Hyundai has launched the new Blue Link app for Apple Watch, which allows owners to remotely control a series of functions in their cars.
These include flashing the car’s lights in a crowded parking lot, locking the doors and even starting the car from almost anywhere using the new app. The latest Blue Link app update, which includes the companion app for Apple Watch, is available as a free download on the App Store starting June 30.
“The Blue Link Apple Watch app complements all of our other high-tech features. Drivers can get into a Sonata today and find iPhone integration, adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection and a smart trunk that will open automatically when you stand behind it,” said Frank Ferrara, Hyundai Motor America executive vice president responsible for customer satisfaction.
The cloud-based Blue Link platform allows features like remote start and service information to be quickly accessed through devices like smartwatches and smartphones. In order to execute remote functions, the user simply taps an icon or gives voice commands. These include “Start my car,” “Lock my car” or “Find my car.”
Hyundai models compatible with the Blue Link Apple Watch app are those equipped with first and next generation Blue Link. The first generation Blue Link system rolled out on the 2012 Sonata and expanded across the lineup through 2013. Next generation Blue Link equipped models include the 2015 Genesis, Sonata and Azera.