Hyundai to unveil all-new Android Auto and Apple CarPlay powered system for 2016 models at CES
Hyundai takes in-car infotainment a step further by announcing a new Display and Audio Infotainment System that eliminates the traditional CD player and embedded navigation system, thus enhancing link between car and Smartphone.
This new infotainment system will feature a high resolution 7” color touch screen display. iPhone users will be able to use Apple CarPlay so as to link features from smartphones directly to the touchscreen display. The same system will also be able to connect seamlessly with android smartphones as it is also compatible with Android Auto. To be seen on select 2016 models, the new Display Audio system allows drivers to connect smartphone to infotainment system through a USB port, allowing them direct access to contacts, music, navigation, messaging and apps.
Designed to make driving safer and offer better conveniences to driver, the new Display Audio system allows users to text messages through voice commands, stream favorite music apps and make calls while also navigate using phone based, off board navigation via the car’s screen and controls. The new system will also offer Siri Eyes Free support allowing drivers to use voice command button situated on the steering wheel to ask Siri questions while keeping eyes on the road.
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The system also reads text messages, uses maps and gets directions, reads notifications and offers reminders besides other functions of 24×7 traffic incidents, alerts, sports scores, stock ticker, fuel prices and weather updates.
HYUNDAI TO DEBUT DISPLAY AUDIO SYSTEM AT 2015 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
All-New Infotainment Unit to Be Offered in Select 2016 Models
Brings Android Auto™, which extends the Android™ platform in a way that is purpose built for driving
Brings Apple CarPlay™, the smarter, safer and best iPhone experience, on four wheels
Features the next generation Blue Link system with Connected Care, a suite of safety and car care features and remote engine start with climate control
Incorporates the latest smartphone-enabled technologies and the next generation Blue Link® system into more lower price Hyundai models without embedded navigation systems
The Display Audio system includes a large color touch-screen display that has been optimized for smartphone integration
Fountain valley, Calif., Dec. 17, 2014 – Hyundai is doing the unthinkable at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) by showing a new Display Audio system with no CD player or embedded navigation system. Display Audio is a high resolution seven-inch color touch-screen display that has been optimized specifically for enhanced smartphone integrations and the latest generation Blue Link system. iPhone owners can use Apple CarPlay to take the familiar features from their iPhones and put them right on the touch-screen display while driving. Android Auto brings the Android experience into the car by ‘projecting’ apps and services into the Display Audio system. Android Auto is designed to make driving safer and easier by providing the information drivers need when they’re on the road.
Display Audio launches on select 2016 Hyundai models and will quickly become Hyundai’s volume head unit. Hyundai will eventually bring the new infotainment system to all of its entry-level models in order to provide the best streaming multimedia and ownership experience possible. Display Audio combines the best of phone-based connectivity technologies with Blue Link, which provides features that are that are only possible with an embedded telematics system such as remote engine start and automatic collision notification. Hyundai’s exhibit (North Hall, booth #2818) at CES will be open Jan. 6-9, 2015.
“Hyundai will offer more technology than ever before inside affordable Hyundai models, allowing owners not only to text message through voice commands and stream their favorite music apps, but also to make calls in a safer way, and navigate using phone-based, off-board navigation through the car’s screen and controls,” said Cason Grover, senior group manager, cross-carline planning, Hyundai Motor America. “As affordable car buyers are often younger, Hyundai aims to provide what they want most in their car – all the latest smartphone-enabled technologies at a lower price.”
Android Auto integration on Hyundai’s new Display Audio system
Apple CarPlay integration on Hyundai’s new Display Audio system
Hyundai’s new Display Audio system
The Display Audio system brings the newest smartphone integrations into Hyundai vehicles using an easy-to-access USB port. Once the connection is made, users can access their smartphone for phone calls and contacts, music, navigation, messaging, and optimized third-party apps. Display Audio will have navigation capability through smartphone integrations and will also offer entertainment apps for music, news, sports, and Podcasts. Apple CarPlay offers third-party audio app support, such as Beats Music, iHeart Radio, MLB At Bat, Spotify, Stitcher, CBS Radio News and Podcasts, among others. Android Auto’s initial app roster includes iHeart Radio, MLB At Bat, Spotify, SoundCloud, Pandora, TextMe and WhatsApp. Each partner plans to add additional third-party apps in the future and these will not require any vehicle software updates.
The Display Audio system will also incorporate Hyundai’s latest and most innovative in-vehicle technology by offering a simple, multi-use home screen, HD Radio® capability and mixed AM, FM and SiriusXM presets.
Additional Display Audio infotainment system features:
Integration with Apple’s Siri-powered “Eyes Free” mode
Functionality allows owners of compatible vehicles to use the voice command button on the steering wheel to ask Siri questions without taking their eyes off the road
Siri Eyes Free supports making calls, selecting and playing music, composing and reading back test messages, using Maps and getting directions, reading notifications, finding calendar information, adding reminders, among other functions
Integration with Google’s voice actions and predictive Google Now functionality
Pandora integration with smartphone
SiriusXM Satellite Radio with enhanced features
SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link
Traffic flow data in major markets, 24/7 traffic incidents and alerts
Sports scores and schedules, stock ticker, movie times, fuel prices and weather/alerts
Advanced voice recognition
Music, video and picture storage
New home screen with multiple functions
Functionality brings drivers relevant information like local weather, upcoming appointments and current traffic conditions
Pause, back and play for current station
Automatic recording of top six presets
NEXT GENERATION BLUE LINK
Blue Link brings seamless connectivity directly into the car with technology like Remote Start with Climate Control, a Monthly Vehicle Health Report, Remote Door Lock/Unlock and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. Remote features can be accessed via a smartphone app and Internet. Blue Link also features maintenance alerts and the new Hyundai Assurance Car Care in-vehicle app. The next generation Blue Link system is uses a 4G connection.