Hyundai has announced the 2015 Sonata will become the first production model available with Android Auto.
Currently available as a free update to 2015 Sonatas with Navigation, the Android Auto system provides a Google Now card-based experience in the car. It also provides users with personal reminders, suggested destinations, calendar appointments, weather information and music - among other things.
In order to use Android Auto, owners have to have a compatible phone with the Android Auto app and Android 5.0 “Lollipop” or later. They also have to connect their phone to the car's USB port via a micro USB cable.
While early adopters will have to go to the dealership to get the update installed, Hyundai says owners will eventually be able to download the update onto a USB stick by visiting the www.hyundaiusa.com/myhyundai website. Once the update is downloaded, owners simply plug-in the USB stick into the car's USB port and the update will automatically be installed.