Hyundai hydrogen car to do cabbies' test The Knowledge photographing streets of London
Knowledge is the he famously demanding 2,000-mile training course that
London black cab operators have to pass in order to qualify for their
Hackney Carriage license.
The photos and videoimages
recorded by the car will go towards creating a mosaic of 650,000 street
pictures and a 200.5-second time-lapse video of the journey.
Hyundai will record the drive using new softwarethat
will control the camera shutter, based on the car's speed, distance
traveled and angle of travel to capture the entire journey
camera will take a pictures every 6-7 metres, which will mean recording
8,000,000MB of data. A bespoke software engine will then sequence,
align and blend the images in real timeto create a continuous image that can be seen online at the end of the challenge.
The project, called A Streetcar Named Hyundai and mapped out by the Ordnance Surveyteam
who delivered the Olympic torch route, will take a total of 50 days,
from 29 September to 19 November, the car being driven by celebrities
and employees of Hyundai UK.
Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams, a Hyundai ambassador, will launch
the journey and will drive the first leg with Hyundai UK's president
and CEO,Tony Whitehorn. Whitehorn said: "We're incredibly proud of how
far Hyundai has come in
the UK in the short space of ten years. During this time our product
range has been completely transformed through innovation, design and
technology -all of which are encapsulated in the ix35 Fuel Cell. This
vehicle is currently the only fuel cell car on sale in the UK and has
been tested on the streets of London since 2013."