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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Hyundai's Blue Link For Apple Watch Puts Car Controls On Your Wrist

Would you like to talk to your wrist and control your car like the Knight Rider? Maybe not to the full extent as David Hasselhoff's character did in the TV show, but Hyundai's Blue Link app for the Apple Watch is a start. And maybe someday we will all be yelling at our watches to get our car's attention.

Smartwatch integration of car controls was an unimaginable thing just a few years ago but thanks to the technology available these days it may soon become a norm. As Hyundai explains, "all you need to do is speak a command," and your car will oblige.

Here's what Blue Link allows drivers to do using the Apple Watch...

Hyundai Blue Link for Apple Watch

Command your Hyundai remotely with Apple Watch. Blue Link does so much and now using it is easier than ever.

Key Features

Once you've downloaded and installed the app, all you need to do is speak your command or touch the display on your Apple Watch to select a feature and Blue Link will help you do the following:

- Remotely start the engine
- Remotely lock or unlock the doors
- Remotely flash the lights and honk the horn in an emergency or to find your car in a crowded parking lot
- Call roadside assistance
- Call Blue Link Customer Care

The Blue Link Apple Watch app works with first and next generation Blue Link equipped Hyundai models. The former includes the 2012 Sonata and later while next generation systems are included in the 2015 Genesis, Sonata and Azera.

We all know that the Apple Watch works only with an iPhone. So you will need to have your iPhone on you when using these commands. And also, the Apple Watch app doesn't add any new features. All the commands you can use on the watch can be found on the iPhone app too.

The Knight Rider era is probably a few years away since Michael Knight didn't have to carry his iPhone for his wrist to work. But we are definitely closer than ever.

Source: Hyundai

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