Hyundai Android Wear App Helps Start Car Automatically

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Starting early in 2015 Hyundai car owners will be able to connect with their cars using smart watches and the Hyundai Blue Link smartwatch app.

Hyundai will debut and demonstrate the Blue Link smartwatch app at Pepcom's Digital Experience and at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Pepcom's Digital Experience takes place before CES on Jan. 5 and Hyundai's exhibit at CES will be open Jan. 6-9, 2015.

Hyundai's cloud-based Blue Link platform allows features like remote start and service information to be quickly accessed through devices like smart watches and smartphones. Hyundai partnered with Station Digital Media to develop the Blue Link smartwatch app.

Barry Ratzlaff, the Executive Director of customer connect and service business development at Hyundai Motor America said, "This new app expands Hyundai's exploration into how wearable technology and Blue Link fit into a customer's lifestyle."

"Connecting to your car through a smartwatch and voice recognition was previously something seen only in science fiction movies. Now, we can provide this capability to owners of Hyundai vehicles equipped with Blue Link."

The app is easy to use. The wearer simply taps an icon or uses voice commands to perform remote functions. The Blue Link smartwatch app allows Hyundai owners to remote start, lock and unlock doors as well as find their car in a crowded parking lot.

Pushing the microphone icon on the watch activates the voice function, where the driver can execute commands such as:

  • Start my car
  • Lock my car
  • Find my car
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Story first published: Monday, January 5, 2015, 14:45 [IST]
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