Hyundai expands free rollout of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in US
Hyundai is expanding the use of smartphone integrations across the 2017 model year range in the US, with the software update compatible with CarPlay and Android Auto now available for free through MyHyundai.com.
The 2017 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport are now being built with both CarPlay and Android Auto support and will arrive at dealerships soon. All other 2017 model Hyundai vehicles with eligible Display Audio or Navigation systems include both smartphone integration solutions from launch.
Barry Ratzlaff, executive director, digital business planning and connected operations at Hyundai Motor America, said: “We are very pleased to be able to expand the availability of multimedia system updates to the owners of these additional vehicles. Delivering the update through the MyHyundai.com owner website has proven to be an effective way to support Hyundai owners.”
Additionally, Hyundai announced its eight-inch navigation system offers an improved display and home screen that reveals map and music information, from any source. Meanwhile, Blue Link ensures connectivity directly into the car with technology like Remote Start with Climate Control, a Monthly Vehicle Health Report, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Car Finder and Stolen Vehicle Recovery.
Remote features can be accessed via Hyundai's smartphone app or Web portal. Blue Link also features maintenance alerts and safety features, such as Automatic Collision Notification and SOS. The Blue Link system uses a 4G connection. The Blue Link Connected Care package includes safety and diagnostic features and is standard for one year on equipped models.
While the service is free on MyHyundai.com, dealers across the US, however will charge an installation fee.