On select Genesis technology packages, Hyundai offers an optional 8-inch Driver Information System that allows access to navigation and multimedia options. This intuitive user interface can be operated by way of a rotating dial with joystick-like functionality or via voice-recognition technology. The voice-recognition system goes so far as to recognize full sentences given by the driver, allowing users to ask for directions to a specific location. Long gone are the days of fumbling with maps, or even fumbling with smartphones, allowing drivers to keep their focus on the road. Directions display with more clarity than ever before, showing speed limits, highway signs, and coming equipped with lane guidance technology, among other things.
The Blue Link system serves as the hub for the multimedia functions of the 2013 Hyundai Genesis, allowing drivers to connect their phones wirelessly to access to voice text messaging, remote smartphone features, web search, and music streaming, among other things. Communication works both ways, though, allowing drivers to stay connected to their Genesis. Drivers can access their vehicles remotely from their phones, with the ability to unlock doors, set off a panic alarm, remotely start the engine, get vehicle diagnostic information, and even enable a stolen vehicle recovery feature. The multimedia system also includes a 64 GB of solid-state memory, allowing the driver to store their favorite music, images, and videos.
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