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Hyundai Venue connectivity features explained

9th Apr 2019 1:00 pm

Hyundai Blue Link connectivity technology will make its India debut on the upcoming Venue SUV; comprises 33 features of which 10 are India-exclusive.

Hyundai is betting big on connectivity features being a differentiator in India. As has already been announced, the upcoming Hyundai Venue compact SUV will be the first model to feature its Blue Link connectivity technology. Of the 33 features included in the Blue Link system, 10 of them are exclusive to India.

Earlier today, Hyundai detailed all the features that come under the Blue Link technology umbrella. Hyundai broadly classifies the features under safety, security, remote, vehicle relationship management, location-based services, alert services and artificial intelligence. Read on to know what to expect.

Safety
Safety features on Hyundai Blue Link include Auto Crash Notification (similar to Ford’s Emergency Assistance System) that will automatically notify emergency services in the case of a collision. Furthermore, a button on the Hyundai’s internal rear-view mirror can also be pressed to trigger an SOS message, summon road-side assistance or send a panic notification to registered family members or friends.

FeaturesDescription
Auto Crash NotificationIn case of an accident, a call will be placed to the Blue Link call centre to assist occupants with contacting emergency services.
SOS/Emergency AssistanceBlue Link Call centre will assist occupants with contacting and getting help from emergency services in case of an accident.
Road Side AssistanceIn case of a breakdown, the call centre will contact road side assistance services.
Panic NotificationBlue Link app will send SMSes to the registered contacts in case of an emergency.

Security
Hyundai’s Blue Link technology will also allow for remote monitoring of the vehicle’s security. Upon a Vehicle Burglar Alarm being activated, the owner will receive a notificiation that the vehicle has been stolen. The system also allows for live tracking of the vehicle, providing location information that will undoubtedly aid its quick retrieval. The owner also has the option of requesting the Hyundai call centre to immobilise the vehicle entirely.

FeaturesDescription
Stolen Vehicle TrackingBlue Link Call centre can assist the police/owner to track a stolen vehicle.
Stolen Vehicle NotificationOwner will get a notification on the activation of the vehicle's alarm.
Stolen Vehicle ImmobilisationCall centre can remotely immobilise the vehicle in case of theft.

Remote
Via the Hyundai Blue Link mobile phone app, users can remotely lock/unlock their cars, turn the horn or headlight flasher (helpful to locate your car in a dark parking lot) or check vehicle status. The app will also have a Find My Car feature that will lead you to your car when needed and owners can also provide Blue Link feature access to another user. Interestingly, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol powered and dual-clutch transmission-equipped Venue models will also give owners the option to remotely switch their car on and also start the climate control system – a smart way to pre-cool (or pre-warm) your car in India’s extreme weather conditions.

FeaturesDescription
Remote Engine Start/StopRemotely start the car via the Blue Link smartphone app. (DCT model only)
Remote Climate ControlRemotely set desired temperature for the climate control system via the smartphone app. (DCT model only)
Remote Door Lock/UnlockLock/Unlock vehicle via the smartphone app.
Remote Horn Honk and LightActivate the horn and blinkers of the car remotely via the app.
Remote Vehicle StatusProvide real-time information on various parameters including AC, engine, doors etc.
Find My CarLocate car via the app.
Share My CarCar owner can share Blue Link services with family or friends to use.

Vehicle Relationship Management
Even in terms of vehicle status reports, Blue Link goes a few steps up on Hyundai India’s current Auto Link technology. Aside from providing info on driving behaviour and a monthly vehicle health report, Blue Link will also provide diagnostic options for the car. The owner will be automatically informed in case of a malfunction in the mechanicals; and there’s also the option to run a manual diagnosis to check the function of other components. Furthermore, Blue Link will also prompt messages when it’s time to replace consumables, such as engine oil.

FeaturesDescription
Auto DTC CheckReal-time notification if malfunction in components such as engine, gearbox etc.
Manual DTC CheckThe owner can run diagnostics to check for any malfunctions in systems such as the airbags etc.
Monthly Health ReportThe owner can check monthly driving statistics and real-time vehicle health information.
Maintenance AlertProvide real-time alert for oil change etc based on odometer.
Driving Information/ BehaviorProvide daily trip information along with driving behavior for each trip.

Location-based Services
Hyundai says it has partnered with a global mapping firm for real-time traffic updates and live car tracking. It will also be possible to feed a destination to the car directly from your phone or remotely from a call centre; and owners will be able to share their car location through the infotainment system as well.

FeaturesDescription
Push Map to car from AppRemotely set destination on in-car navigation system via the phone app.
Push Maps by Call CentreSet destination on the car's navigation system via a call to the call centre. Push Blue Link button on rear-view mirror to place call.
Live POI SearchPeriodic updates on driver's selected 'Point of Interest'.
Live Traffic InformationReal-time traffic updates along with alternative route suggestions.
Share The DestinationShare final destination of trip with friends and family.
Live Car TrackingReal-time tracking of the vehicle via the phone app.
Destination Set in Link with ScheduleSync calendar events with Blue Link app with automatic navigation prompt to select destination on the phone.
Live Car Location SharingShare vehicle location with friends and/or family.

Alert Services
Users can track their Venue at all times via GPS and can set up the system to receive alerts when the car exceeds a certain speed, leaves a preset geo-fenced area or even when it's kept idling for long. These features are sure to be of interest for owners looking to keep a close watch on their chauffeurs or even children’s use of the car.

FeaturesDescription
Geo-Fence AlertSends an alert to owner if vehicle is taken outside of a predetermined boundary.
Speed AlertSends an alert to owner if the vehicle exceeds a pre-set speed limit.
Time Fencing AlertAlerts the owner if the vehicle is driven outside of pre-determined hours.
Valet AlertProvides an alert if valet exceeds any parameters set in the system.
Idle AlertProvides alert if vehicle is idling for longer than a fixed period of time.

Artificial Intelligence-based voice commands
What promises to make Blue Link that crucial bit more user-friendly is an AI-based voice recognition software that Hyundai claims will understand Indian accents.

FeaturesDescription
Voice Recognition - Indian EnglishVoice recognition feature to control infotainment functions.

The Venue will come with a factory-fit embedded Vodafone Idea SIM card for connectivity. Hyundai has said that the Blue Link services will be free of charge for the first three years of ownership. The carmaker has also announced that it will install simulations of the Blue Link app at dealerships across the country so as to allow prospective customers to experience the technology first hand. And as disclosed earlier, Blue Link will be rolled out on other Hyundai models in the near future.

The Hyundai Venue will launch in India in mid-May 2019 with the compact SUV set to rival the likes of the popular Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and the Mahindra XUV300. Expect Hyundai Venue prices to be in the Rs 8-12 lakh (estimated ex-showroom) bracket.

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