Eyes-on with Hyundai’s in-automotive tech for 2014: CloudCar, MirrorLink and a 9.2-inch show
Many who reside in North America would not put Hyundai on the forefront of in-automotive know-how, however the Korean au hoping to vary that status by 2014 with a extra web- and cellular-savvy platform. We had a chance to peek at a few of these elements on the automaker’s CES sales space. CloudCar calls out for consideration as probably the most distinctive: going past the prevailing BlueLink system, it pairs the automotive’s infotainment unit with a minimum of a Jelly Bean-outfitted Android telephone to place an all the time-on-line interface in entrance of the driving force. The early CloudCar instance runs on a quite simple interface with choices like Google Maps navigation, media playback and Google contacts on the left. It is constructed for multitasking and can maintain instructions going whilst we’re firing up NPR or sharing to Fb (hopefully, whereas stopped). Whereas it isn’t exceptionally deep, it seems suited to the necessity-it-fast nature of actual driving, with shortcuts like instructions to the workplace or a name to a favourite contact.
Different additions aren’t fairly as conspicuous, however might nonetheless be very welcome once we see it in future cabins. Hyundai is among the first automotive builders that we all know of to embrace MirrorLink, echoing no matter’s on a telephone’s show (on this case, Android) by means of MHL; there is a companion Android app with a automotive-sized interface for navigation, palms-free calls and music. Hardware ought to get an improve as nicely by way of a premium system with a 9.2-inch, 720p show. The corporate is not fairly able to slender down which automobiles will see what upgrades, though we’re advised the early technique might cut up CloudCar and MirrorLink between totally different mannequin strains. In case you’re prepared to simply accept that the know-how might change in a yr’s time, you will get a peek on the future within the gallery under.
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