Hyundai Smartwatch App Includes Voice Commands

Hyundai Smartwatch App Includes Voice Commands

Hyundai is set to debut a new smartwatch app at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

“This new app expands Hyundai’s exploration into how wearable technology and Blue Link fit into a customer’s lifestyle,” said Barry Ratzlaff, executive director, customer connect and service business development, Hyundai Motor America. “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.”

In announcing its next-generation Blue Link system, which will launch on the 2016 Elantra GT and Veloster models, the Korean automaker also revealed a new smartwatch app that will allow features such as remote start and service information to be quickly accessed from a wearable device as well as a smartphone. Hyundai owners can act like James Bond, speaking into their watch and saying commands such as “start my car,” “lock my car” or “find my car.”

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All the features of the smartwatch app are voice activated and in addition to remote engine start and stop, users will also be able to remotely lock and unlock their vehicles, flash the lights or honk the horn, locate their vehicle, call Roadside and Blue Link. Check back with AutoGuide.com for more details on the smartwatch app as we’ll be reporting live at CES 2015.

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