Hyundai To Enhance In-Vehicle Search And Navigation Experience With Google Maps

  Hyundai To Enhance In-Vehicle Search And Navigation Experience With Google

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 2, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Hyundai and Google, Inc.
today announced that Google Maps application programming interfaces (APIs)
willbe integrated into the U.S.-based Hyundai Blue Link® telematics platform,
helping drivers more easily and quickly find their destination.


Hyundai Blue Link currently offers a variety of features and applications that
elevate the driving experience by providing connectivity, convenience and
safety solutions. New features supported by the integration of Google Maps
APIs include Send to Car, Point of Interest Search and Local Search by
Voice.These services will help drivers easily find points of interest and get
to destinations more accurately and reliably using Google's continuously
updated Places database.

"Google is a leader and innovator in search, content and technology, offering
incredible tools," said Barry Ratzlaff, director of Customer Connect at
Hyundai Motor America. "Blue Link makes it easy for our owners to find and
navigate to their destinations. The integration of Google Maps APIs makes Blue
Link even more effective. We look forward to continuing work with Google to
bring innovative solutions to Hyundai owners."

Hyundai Reception at CES

A reception will take place at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
January 10^th in Las Vegas at 11:00 AM PST. Media and show goers are invited
to attend for info and photos opportunities at the Hyundai Blue Link exhibit.

Since launching in 2011, Hyundai Blue Link now offers 30+ safety, service and
infotainment applications that work to help simplify Hyundai owners' lives and
reduce distracted driving. From SOS emergency assistance, Service Link to help
drivers schedule car care, remote start, lock and unlock via the Blue Link
smartphone app and cloud-based destination search by voice, Blue Link offers
solutions allowing drivers to stay connected.

"We're always looking for ways to make it easier for people to discover more
relevant information to help them make informed choices — whether that's where
to go for a coffee, or where to take dry cleaning," said Tarun Bhatnagar, head
of Enterprise Geo at Google. "It's great to see that more drivers now have
access to fresh, web-based content while on the go with the Hyundai Blue Link
Google Maps integration."

The integration of Google Maps APIs elevates Hyundai's position as a
technology and infotainment leader by giving owners access to a robust
telematics database backed by Google's maps and search technology.

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of
Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the
United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more
than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are
covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the
5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai's
10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary
Roadside Assistance.

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