Much in the way that leather upholstery and wood trim came to define class in older automobiles, technology options are showing up in high end vehicle trims more and more these days, and Hyundai is continually innovating to stay ahead of the curve.
The automaker debuted four technology options at CES:
• Dragon Drive- Nuance, pioneers in automotive technology, are working with Hyundai to improve voice controlled systems with the goal of allowing drivers to speak conversationally with their vehicle and have it respond appropriately. Ideally, drivers will be able to search for music, dictate text messages, ask for directions, and more as if they were talking to a person.
• Eyes Free mode- Apple's Siri will soon be integrated into a Hyundai vehicle's infotainment system which will allow drivers to interact with their iPhone using nothing but their voice.
• Mobile high-definition link- Occupants will be able to enjoy 1080p uncompressed video from their mobile device, displayed directly onto the vehicle's dashboard. The currently designed system can accommodate over 200 million products, ensuring that the vast majority of smartphones and other accessories will be supported.
• Next-generation hardware- The latest advancements in multi-touch, high-res displays, WiFi/3G connectivity, and Bluetooth 3.0 will soon all be incorporated into Hyundai vehicles.
Hyundai featured not only these concepts but also live demonstrations of these new technologies at CES in its HND-6 concept car.
The integration of Google Maps, featuring the option to send directions directly to the vehicle, was also recently announced by Hyundai.
Curious drivers seeking more information about the new technological advancements being made by Hyundai have been encouraged to contact Family Hyundai (http://www.familyhyundai.com/