Hyundai Motor Group is developing a new device that ensures active safety technology works even when things get tough.
The company has filed a patent for a Rotator Cam, a technology designed to keep its cars’ camera sensors clean.
Accordingly Korean auto blogAI technology is used to monitor whether the camera lens is blocked by dirt or small foreign objects.
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The cleaning process essentially takes place in three steps.
The electric motor inside the Rotator Cam rotates the camera’s cover glass while a small amount of washing fluid comes out from below to remove dirt. A wiper then removes excess washing fluid.
Hyundai Motor Group isn’t the first to develop technology that cleans a vehicle’s camera – BMW and Volkswagen Group are doing it too.
However, most other camera cleaners may leave excess washing fluid on the cover glass because they do not include a wiper.
Using a device to rotate the camera’s cover glass reduces the need for additional cleaning if the wash fluid splash cannot remove all the dirt from a portion of the glass.
Korean Car Blog reports that Hyundai Motor Group plans to evaluate the technology for mass production after performance and durability tests.