Next-gen Hyundai Creta to feature upgraded Blue Link connected car tech

Next-gen Hyundai Creta to feature upgraded Blue Link connected car tech

4th Mar 2020 6:32 pm

The second-generation Creta will come with Hyundai’s new Advance Blue Link technology with over 50 connected car features.

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UPDATE: 2020 Hyundai Creta launch moved forward to March 16

After its recent showcase at the 2020 Auto Expo, Hyundai is slated to launch the all-new version of one of the most significant models in its line-up – the Creta. The India market launch of the SUV is just a few weeks away. In the lead-up to its launch, Hyundai has announced that the Creta will get an upgraded version of the Blue Link connected car tech that’s currently on offer in the Venue and Elantra.

Hyundai is calling this iteration of the technology ‘Advance Blue Link’, which will come with over 50 connectivity features as compared to the Elantra and Venue’s list of 33 features. New features include the 'Hello Blue Link’ voice-command system, which allows the user to control various in-car functions like opening/closing the sunroof, controlling seat ventilation, adjusting the climate control setting – temperature, fan-speed control and wind direction, to name a few. This system can also provide live cricket updates and Indian public holiday information.

Additionally, the upgraded system also allows users to control various remote functions – like locking/unlocking their cars, turning on the horn or headlight flasher, turning the AC and air purifier on or off, and checking vehicle status – all from their smartwatch.   

We have compiled a list of all the features available on the Advance Blue Link system below.

New Hyundai Blue Link features
CategoryFeatureDescription
SafetyTyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)Provides low tyre-pressure warnings on Smartphone via the app.
RemoteRemote Engine Start/Stop for Manual Transmission vehicles*The manual transmission models (with electronic parking brake only) can also support remote engine start/stop.
Remote Seat Ventilation ControlUsers can remotely control seat ventilation for the driver and front-passenger seats.
Remote Air Purifier ONThe air purifier can be turned on remotely to improve air quality levels in the car.
Auto Healthy Air (in-car Air Quality status)Along with turning on the air purifier, you can also remotely monitor your in-car air quality status.
Pro-Active Vehicle status alertNotification can be sent to user’s app to remind them if the doors, hood and trunk weren’t locked or closed properly.
Voice Recognition“Hello Blue Link” Wake-up wordUsers can activate the in-car voice recognition service with a “Hello Blue Link” command for in-car control and assistance.
Sunroof open/closeUse voice commands to open and close the vehicle’s sunroof.
Climate controlVoice command-based climate control. Set the temperature, fan speed, wind direction, air-intake type, control the front and rear windshield defroster.
Seat Ventilation controlVoice command to control seat ventilation for driver and front-passenger seats.
CricketInfotainment system can track cricket schedules and live score, which are accessible using voice commands.
India’s Public Holidays InformationTrack public holidays in India via the infotainment system.
Voice Assist DiallingUse Voice Assist to make a call in your contacts or dial by number.
Radio and Media ControlChange radio stations or the media source using voice commands.
NavigationSearch for POI’s and start navigation using voice commands.
Weather InformationAsk system for the weather information using voice commands.
Utility servicesAsk for Time and date of different time zones or countries.
Smart Watch ServicesWatch FaceGet new watch faces for the Samsung Wear OS on Galaxy smart watches with the Blue Link app.
Remote ControlsNow perform remote control functions like remote engine start/stop, door lock/unlock, and more from your smart watch.
Vehicle Status InformationCheck your vehicle’s real-time status of Distance to Empty, Fuel Level, Tyre Pressure Warning, Engine, HVAC and Door Status on your smart watch.
Auto Healthy AirTurn on the in-car Air Purifier and check the in-car Air Quality information via smart watch.
Vehicle AlertsAll vehicle alerts like stolen vehicle alert, Geo-Fence Alert, Speed Alert, Time Fence Alert, Valet alert, Idle Alert will be available on your smart watch.

Hyundai Blue Link connectivity features
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.

Hyundai Blue Link security features
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.

Hyundai Blue Link remote features
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.

Hyundai BlueLink Vehicle Relationship Management features
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.

Hyundai Blue Link LBS features
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.

Hyundai Blue Link alert services
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.

Hyundai Blue Link AI
FeaturesDescription
Voice Recognition - Indian EnglishVoice recognition feature to control infotainment functions.

The next-gen Creta will launch on March 17, 2020 and compete in the hotly contested midsize SUV segment against its cousin, the Kia Seltos, along with the MG Hector, Tata Harrier, Renault Captur, Renault Duster and Nissan Kicks. We expect Hyundai to price the new Creta in the Rs 10-16 lakh range (estimated, ex-showroom).

Also see:

India-spec Hyundai Creta interior revealed; bookings officially open

2020 Hyundai Creta features list revealed

Hyundai Creta
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