Hyundai to introduce new infotainment system at CES - IAB Report

19/12/2014 - 15:30 | ,   | Paranjay Dutt

To come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration.

Hyundai is planning to showcase its next generation infotainment solutions at the upcoming CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. Called Display Audio, the new system is a touchscreen-based unit which will be seen on the 2016 models from the car maker first, before being made available to the rest of the range

Hyundai Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay integration
The Hyundai Display Audio system will be compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay systems.

Display Audio is Hyundai's way of making in-car entertainment simpler and more effective. With that in mind, the system boasts great connectivity features. There will be no CD player or navigation system as such, because Display Audio will use your smartphone's features for that.

Both Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto will be available for users to stream certain apps to the touchscreen and use it there like they would on their respective smartphones. This not only allows a wider range of use than having a navigation system inbuilt, but will also make sure that information related to weather, upcoming calendar appointments, and traffic conditions are available at hand.

Using a USB connection, you'll be able to stream the data (contacts, music, text messages etc.) from the phone. Both Apple's Siri Eyes Free and Google's voice commands will be available, to enable a total handsfree and eyes free, of course, control for the system.

Hyundai will also have its Blue Link technology embedded into the system, which connects to the user's smartphone and makes features like Remote Start with Climate Control, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, etc. available for the user. It can also give the user a monthly health report and comes with an automatic collision notification system.

At first, the 2016 models will get the new, feature-rich Display Audio system, while the company assures that it (the system) will make it to all of the entry level models, too.

Hyundai Display Audio system with Android Auto integration
Hyundai Display Audio will connect with next-generation Blue Link system, which will allow users to lock, unlock, and even turn on the car from a smartphone app.

Also read: Six new Hyundai cars for 2015 

Hyundai will be at booth 2818 at CES between January 6 and 9, 2015. So if you fancy a system like this and happen to be in Las Vegas, do pay them a visit.

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