Hyundai Genesis KIA HDA2 VS HDA 'Highway Driving Assist' Systems Comparison


The video by Victor of Cars Jubilee compares HDA (Highway Driving Assist) and HDA2, based on his experiences with two vehicles equipped with these systems: a 2022 Ioniq 5 with HDA2 and a 2023 Genesis GV60 with HDA. Here's a summary of the differences he notes:

Auto Lane Change:

HDA2 includes an auto lane change feature. However, Victor finds it limited because it requires a significant gap in traffic to work and also needs driver's steering input, which he feels defeats the purpose of an automatic system.

Surrounding Vehicle Information:

HDA2 provides a visual display of nearby vehicles on the driver's display and heads-up display, but this feature only activates when HDA2 is engaged (i.e., on highways). Victor prefers the blind spot warnings, which are always on and don't require HDA2 to be engaged.

Driving to One Side within the Lane:

HDA2 supposedly shifts the vehicle within its lane to avoid close vehicles encroaching into the lane. However, Victor hasn't experienced this feature in action and questions its utility.

Victor concludes that the extra features of HDA2, while technically advanced, are not particularly useful in everyday driving and do not significantly enhance the driving experience compared to HDA. Therefore, he suggests that choosing a vehicle model or trim should not be based solely on the presence of HDA2 over HDA, as their practical performance is quite similar.

He also notes a difference in braking smoothness between the two cars, with the Ioniq 5 (HDA2) offering smoother braking. However, he attributes this possibly to vehicle tuning rather than a difference between HDA and HDA2.

In summary, Victor's assessment is that HDA2 offers some additional features over HDA, but these don't significantly impact the overall driving experience or safety, making both systems essentially comparable in real-world use.


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