Rhys Millen Puts Hyundai’s Rear Cross-traffic Alert System to the Ultimate Test

If you want to level the playing field between race car drivers and the rest of us you black out the windows of the car. That’s what Hyundai did in a heart-stopping video designed to highlight the Rear Cross-traffic Alert System in the 2015 Hyundai Genesis. With drift racer Rhys Millen in the driver’s seat and all the windows covered Hyundai sent a new Genesis through “The Gauntlet”, an ever so short but dangerous obstacle course. Driving backwards and using only the alert system as a guide Millen had to navigate between two gigantic pendulums without getting crushed. The alert system warns drivers of cross traffic behind them by flashing a visual warning and sounding an audible alarm. Check out the video to see how it works. To reiterate Hyundai’s warning, DO NOT try this at home.

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