Hyundai’s second era Blue Hyperlink tech runs customized Android, retains you related with Verizon
When Hyundai’s newest Genesis sedan launches later this Spring, it’s going to have the newest model of Hyundai’s Blue Hyperlink tech: voice navigation, media administration and distant tech. Meaning unlocking your automotive remotely, navigating to each particular places and common search phrases (assume: flowers, sushi, and so forth.), and an entire mess of different “sensible” performance. In contrast to the primary-gen Blue Hyperlink at present out there, all of that performance is being delivered to your new Genesis with a cell sign offered by Verizon.
Hyundai was a part of the huge Google information earlier in the present day, and Blue Hyperlink’s second-gen is one other piece in that puzzle. Contemplate it the newest in a collection of cross-firm explorations into how greatest to implement Android in automobiles — a Hyundai rep advised us it is also exploring iOS for automobiles, however will not have extra to share till some level “later this yr.”
Within the temporary time we spent with Blue Hyperlink 2, we have been impressed! It picked up on voice instructions with no hitch, and was capable of wirelessly hook up with Google Locations from inside the confines of a Las Vegas lodge convention room. Sadly, navigation prices $one hundred yearly, and it is one other $one hundred yearly for distant providers. Head previous the break for a take a look at Blue Hyperlink 2 in motion, and discover out if it is the Android you are in search of.
Richard Lai contributed to this report.
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