The Genesis G80, GV70, and GV80 are temporarily unavailable with the Highway Driving Assist II advanced driver assistance suite due to an ongoing microchip shortage. Instead, this model will get a standard version of the less sophisticated Highway Driving Assist. Buyers of affected vehicles will see a $200 credit on their Monroney model’s price sheet. Edmunds The first to report this problem.
It is currently unclear when Highway Driving Assist II may be available again. “At this time, we cannot confirm the duration of the change. We hope to bring this upgrade back to the Genesis lineup as soon as possible,” said Genesis spokesman Jarred Pellat. Motor1.com.
The machine learning component that differentiates Highway Driving Assist II from the regular version is the part that is temporarily unavailable. The system uses this technology for things like adapting steering feel based on driver behavior and making driver-initiated lane changes.
With this change, the G80, GV70, and GV80 will not be available with:
Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) improvements:
- Junction Junction
- Lane-Change Coming and Side
- Steering Aid Avoid
- Line Change Assistance
Improved Smart Cruise Control (SCC):
- Piece Response
- Machine learning
- Lane Following Assist with Offset Driving
The standard Highway Driving Assist system includes a forward collision avoidance assistance system that can detect vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. It also has lane departure warning, lane guard assistance, lane following assistance, blind spot collision avoidance assistance, safe exit assistance, and smart cruise control.
Highway Driving Assist II is standard equipment on the G80 and GV80. Buyers will have to choose an option package or upgrade to a larger engine to get the technology for the GV70.
Genesis is hardly alone in the auto industry by reacting to chip shortages by temporarily removing features from vehicles. For example, Cadillac removed the Super Cruise from the 2022 Escalade due to a lack of spare parts. The brand has also delayed the availability of advanced driver assistance technology for the 2022 CT4 and CT5 sedans.
In addition, Jeep had to remove the availability of Quadra-Lift air suspension from the Grand Cherokee L. In another example, BMW removed touchscreen functionality from some models and granted a $500 credit to customers.
Forecasts from last year suggest that the chip shortage will improve by the end of 2022 or by 2023. More recent reports suggest that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may exacerbate the situation due to dwindling supplies of neon.