After revealing two teaser videos of their upcoming SUV, Hyundai India revealed 10 interesting features which will be on offer with Venue. Yes, the new Hyundai SUV is called Venue.
Hyundai Venue is being launched in the highly competitive sub 4 meter SUV segment. This segment already has Maruti Brezza, Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV300 as prominent players. Together, this segment registers monthly sales of about 30k units – which means out every 8 cars sold in India, 1 is a sub 4 meter compact SUV.
And the demand is growing at an exponential rate, which is why new cars are being planned for launch by many players in this segment. The next car which we will see to enter this segment, is Hyundai Venue.
So how does a new entrant aim to impress, when there are already some impressive cars on offer in the segment? Well, Hyundai is going to offer Connected Car technology with the Venue. Hyundai claims that theirs will be the first connected car of India. Other brand which is fighting for the ‘India’s first connected car’ title, is MG Motor India. Their Hector SUV will also come with connected car features.
So what are these features which make a car – a truly connected car? Well, Hyundai has now officially revealed the exact list of features which will be on offer with Venue. These features will be working, because the car will always be connected to internet, and your smartphone via the Hyundai app. The car will come with an embedded eSIM tech called Hyundai BlueLink, which will allow it to offer the owners 33 features. In India, it will offer 10 features, which are listed below;
1 – Geo Fence – As the name suggests, this feature will enable a virtual border, which when crossed, the owner will be notified. For example, if you set the geo fence range to 5 kms, and if your car goes out of that range, the app will notify you.
2 – Vehicle Tracking in Real Time – Yes, like how you can track your delivery person from any of the food apps, you can now track the location of your car in real time.
3 – Driver Behaviour Information – This will let you know how the car is being driven. How many times brakes were applied, speed, distance covered, where the car stopped and for hoe much time, sharp turns, high speed driving, etc.
4 – Share location with friends and family – You will be able to share the car’s location with friends and family.
5 – Share destination – You will be able to share the car’s destination with anyone you want. This will keep your loved ones know where you are heading, and by what time you will reach.
6 – Speed alert – You can set a speed limit in your car, and every time it crosses that limit, owner of the car will be notified.
7 – Idle alert – There are cases when owners forget to switch off their car after they have parked it. This feature will notify owners that their car is on for a long time, without any activity.
8 – Valet Alert – When you drop your car off with the valet, this feature will automatically set a geo fence and will notify the owner if the car travels out of the virtual border set.
9 – Server Voice Recognition – In most cases, the voice recognition software is not set for Indian accent. Hyundai claims that, for Venue, they have created a new software, which is perfectly capable with all Indian accents.
10 – Time Fence – Owner car set a time, for which the car can be mobile. If the car moves beyond that time, the owner will be notified.
Commenting on the introduction of Global Connected Technology Mr. Seon Seob Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India said, “We are delighted to share that Hyundai VENUE, our upcoming SUV will come equipped with the Hyundai Global BlueLink Connectivity solution for our customers in India making it the Most Smart Connected SUV in the Market. The Connected car technology is becoming more interactive and intuitive connecting people to their families, work, and society with unlimited possibilities. Hyundai VENUE with BlueLink will create quality time and ease of life in 3rd space of customers by always being connected while they are on the go. The Hyundai BlueLink will revolutionize the future of Indian Connected Cars and we are very happy to be leading at the technology front.”
“With 10 India specific features, I am confident that Hyundai BlueLink will be the most Practical, Concrete and Convenient Connected car technology for the Indian market. The BlueLink technology will be available in future Hyundai Products starting from Hyundai VENUE, thus democratizing the technology and making it accessible for everybody”, he added.
– Inbuilt eSim with Vodafone Idea Network for seamless connectivity- Anytime, Anywhere
– 10 India specific features demonstrates strong understanding and commitment to Indian Market
– SOS, RSA & BlueLink button inbuilt in Room Mirror for easy access
– Key Focus on Safety, Security, Remote Access, Vehicle Relationship Management, Location Based Services and Alert Services
– First in India Panic Button included in the Key Module for greater safety in case of distress
– The Future of Connected Car Technology committed to Happy Life of the Customers
Hyundai BlueLink has an in-built and tamper-proof device powered by Vodafone eSIM and a Cloud-based Voice Recognition platform from Global AI (Artificial Intelligence) Company. The device will project Real Time Traffic navigation and Live Local Search in collaboration with a global Map company. Another interesting aspect about the device is the Interactive Voice Recognition and the ability to catch any local English accent which has been developed specifically for customers from different regions in India.
Hyundai BlueLink safety features include applications such as Automatic Crash Notification (ACN) and Assistance, SOS Emergency Assistance, and Roadside Assistance. Also included are Emergency Alerts, Medical and Panic Assistance, Geo-fence which will send a text alert if the driver has ventured outside prescribed geographical location or time; and Stolen Vehicle Notification and Vehicle Immobilization among many other features demonstrating Hyundai’s commitment to safety.
BlueLink also features remote vehicle functions like Remote Engine Start/Stop, Remote Climate Control, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Remote Horn Honk & Light and Remote Vehicle Status. The Primary owner of the car can connect many other family members or friends so that they will receive emergency notifications in case of any distress thereby providing peace of mind.