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