Hyundai ex­plores wear­able tech­nol­ogy

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The way peo­ple in­ter­act with their cars is about to change. No longer is con­trol­ling a ve­hi­cle re­motely through a gad­get re­served for comic books, super hero movies or secret agents.

Hyundai’s next gen­er­a­tion of prod­ucts, start­ing with the 2015 Ge­n­e­sis, will al­low own­ers to con­nect with their ve­hi­cle us­ing wear­able de­vices.

Hyundai’s cloud-based Blue Link plat­form makes fea­tures like re­mote start and ser­vice in­for­ma­tion quickly ac­ces­si­ble through new de­vices like Google Glass.

Wear­able de­vices will help own­ers save time and add a new level of con­ve­nience by al­low­ing re­mote in­ter­ac­tion with the ve­hi­cle with­out the need to pull out their smart­phone.

Hyundai plans to launch a Blue Link Glass­ware ap­pli­ca­tion in the United States with the new 2015 Ge­n­e­sis sedan.

‘‘We see wear­ables as a tech­nol­ogy trend, ex­pand­ing from fit­ness and health mon­i­tor­ing to broader ap­pli­ca­tions,’’ Hyundai Mo­tor Amer­ica Cus­tomer Con­nect and Ser­vice Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Barry Rat­zlaff said.

Wear­able de­vice apps will join Hyundai’s ex­ist­ing mo­bile app of­fer­ings de­signed to give Hyundai own­ers con­ve­nient ac­cess to Blue Link fea­tures and Car Care ser­vices. The new 2015 Ge­n­e­sis will show­case lead­ing-edge mo­bil­ity and con­nec­tiv­ity fea­tures, and Hyundai plans to launch the ve­hi­cle with new in­fo­tain­ment and con­nec­tiv­ity fea­tures powered by Blue Link.

‘‘Ge­n­e­sis is a unique take on lux­ury where the owner ex­pe­ri­ence is en­abled through the in­tel­li­gent ap­pli­ca­tion of tech­nol­ogy, fea­tures and ser­vices that em­power the owner,’’ Hyundai Mo­tor Amer­ica Cor­po­rate Plan­ning and Strat­egy di­rec­tor Mark Dipko said.

‘‘We feel this ve­hi­cle is a great prod­uct to show­case how the lat­est tech­nol­ogy can en­hance the own­er­ship ex­pe­ri­ence and give own­ers more time and con­ve­nience.’’

For a full run­down on Hyundai ve­hi­cles call into Shep­par­ton Hyundai, Be­nalla Rd. Or phone the show­room on 5822 5877.

Hyundai plans to launch a Blue Link Glass­ware ap­pli­ca­tion in the United States with the new 2015 Ge­n­e­sis sedan

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