Google Glass Will Integrate With the 2015 Hyundai Genesis

By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2014-01-05 Print this article Print
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Hyundai has also launched Blue Link apps for iOS and Android platforms for vehicle owners, according to the company.

"In 2013, we saw millions of commands sent to Hyundai vehicles from our Blue Link mobile application," said Ratzlaff. "As new screens emerge, we see a real opportunity to expand our app strategy to provide added convenience for our owners."

Other vehicle makers will certainly be unveiling their own innovations at CES when it opens Jan. 7.

One such deal is that Google and Audi are expected to announce the joint development of new Android in-car systems at the January Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Apple is also working on similar collaborative efforts using its own iOS technologies with other automakers.

Google has certainly been working with automakers in the past on such projects.

In January 2013, Google announced deals for connected-car technologies with Hyundai and Kia Motors America to bring new mobile capabilities to drivers and vehicles. The Google deals included bringing Google Maps application programming interfaces (APIs) to Hyundai's Blue Link telematics platform and Google content and search-based APIs to the second version of Kia's UVO eServices telematics system. Hyundai Blue Link offers applications and mobile features to drivers. New features included a Send to Car feature for smartphones, Point of Interest (POI) Search and Local Search by Voice.

Google has previously teamed up with Audi for voice-controlled local search information and satellite and Street View imagery, according to a previous eWEEK report. Google has also previously partnered with Daimler, which offers Mercedes-Benz A-Class drivers a Digital DriveStyle App providing Google local search, as well as Zagat ratings; and Tesla Motor Co., which offers Google Maps to drivers of its Tesla Model S.  In the latter, Google Earth and Street View images are, one imagines, particularly easy to view, as the car features an in-dash 17-inch display.


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