Hyundai app allows cars to be started remotely
The South Korean car manufacturer will launch its new Blue Link app at the US Consumer Electronics Show that begins January 6 in Las Vegas.
The app allows Hyundai owners to remote start, lock and unlock doors as well as find their car in a crowded parking lot, the car maker said in a statement.
The app will allow Hyundai owners remotely start, lock and unlock doors as well as find their cars in a crowded parking lot.
“This new app expands Hyundai’s exploration into how wearable technology and Blue Link fit into a customer’s lifestyle,” Barry Ratzlaff from Hyundai Motor America said.
The users will also be able to remote flash the lights, honk the horn, call for roadside assistance or call the Blue Link service.
Pushing the microphone icon on the watch activates the voice function, where the driver can execute commands such as “start my car”, “lock my car”, or “find my car”, the statement added.
The app must be linked to an Android phone via Bluetooth in order to work. The Blue Link app will be a free download from the Google Play store sometime during the first quarter of 2015.
BMW is also poised to show off its smartwatch technology allowing a car to self park at CES.