New Hyundai Blue Link Features Google Destination Search
Hyundai launched its next-generation Blue Link technology right before the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. The new system, now powered by Google, will debut in the 2015 Genesis luxury sedan. The second-gen Blue Link system now allows drivers to use Google's destination search feature through the car's voice recognition button and navigation screen. Drivers can also go to myhyundai.com and use the Blue Link mobile app to send a destination to their car. Other new features include remote start with engine timer, automatic crash notification and emergency assistance, and the Genesis Intelligence Assistant that sends reminders to a driver's smartphone. Another interesting feature of the new Blue Link is its integration with Google Glass, a headset that projects text and images on an optical display in a computerized format. Hyundai vehicle owners with these odd devices can now use them to access Blue Link features. Drivers can use Google Glass to remotely start or lock their cars, send a navigation command to their vehicles, locate nearby dealers, or call for roadside assistance. Finally, Hyundai's all-new infotainment system will feature Siri "Eyes Free" mode that allows drivers to complete tasks in the car without looking at a smartphone. The new system also comes with swipe technology, Pandora integration, and SiriusXM Travel Link and Traffic. All of these features will be available first on the new Genesis, which launches in the spring. Source: Hyundai
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