That the upcoming Hyundai Venue compact SUV might be huge on options has already been documented. Nevertheless, an space the place Hyundai needs to utterly leapfrog rivals is in-car connectivity. The carmaker has launched particulars of the Venue’s connectivity options which might be a part of Hyundai’s world Blue Hyperlink expertise. The ‘Good Linked SUV’, as Hyundai calls it, will get 33 connectivity options, of which 10 have been developed particularly for India. The system will use an embedded Vodafone Concept SIM card and also will embody cloud-based companies. Blue Hyperlink is way extra complete than Hyundai India’s present Auto Hyperlink expertise that gives information on automobile well being and driving behaviour.
Security options on Hyundai Blue Hyperlink embody Auto Crash Notification (much like Ford’s Emergency Help System) that may mechanically notify emergency companies (with GPS coordinates) within the case of a collision. Additional, a button on the Hyundai’s inside rear-view mirror can be pressed to set off an SOS message, summon roadside help or ship a panic notification to registered relations or pals. Blue Hyperlink additionally permits for distant monitoring of the automobile’s safety. Within the occasion the automobile is stolen, the proprietor might be notified mechanically and may have the choice to remotely immobilise the automobile. Customers may observe their Venue always by way of GPS and may arrange the system to obtain alerts when the automobile exceeds a sure velocity and even leaves a pre-set space (by way of geo-fencing). These options are certain to be of curiosity for homeowners trying to preserve a detailed watch on their chauffeurs and even kids’s use of the automobile.
Hyundai says it has partnered with a world mapping agency for real-time site visitors updates and reside automobile monitoring. A ‘Discover my automobile’ choice will even lead you to your automobile; useful when you’ve forgotten the place you’ve parked. It should even be doable to feed a vacation spot to the automobile direct out of your cellphone or remotely from a name centre. Just a few comfort capabilities have additionally been bundled in. House owners can remotely change their automobile on and likewise begin the local weather management system by way of an app – a sensible approach to pre-cool (or pre-warm) your automobile in India’s excessive climate.
And what guarantees to make the entire system that essential bit extra user-friendly is an AI-based voice recognition software program that Hyundai claims will perceive Indian accents. Hyundai has said it can roll out the Blue Hyperlink expertise on different fashions in India quickly.
The Hyundai Venue might be revealed on April 17, 2019, and it’ll go on sale in Might. Given the options and expertise on provide, the Venue is unlikely to come back low-cost. Anticipate pricing at par with the Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport.