- New Hyundai i40 among first cars in Europe to be fitted with Android Auto
- Wide range of advanced connectivity features on display including: Android Auto; TomTom LIVE services; wearable and gesture controls
- Vision G interior concept gives a glimpse ahead to future cockpits
New Hyundai i40 one of the first cars in Europe to get Android Auto
Android Auto enables users of smartphones with Android technology to connect their devices to the screen of Hyundai’s infotainment unit, to access third party apps focused primarily on music streaming, communication and radio services. Android Auto makes use of smartphone capabilities to give Hyundai drivers new ways to stay connected, while remaining focused on the road.
Hyundai Motor to feature displays of Android Auto, TomTom LIVE services and a connectivity cockpit concept
As well as leading the connectivity charge with Android Auto integrated into the New i40, the ever-popular TomTom LIVE services will continue to feature in Hyundai cars. TomTom LIVE services provide drivers with the most up-to-date traffic information, as well as useful data regarding weather trends and nearby points of interest. Hyundai’s TomTom LIVE offering comes with the longest complimentary subscription in the industry of seven years, representing a significant saving for customers of around €50 per year. Visitors to the Frankfurt Motor Show can experience both technologies at the Hyundai booth in a dedicated demonstration area.
Vision G coupe concept presented with smart control connectivity
The car is equipped with the latest haptic interface technology to provide maximum comfort and enjoyment for drivers. Most notably, the central control panel Remote Wheel utilises touch and gesture interaction to minimise driver distraction, with an ergonomically designed touchpad installed in the console, making interaction as easy as the wave of a hand.
The wide screen display offers further advanced connectivity with simple intuitive control. Contents on the display are freely interchangeable between cluster and centre fascia to clearly implement all of Hyundai Motor’s latest intelligent safety functions, such as the Autonomous Driving System, to maintain driver focus.
Wearable and gesture control concepts to showcase future of connectivity
Hyundai Motor is always exploring ways to improve vehicle ownership for its customers, so its future connectivity vision is key. The connectivity cockpit concept, also on display at Frankfurt Motor Show 2015, demonstrates a collection of new hardware – such as wearable devices, car-generated data, rear-seat child care and 3D gesture controls.
These innovative assets offer an insight to Hyundai’s new ways of thinking to provide customers with value beyond expectations, setting out ways they could control and interact with vehicles in the future. Wearable devices monitoring drivers’ alertness and tablet-based ‘co-pilot/navigator’ features focus on safety, with the latter allowing a passenger to take control of vehicle infotainment and comfort features, while the driver’s eyes remain on the road.