Motor Biscuit website reports from Edmunds, “Genesis will be installing older active safety technology to ensure it can keep up with customer demand.” “Now, new G80 sedans and GV80 SUVs will have fewer active safety features, as waiting for micro-chips could delay deliveries.”

“In 2021, when Genesis launched the GV80 SUV and G80 sedan, the vehicles were equipped with Highway Driving Assist II (HDAII) as standard. The shortage of micro-chips means that both models will now feature the lower-level, first-generation HDA.”

“In essence, the loss of the HDAII system means that Genesis’ cars will use a previous, less refined, and responsive system. This won’t affect the overall safety of the vehicles, as the original HDA system is excellent. Still, it does mean losing the latest and greatest features, technology, and updates. Think of it like this; it would be the equivalent of using a computer that hasn’t received an update in over a year. It will still function, but not at the same high level as an updated computer.”

“Genesis’ corporate siblings, Hyundai and Kia, also use the HDAII system on the”ir cars, specifically the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6. As of now, there is no word if Hyundai or Kia will have the same chip shortage problem.”

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