Hyundai rolls out greater smartphone integrations for existing models in US
Hyundai is rolling out a do it yourself installation towards adding smartphone integrations to many existing models in the US.
Starting in June, customers can get the software at Hyundai dealerships nationwide for an installation fee. The software update compatible with CarPlay and Android Auto is now available at no cost through MyHyundai.com.
In order to make the upgrade functional, owners need their VIN number and a USB memory stick or the SD card from their Navigation system. MyHyundai.com has installation guides and customers will have access to do-it-yourself installation videos in the near future. The videos will be found on MyHyundai.com and the Hyundai USA YouTube channel and will include detailed download and installation instructions on the software. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto videos also are available on MyHyundai.com and the Hyundai USA YouTube channel.
Barry Ratzlaff, executive director, digital business planning and connected operations at Hyundai Motor America, said: “Launching smartphone integrations on these existing models through MyHyundai will enhance the overall ownership experience. Existing owners can now get the most out of their smartphones, by simply loading new software into their cars’ infotainment systems.
“Just a few years ago, they would have had to buy a new car to get such a powerful upgrade,” Ratzlaff added.