Back in January, Hyundai showcased the 2015 Hyundai Genesis at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), along with the new technological features that will come with it. The all-new luxury sedan more than made its mark at the CES, winning the Best Car Tech award, which is given out by the editors of PCWorld and TechHive.
Among many of the Genesis’ innovations was its refined telematics system, which was designed to function similarly to people’s smartphones. Melissa Riofrio, senior editor at PCWorld, said the second-generation Hyundai Blue Link telematics system stood out because it is accessible through a number of platforms and because it “can dig into local sources like your phone and calendar, and external sources like traffic reports, to recommend the best departure time for your next errand.”
But the 2015 Genesis has a number of other innovative features, such as an Aha Radio app and wearable devices that offer access to your car remotely. Let’s take an in-depth look into the incredible new technology that will be found inside the new Hyundai Genesis:
– Second-Generation Blue Link: The next generation of Hyundai’s telematics system is designed to behave more like your smartphone, with features like the Google-powered, voice-activated Destination Search. It also has several remote-activated functionalities, including remote start and stop, remote climate control and a remote defroster. In addition, the next-generation Blue Link system consists of a number of security and safety features and the Genesis Intelligent Assistant app.
– Aha Radio: This app will help keep you entertained and informed by providing access to more than 100,000 music, news and entertainment stations through the 2015 Genesis’ infotainment system. The Aha Radio app will also provide important location-based information – the local weather, for instance – and makes it easy for iPhone owners to search for nearby services like restaurants, gas stations and hotels.
– Genesis Intelligent Assistant: This app will leverage commuting information and info from the driver’s smartphone calendar to send helpful alerts and recommendations. For example, it will send out a reminder about an appointment in advance, along with a recommended departure time based on real-time traffic reports.
If the temperature is really hot or really cold, the Genesis Intelligent Assistant app will ask drivers whether they want to start their car remotely before they leave so that it can set the cabin to the optimal temperature beforehand.
– Assurance Connected Care: This safety and security suite includes a wide range of proactive services, including:
- Automatic Collision Notification
- Monthly maintenance alerts and diagnostic reports
- SOS emergency assistance and roadside assistance, which gets in touch with emergency contacts via SMS and email
– Blue Link Glassware app: This will make it easier to access Blue Link or Car Care through wearable devices like Google Glass. While this app won’t offer full access to these systems, it will provide drivers with relevant information and have remote start, remote lock/unlock and vehicle finder capabilities. It will also send push notifications when the time comes for maintenance work and makes it as easy as possible to schedule Hyundai service.