2015 Hyundai Genesis Explores Wearable Technology

By Matthew Askari | January 06, 2014
Hyundai is one of the few automakers that always seems to be on the cutting edge as far as media, technology, and features, especially for its class. Now, Hyundai says the 2015 Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan will allow owners to use wearable technologies such as Google Glass to interact with their car.
Using Hyundai's BlueLink infotainment system, owners can use remote start and other functions remotely using Google Glass. Cars like the 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid already allowed owners to use remote start, which would not only turn the car on but allow the heated seat function to begin warming the seats if the switch wasn't turned off previously. Now, drivers will be able to skip the smartphone altogether, saving time and adding a new (perhaps unnecessary) level of convenience.
"We see wearables as a technology trend, expanding from fitness and health monitoring to broader applications," said Barry Ratzlaff, executive director, Customer Connect and Service Business Department, Hyundai Motor America. "As a leader in connected car technology, we're always exploring new ways to use technology to enhance the ownership experience for our customers." Hyundai previewed its new version of Blue Link at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show last year.
Wearable device apps will join Hyundai's existing mobile offerings to provide owners with access to Blue Link features and Car Care services. We haven't driven the 2015 Hyundai Genesis yet, but we were impressed by the value proposition the current-gen Genesis offered. We expect to learn more from Hyundai at next week's CES trade show in Las Vegas. Source: Hyundai