Blue Link arrived with the advent of ‘connected car’ trend, an auto market trend which focuses on creating technologies that assist easy communication between drivers and their vehicles. Like other major car makers, the Korean auto giant Hyundai also developed its own intelligent system which covers a vast array of different car functions from overall riding convenience to safety.
An AI-based platform that made its debut with the Hyundai Venue, the Blue Link consists of a total of 33 integrated features that enhance driving experience as a whole and make drivers feel more connected than ever. Of the 33 features, 10 have been specifically designed for Indian customers and their needs. Blue Link uses AI which further connects to the driver through their smartphones. Based on and developed around mobility assistive technologies like automated driving and comprehensive safety packages, Hyundai uses this platform to offer multiple features accessible through simple voice commands.
Venue was the company’s first model to support Blue Link which was then extended to Hyundai’s five latest flagship models- Verna, Elantra, Creta, Tucson and the i20. The built-in voice control assist of the Blue Link package includes features like voice assist dialing, navigation and interactive voice recognition. Its Natural Language Understanding allows the driver to speak in a natural tone without any explicit change in command. Blue Link’s services require the vehicle to be in an area with ample network coverage so the vehicle and smartphone can remain connected. For safety, the package comes with Auto Crash Notification, SOS, panic notification etc. that prepare the vehicle and its passengers in case of any unforeseen circumstance and relay the same to saved emergency contacts.
For vehicle security, features like Stolen Vehicle Tracking & Immobilization, Geo-fence Alert, Valet Alert etc. send a notification to the connected smartphones in case of any breach. In addition to the aforementioned features, Blue Link has also provided a host of convenience features to help the driver; some of those features are- Remote Engine Start/ Stop & FATC, remote door lock/ unlock, Find My Car etc. The platform keeps owners on their toes about vehicle health, driver behaviour and constantly checks its through Auto and Manual DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Codes). The company has also released a list of compatible smartphone devices ranging from Xiaomi to LG. Blue Link services have made Hyundai’s vehicles even more appealing than before and customers can enjoy its benefits for a free subscription period of three years.
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