Hyundai previews next gen smartphone connectivity

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Text: / Photos: | posted January 11, 2013 02:24

Much more than a handsfree system

Hyundai will be showcasing the capability next generation of smartphone connectivity at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

Using an LG smartphone and the new i30 3-door, Hyundai will demonstrate a new level of vehicle/smartphone integration. The new app will enable owners to remotely connect to their vehicles and check if the doors were locked, if the sunroof or windows are closed, or even check fuel level or current driving range in preparation for a trip. Owners can even be reminded where they parked their car.

The phone used in the project can enable owners to unlock doors, adjust vehicle settings (i.e. seat position in electronically adjusted seats), radio presets, so on and so forth. The new intergation system Hyundai is working on will enable the user to also access and use the phone's content via the 7-inch touchscreen and MirrorLink in the i30, and access navigation on the phone, email, contacts and other things including video.

“At Hyundai we’re making personal mobility even more convenient, connected and individualized,” said Seungwook Yang, President of Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center. “This project shows that the integration of smartphones into Hyundai vehicles will provide intuitive, versatile and easy-to-use benefits –perfect for Hyundai drivers on the move.”