Offenbach, 10 January 2013
At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Hyundai will reveal its vision of a more connected future by demonstrating how the heightened integration of smartphones and Hyundai vehicles can benefit owners and drivers.
For this innovative connectivity concept, run in partnership with LG, Hyundai is using a New Generation i30 three-door model to show how its vehicles will use smartphones as an integral component, delivering a more practical, personalised and enjoyable motoring experience.
The Hyundai app allows owners to remotely connect with their vehicles, checking if the windows and sunroof are open or closed, and prepare for the next journey by checking the car’s fuel level and driving range. Using details of the car’s location, they can also plan for the next journey– or receive a useful reminder of where they parked the car.
The smartphone used in Hyundai’s connectivity project can unlock the doors and automatically personalise the vehicle’s settings, including adjusting electric seat and mirror positions, and altering radio station presets, navigation settings, menu appearance and other preferences.
When placed in a specific area of the centre console, the smartphone is charged wirelessly, removing the need for any unsightly cables in the cabin.
The system exclusively, and for the first time in the world, features wireless MirrorLink, which allows the driver to access and use the smartphone’s content using the i30’s 7-inch touch screen. The driver or passenger can access the mobile device’s navigation functions, internet-based apps such as email, contacts and phone call lists, and multimedia content such as videos.
Seungwook Yang, President of Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre, commented, “At Hyundai we’re making personal mobility even more convenient, connected and individualised. This project shows that the integration of smartphones into Hyundai vehicles will provide intuitive, versatile and easy-to-use benefits –perfect for Hyundai drivers on the move.”
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group, which has ranked as the world’s fifth-largest automaker since 2007 and includes over two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Employing over 75,000 people worldwide, Hyundai Motor sold approximately 4.1 million vehicles globally in 2011. Hyundai vehicles are sold in 186 countries through some 5,300 dealerships and showrooms. Hyundai Motor UK Ltd has been named Best Car Manufacturer 2011 by Which? magazine and Car Franchise of the Year by Motor Trader in 2010 and 2011. All passenger cars now come with Hyundai’s industry-leading 5 year Triple Care package. Further information about Hyundai and its products is available at http://www.hyundai.co.uk
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