HYUNDAI BLUE LINK™ TELEMATICS PLATFORM EARNS
TWO HONORS AT TELEMATICS UPDATE AWARDS
Hyundai technology earns distinction as the “Best Cloud-Based In-Car Application” and top “Industry Newcomer”
NOVI, Mich., June 10, 2011– Hyundai’s Blue Link™ telematics platform earned two top honors at the 9th Annual Telematics Update Awards. Blue Link earned distinction for “Best Cloud-Based In-Car Application” and the “2010/11 Industry Newcomer” award. Blue Link will launch with more than 30 unique connectivity features on Hyundai’s hot-selling Sonata sedan this summer and the all-new Veloster this fall.
An independent panel of industry experts from the digital automotive, mobile and web industries analyzed hundreds of submissions to identify the top telematics technologies in 10 distinct categories. The “Best Cloud-Based In-Car Application Award” recognized Blue Link’s ability to bring cloud-based content in the vehicle, with an emphasis on the everyday value to the end user. The “2010/11 Industry Newcomer Award” recognized Blue Link as one of this year’s best new products in telematics, with true potential and innovation in the field.
“We’re honored that Telematics Update recognized Hyundai’s innovative Blue Link platform with two prestigious awards,” said Michael Deitz, senior group manager, Blue Link, Hyundai Motor America. “Blue Link technology is designed to make life easier, and delivers on that promise at launch with more than 30 features packaged conveniently for all types of drivers.”
A variety of features will be available at launch, including unique applications such as “Service Link” that helps drivers schedule service at their Hyundai dealer; an “Eco-Coach” that improves efficient driving; restaurant ratings; and remote door lock/unlock capabilities. Blue Link’s innovative features continue with remote vehicle start (late availability), which allows a driver to start their Hyundai vehicle so it can be warmed up or cooled down before driving; Geo-Fence, which can send a notification if a driver has ventured outside prescribed borders or time constraints; and stolen vehicle slowdown to help police recover a stolen vehicle.
Hyundai projects Blue Link to be available across the majority of the lineup by the 2013 model year. More details on Hyundai Blue Link are available at www.HyundaiBlueLink.com.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile power train warranty, 5-years of complimentary Roadside Assistance and the Hyundai Trade-in Value Guarantee.