Hyundai reveals higher levels of smartphone-car connectivity
Offenbach, 10 January 2013
- Full connectivity concept set to be revealed at 2013 Geneva Motor Show
- Greater smartphone connectivity set to enhance Hyundai vehicle ownership
- Project uses New Generation i30 to demonstrate range of benefits
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 and 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.”
About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group, with more than two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Hyundai Motor - which has seven manufacturing bases outside of South Korea including Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, India, Russia, Turkey and the U.S. - sold 4,06 million vehicles globally in 2011. Hyundai Motor, which employs over 80.000 worldwide, offers a full line-up of products including small to large passenger vehicles, SUVs and commercial vehicles.
Further information about Hyundai Motor and its products is available at www.hyundai.com
About Hyundai Motor Europe
In 2011, Hyundai achieved record sales in Europe of 398.129 units, taking a best-ever 2,9% market share. In May 2011, Hyundai achieved a landmark, passing 5.000.000 sales in Europe since imports began in 1977. The company designs, engineers and manufactures cars in Europe, specifically for European customers. This includes the i30, which performed as Hyundai’s top-selling model in 2011, with 96.000 units sold. Hyundai sells cars in 28 European countries across 2.500 outlets.
More information about Hyundai Motor Europe and its products is available at www.hyundai.com/eu
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