA (Remote Smart Parking Assist) respectively 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 braking and 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 iMEB and 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.
While competitors were focusing on commercializing separate (hydraulic/electronic) regenerative brake systems and fully-automated parking systems, which automate steering, acceleration and deceleration and transmission, Hyundai Mobis successfully secured all the levels of required technologies and soared to a higher level.
Building on the successful supply of iMEB and 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.
iMEB (integrated MOBIS Electronic Brake)
A regenerative brake system is a key component used exclusively for environment-friendly cars, which generates electricity with a motor while the car is decelerating and charges the batteries. Because this system allows for a 70% reduction in energy loss compared to internal combustion cars and accounts for 40% of fuel efficiency improvement of hybrid vehicles, this technology is essential to fuel efficiency competitiveness.
Being the most advanced type of a regenerative brake system, iMEB is a breakthrough in terms of apparatus and software. The company first developed a hydraulic fill brake pressure supply unit in the form of an electronic motor-based system. It integrated the brake pressure supply unit and the brake control unit consisting of over 30 cutting-edge control functions, such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) into a single system.
In addition to ADAS functionality, including FCA (Front Collision Avoidance) and ASCC (Advanced Smart Cruise Control), the brake control unit also contains EPB (Electronic Parking Brake).
Hyundai Mobis’ iMEB allows for a 13% rise in brake responsiveness and 5% decline in weight, compared to advanced global products. This also allows for a 30% cost reduction, compared to the current separate hydraulic fill systems. This reduces emergency braking distance and contributes to fuel efficiency improvement, auto component downsizing and price competitiveness of cars.
iMEB delivers emotional quality such as braking sensation at the level of large premium cars of European makers. During the development of iMEB, Hyundai Mobis applied for a total of 109 patents, including 20 overseas ones.
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.
About Hyundai Mobis
Hyundai Mobis is a global tier-1 automotive supplier established in 1977, and is headquartered in Seoul, Korea. The corporate philosophy is to become a lifetime partner with technologies for automobiles and people. Hyundai Mobis currently employs over 30,000 people. Manufacturing operations are in over 30 locations in 10 countries, including Korea, China, and the U.S. Products include automotive modules (chassis, cockpit and front-end), brakes, suspensions, airbags, lamps, and automotive electronics. R&D headquarters are in Korea with 4 technical centers worldwide, Germany, China, India, and the U.S. Hyundai Mobis has mass-produced a great number of ADAS technologies and green car components. For more information, please visit http://en.mobis.co.kr.