Hyundai to get Google Assistant in its upcoming global cars

Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant that can provide real-time answers, activate streaming music services, smart home devices, and now, cars.

NEW DELHI: South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company is going to introduce Google Assistant in its upcoming Blue Link feature equipped cars, to enable the owner to command various functions of the cars with voice commands through Google Home, at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES 2017).

Blue Link is Hyundai’s connectivity solutions in its cars which features technology like remote start with climate control, Navigation, Car finder and now will also have Google’s ability to recognise the ‘’OK GOOGLE” commands. This feature will also let the Hyundai Ioniq owners to start remote charging.

Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant that can provide real-time answers, activate streaming music services, smart home devices, and now, cars.

“Our customers are finding smart home integrations like the one we are showcasing with Google Home to be very useful and convenient,” said Manish Mehrotra, director, digital business planning and connected operations, Hyundai Motor America. “We will continue to add layers of convenience to the Blue Link connected car system and our cars, making features like remote EV charge management, remote locking, temperature and remote start easier than ever while sitting on the couch and saying ‘Ok Google’.”

How it works:

To send commands to the Hyundai vehicles via the Google Assistant on Google Home, engineers developed a way to link a customer’s Blue Link Account with the Google Assistant voice activated services. Once a customer has successfully linked his or her account, Remote Service commands will only be sent to Hyundai vehicles after the Google Assistant prompts owners for their Blue Link Personal Identification Number (PIN).

Blue Link Action on Google Home demonstration features include:

  • Sending a destination to the car’s navigation system
  • Remote horn/lights
  • Start and stop charging of Hyundai plug-in vehicles
  • Remote Start with Climate Control

Hyundai will have more features before launching this Action on Google Home into production.

Sources : ET Auto

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