Telematics system includes functions such as voice-activated web browsing, texting and e-mail, navigation and a restaurant finder.
Hyundai has introduced its Blue Link telematics technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The new telematics system offers in-vehicle electronic functions such as voice-activated web browsing, texting and e-mail, an Eco-Coach system that helps the driver drive green and roadside assistance functions.
The complete system also features voice-guided navigation, a restaurant finder, a remote ignition function, the ability to share vehicle location on a social-network site and a monitor that lets parents see how far and how fast the car is going when lending it to their kids.
Blue Link will first be made available in the U.S. beginning with the Sonata and Veloster coupe models this year. Hyundai will roll out the technology to other models and to global markets soon afterward.