In their quest to give the new 2015 Genesis something special to make it unique in its class, Hyundai has come up with a new and extremely fancy way of interacting with the vehicle. It utilizes the capabilities of their Blue Link infotainment and the new generation of wearable gadgets like the Google Glass and smart watches.
The system will enable the owners to connect with their vehicle using wearable devices and use features like remote start and service information. Of course, such services are currently available through smartphone apps – and keyfobs, for that matter – but Hyundai wants to eliminate the hassle of going into your pocket and pulling the device out. It’s the perfect solution for lazy people.
The 2015 Hyundai Genesis will come with a Blue Link Glassware application, joining existing mobile app offerings designed to give Hyundai owners convenient access to Blue Link features and Car Care services. Hyundai is counting on advanced connectivity features – many of which are not offered in competing products, according to the Korean car maker – to give the new Genesis an edge over the rivals and establish themselves as tech savvy auto maker. Details about most of these products are available on American Inventor Spot, for the ones looking for them.
It is all very Sci-Fi, how this system works. On Google Glass, vehicle information will be presented as cards optimized for the Glass user interface. The application will also allow owners to access popular Blue Link features like remote start, remote door lock/unlock, vehicle finder, POI send-to-car powered by Google quickly using the device’s compact interface. Of course the downside is that you always have to wear the Google Glass, which makes you look like a colossal dork.
“We see wearables as a technology trend, expanding from fitness and health monitoring to broader applications,” Barry Ratzlaff, executive director, Customer Connect and Service Business Development, Hyundai Motor America. “As a leader in connected car technology, we’re always exploring new ways to use technology to enhance the ownership experience for our customers. Wearables are a great way to extend the experience outside of the vehicle by leveraging these small screens to quickly access remote features and deliver timely vehicle information.”