Hyundai Debuts Next-Generation Automotive Technology at CES

         Hyundai Debuts Next-Generation Automotive Technology at CES

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 4, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai returns to the
International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 8-11, 2013 (North Hall,
booth #315) to debut and showcase a number of new vehicle technologies. Along
with demonstrations of its Blue Link® telematics and infotainment platform,
Hyundai will again preview its next-generation concepts and future
infotainment systems for the tech-savvy CES crowd.



Next-Generation Infotainment

Hyundai will display working versions of future vehicle infotainment systems
and voice-recognition technology incorporating features enabled by several
technology partners, including:

  oEyes Free mode: Hyundai will integrate Siri, the intelligent assistant
    that helps drivers get things done just by asking,and the
    much-anticipated Eyes Free mode into its vehicles.Through the vehicle's
    infotainment system, drivers with a compatible iPhone* running iOS 6 can
    direct Siri to perform a number of tasks while they safely keep their
    eyeson the road and their hands on the wheel. To further minimize
    distraction, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further with an Eyes
    Free mode which enables drivers to interact with their iPhoneusing
    nothing more than their voice while keeping the device's screen from
    lighting up.
  oDragon Drive: Developed by Nuance, Dragon Drive is an automotive-grade
    voice services platform for the connected car that enables drivers to
    speak naturally and conversationally with in-car systems. Drivers can
    simply dictate messages, search for their favorite music, find real-time
    weather and even ask directions to their favorite restaurant – in the car
    or in the cloud.With its extensive experience in the automotive industry,
    Nuance is working with Hyundai to integrate Dragon Drive into its future
    vehicle infotainment systems.
  oMobile High-Definition Link: MHL technology delivers 1080p60 uncompressed
    video with up to eight channels of digital audio from a mobile device to a
    dashboard display, all while charging the device. With MHL technology,
    Hyundai is able to integrate mobile devices into the car infotainment
    experience by enabling consumers to display apps and other content from
    the road. The MHL ecosystem is continuing to grow with an installed base
    of more than 220 million products and has fast become the de facto
    standard for smartphones.
  oNext-Generation Hardware: Hyundai will feature the latest hardware with
    high resolution, multi-touch displays, Bluetooth® 3.0 and Wi-Fi/3G
    connectivity options with user-centric interface design. Drivers will be
    able to access connectivity features such as web browsing, mobile
    hot-spot, and media streaming through the support of DLNA and Mirror Link
    and Aha by HARMAN. These next-generation systems will also showcase
    popular entertainment features like Pandora®, HD Radio® and SIRIUSXM®.

* Siri is available in Beta only on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad (3rd and 4th
generations), iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation), and requires Internet
access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and
features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply.

Hyundai Reception at CES

Last week, Hyundai announced plans to integrate Google Maps APIs, including
Send to Car, Point of Interest Search and Local Search by Voice, in to its
Blue Link telematics platform. Representatives from both companies will be at
the Hyundai Blue Link exhibit on January 10th at 11 A.M. PST for info and
photo opportunities. Media and show goers are invited to stop by.

Blue Link Telematics

Following its debut at CES in 2011, Blue Link continues to be the centerpiece
of Hyundai's commitment to global leadership in vehicle infotainment and
telematics. The upcoming CES show will provide show goers a preview of the
next evolution of Blue Link. "We've made great progress on Blue Link since its
launch two years ago thanks to valuable feedback from our owners and
enthusiasts like the ones attending CES," said Michael Deitz, senior group
manager of Connected Car at Hyundai Motor America. "We're excited to be back
at CES to demonstrate where we're headed with the Blue Link platform."

Future Automotive Technology

Each year, CES serves as the home for the most innovative and ground-breaking
technology demonstrations. Following the theme, Hyundai will feature concepts
and live demonstrations of future automotive technologies shown throughout the
display and in its HND-6 concept vehicle. Visitors will be able to explore the
future of automotive technology and how it affects vehicle interior design and

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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