Hyundai Display Audio System Features Revealed Before 2015 CES
Imagine an infotainment system without some of the usual functions like navigation or a CD player. Hyundai will introduce exactly that kind of system, called Display Audio, at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The secret is that the new infotainment system will use a smartphone for some of its functions. Since modern-day drivers rely on connectivity and versatility of their smartphones, Hyundai decided to build an infotainment system which will bring the symbiosis between a smartphone and a car to another level.
How Smartphones Connect to Display Audio?
Of course, the Display Audio system must have superb connectivity. The automaker said that the seven-inch touchscreen display, located at the dashboard, has been adjusted for smartphone integration and the next-gen Blue Link system. Coming with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the Display Audio system will integrate every Apple or Android device and emanate smartphone experience on the display. When the user plugs in the smartphone, Display Audio will automatically recognize the device’s operating system.
Display Audio Features and Apps
Once a smartphone is connected, some of the basic features will be on the display, but thanks to the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the system can use a lot smartphone’s potential. The driver can use Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Beats Music, TextMe, WhatsApp and other similar apps. Of course, the system will use smartphone’s navigation system. Needless to say, users can use some more common features such as phone calls and messaging. Once the smartphone is connected, a lot of the functions can be called from the commands mounted on the steering-wheel.
“Hyundai will offer more technology than ever before inside affordable Hyundai models, allowing owners not only to text message through voice commands and stream their favorite music apps, but also to make calls in a safer way, and navigate using phone-based, off-board navigation through the car’s screen and controls,” said Cason Grover, senior group manager, cross-carline planning, Hyundai Motor America.
The Display Audio system can be integrated with the Siri Eyes Free feature. SiriusXM Satellite Radio and SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link are also at the list of options, as well as Google’s voice actions integration and Google Now.
Latest Blue Link System
The next-gen Blue Link uses 4G connection and comes with some extremely useful features – Remote Start and Climate Control, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. Remote features can be used from a smartphone or Internet.