Saturday, January 3, 2015

Hyundai Announces Android Wear App To Control Car Functions

 
Hyundai recently launched Blue Link app which will finally add Android Wear support, allowing Hyundai Car owners to communicate with their cars straight from their wrist on both 1st and 2nd generation Blue Link equipped Hyundai models.
The app will be available within Q1 on Google Play and will work with Samsung, Motorola, Sony, and LG watches that run Android Wear.
Here’s the full list of what you’ll be able to do using an Android Wear powered device:
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Remote Engine Stop (Only available when vehicle is in remote engine start mode)
  • Remote Door Lock / Unlock
  • Remote Flash Lights / Honk Horn
  • Car Finder
  • Call Roadside
  • Call Blue Link

The app is easy to use. The wearer simply taps an icon or uses voice commands to execute remote functions. The Blue Link smartwatch app allows Hyundai owners to remote start, lock and unlock doors as well as find their car in a crowded parking lot. 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 Blue Link app will be on display at a pre-CES event called PepCom, as well as at Hyundai’s booth at CES.
All of the remote capabilities of the Blue Link Android Wear app are available on the smartphone version of the same app, available from the Google Play Store.