Hyundai previews connectivity concept

Technology 22 Dec 2012
Hyundai previews connectivity concept

Hyundai has previewed the first prototype of its own Connectivity Concept aimed at integrating the use of smartphones in its production models starting from 2015.


From the official Press Release:

Hyundai previews connectivity conceptThe technology, previewed near the manufacturer’s European headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, showcases Hyundai’s expertise in creating clever new technology for its range of cars and expected as soon as 2015.

Shown on Hyundai’s award-winning New Generation i30, the Connectivity Concept allows the user to lock and unlock the car by placing their smartphone over an NFC-tag (Near Field Communication), negating the need for a traditional key fob.

Once inside, the device is placed in the centre console, which then activates the user’s profile by streaming content to the i30’s seven-inch touchscreen.

All user content such as music, phone contacts, radio station preferences and individual profile settings are displayed. In addition the device’s battery is recharged wirelessly while in use.

Hyundai previews connectivity conceptAllan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Hyundai Motor Europe, said: “Hyundai’s Connectivity Concept showcases the brand’s philosophy of making tomorrow’s technology accessible to a wide range of customers. With this technology, Hyundai is able to harness the all-in-one functionality of existing smartphone technology and integrating it into everyday driving in a seamless fashion. As the technology continually develops there will be capabilities to store driver’s seating positions and exterior mirror settings, providing customers with a comfortable and individual driving environment.”

Multiple users can be synced with car, meaning set-up is quick and easy as the Connectivity Concept in the i30 tailors in-car settings according to each driver’s smartphone.

Furthermore, the Connectivity Concept utilises MirrorLink to wirelessly access and control personal content through the touchscreen including navigation, internet-based applications and multimedia.

Hyundai has already announced a joint development agreement with Broadcom Corporation, which will power the next generation of connected cars.

With this technology, functions such as infotainment, telematics and other driver assistance systems like reverse parking cameras and lane departure warning will be integrated into Hyundai’s cars.

(Source: Hyundai)

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  1. ADD
    23/12/2012

    I like this approach of adopting existing mobiles & apps with a parallel big screen@car to run them…than designing a mobile like world for cars…just extend/develop this to more useful apps wrt User-Car interactions.

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