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Tony O'Kane | Jun, 27 2014 | 8 Comments

The South Korean government, like ours here in Australia, appears infatuated with speed cameras. Fixed cameras are everywhere: not just on South Korea's many highways, but on rural backroads too.

Hyundai's new Genesis sedan, we discovered during our visit to Korea this week, has the perfect antidote - and we might soon see it in Australia.

In Korean models, the Genesis' satellite navigation system offers an audible warning 800 metres before every speed camera in its database, and displays the legal speed in the nav screen.

If that particular stretch is policed by average-speed cameras, the system will also display your car's average over that segment, again ensuring you don't fall foul of the law.

Even more impressive is the high-grade model's active cruise control, which - provided cruise control is active - will automatically slow the car to the legal limit before reaching a fixed speed camera.

Of course, the system can't counter mobile speed cameras and is entirely reliant on the accuracy of the detail in the nav system's mapping data, but it is a potential licence-saver on long highways.

It might also be fitted to Australian-delivered Genesis models sometime after launch, although Hyundai says the level of functionality depends on what the map data provider is able to offer.

What do you say? Does an intelligent anti-camera system go against the road safety message that "speed kills", or is it the perfect antidote for motorists tired of the rigid policing of speed?

Have your say in the comments below.

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