Adaptive cruise control is easily one of the best tech features that has been introduced in the last few years and now Hyundai is looking to advance the technology even more. Hyundai has unveiled the world’s first machine learning based Smart Cruise Control that incorporates the driver’s patterns into its self-driving behavior.

The new technology incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) within the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) feature. Through machine learning, the Smart Cruise Control system autonomously drives in an identical pattern as that of the driver.

How does it work? First, sensors, such as the front camera and radar, acquire driving information and send it to the centralized computer. The computer then extracts relevant details from the gathered information to identify the driver’s patterns. An artificial intelligence technology called machine learning algorithm is applied during this process. The driving pattern is categorized into three parts: distance from preceding vehicles, acceleration, and responsiveness. Driving conditions and speeds are considered as well.

Considering these various conditions, SCC-ML makes analysis to distinguish over 10 thousand patterns, developing a flexible Smart Cruise Control technology that can adapt to any driver’s patterns. Hyundai says that the SCC-ML system combined with the Highway Driving Assist system that features automatic lane change assist, achieves Level 2.5 self-driving.

Hyundai plans to introduce the new technology on its future vehicles, but we do not have a launch date.