2015 Hyundai Genesis Takes Connectivity to the Next Level


  • Blue Link Glassware Application

    Blue Link Glassware Application

    Hyundai plans to launch a Blue Link Glassware application next year with the 2015 Hyundai Genesis. | January 03, 2014

Just the Facts:
  • Owners of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis will be able to connect with their vehicle using wearable devices such as Google Glass.
  • Hyundai plans to launch a Blue Link Glassware application next year with the 2015 Genesis.
  • Wearable device apps will give owners convenient access to Blue Link features and Car Care services.

COSTA MESA, California — Owners of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis will be able to connect with their vehicle using wearable devices such as Google Glass, as the Korean automaker introduces what may be a game changer in the luxury market.

Hyundai plans to launch a Blue Link Glassware application next year with the 2015 Genesis.

Wearable device apps will give owners convenient access to Blue Link features and Car Care services.

On Google Glass, vehicle information will be presented as cards for the Glass user interface.

"Push notifications will alert the owner when maintenance is due and allow quick service scheduling by enabling the wearer to initiate a call using the device's built-in functionality," Hyundai said in a statement on Thursday.

The application will also allow owners to access Blue Link features like remote start, remote door lock/unlock, vehicle finder and POI send-to-car powered by Google.

"We see wearables as a technology trend," said Barry Ratzlaff, Hyundai Motor America executive director of Customer Connect and Service Business Development. "We're always exploring new ways to use technology to enhance the ownership experience for our customers."

Pricing on the wearable device apps was not announced.

Edmunds says: You'll be able to interact remotely with your 2015 Hyundai Genesis without pulling out your smartphone. A key question is just how quickly Genesis competitors such as the Chrysler 300 and Lincoln MKS will jump on this bandwagon.

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