Hyundai debuts new Display Audio system at 2015 CES; works with both Apple and Android devices


Hyundai will be showing a new Display Audio system at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The system will have no CD player or embedded navigation system but the high resolution seven-inch color touch-screen display has been optimized specifically for smartphone integrations and the latest generation Blue Link system. The Display Audio will enable iPhone owners and Android users to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto respectively to use their phone’s features through the car’s system. Hyundai will start launching the Display Audio system on select 2016 Hyundai models and eventually to all of its entry-level models. The new system also combines phone-based connectivity technologies with Blue Link, which provides features such as remote engine start and automatic collision notification.

"Hyundai will offer more technology than ever before inside affordable Hyundai models, allowing owners not only to text message through voice commands and stream their favorite music apps, but also to make calls in a safer way, and navigate using phone-based, off-board navigation through the car's screen and controls," said Cason Grover, senior group manager, cross-carline planning, Hyundai Motor America. "As affordable car buyers are often younger, Hyundai aims to provide what they want most in their car – all the latest smartphone-enabled technologies at a lower price."

The Display Audio system can be connected with the smartphone using an USB port and users can access their smartphone for phone calls and contacts, music, navigation, messaging, and optimized third-party apps. Additional Display Audio infotainment system features: Integration with Apple's Siri-powered "Eyes Free" mode Functionality allows owners of compatible vehicles to use the voice command button on the steering wheel to ask Siri questions without taking their eyes off the road Siri Eyes Free supports making calls, selecting and playing music, composing and reading back test messages, using Maps and getting directions, reading notifications, finding calendar information, adding reminders, among other functions Integration with Google's voice actions and predictive Google Now functionality Pandora integration with smartphone SiriusXM Satellite Radio with enhanced features SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link Traffic flow data in major markets, 24/7 traffic incidents and alerts Sports scores and schedules, stock ticker, movie times, fuel prices and weather/alerts Advanced voice recognition Swipe technology Music, video and picture storage New home screen with multiple functions Functionality brings drivers relevant information like local weather, upcoming appointments and current traffic conditions Pause, back and play for current station Automatic recording of top six presets

Source : CarDekho