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Hyundai, Google team up to advance smart home-car integration

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Nica Onate / Hyundai | January 04, 2017 11:03

Hyundai integrats Blue Link Agent with Google Home

Hyundai recently announced that it has integrated the brand's Blue Link Agent with Google Assistant.

Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant, which provides real-time answers, activate streaming music services, smart home devices, and now, cars.

Blue Link, on the other hand, brings seamless connectivity directly into Hyundai cars using buttons on the rearview mirror and center stack, Web, App, or even through the latest Android Wear and Apple Watch.

With this collaboration, the automaker claims that a Hyundai vehicle can now function via simple voice commands such as “Ok Google, Tell Blue Link to start my Santa Fe, “Ok Google, Tell Blue Link to send the address of the Mandarin Oriental, in Las Vegas to my Sonata”, and “Ok Google, ask Blue Link to lock my car”.

Hyundai, Google team up to advance smart home-car integration

“Our customers are finding smart home integrations like the one we are showcasing with Google Home to be very useful and convenient,” said Manish Mehrotra, director, digital business planning and connected operations, Hyundai Motor America.

Blue Link Action on Google Home demonstration features include sending a destination to the car’s navigation system, remote horn or lights, start and stop charging of Hyundai plug-in vehicles as well as a remote start with climate control.

The manufacturer also said that more features will be added before its launch in the market.