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Hyundai i30 Connectivity concept offers a glimpse into the future

 Hyundai i30 Connectivity concept offers a glimpse into the future
Hyundai Connectivity Concept 21.12.2012

Technologies should appeal to smartphone users

Hyundai has unveiled their i30 Connectivity concept in Germany.

Designed to showcase the company's technical prowess, the i30 is equipped with an advanced smartphone integration system. Thanks to NFC (Near Field Communication) tags, drivers can lock or unlock the car by simply placing their phone over a tag on the window.

Once inside, drivers can put their phone on a pad in the center console. This instantly streams the phone's contents - music, navigation information, contacts, etc - to the car's 7-inch display. It also recharges the phone wirelessly and can be setup to accommodate several users.

According to Hyundai Motor Europe Chief Operating Officer Allan Rushforth, "Hyundai’s Connectivity Concept showcases the brand’s philosophy of making tomorrow’s technology accessible to a wide range of customers. With this technology, Hyundai is able to harness the all-in-one functionality of existing smartphone technology and integrating it into everyday driving in a seamless fashion."

The i30 Connectivity concept isn't slated for production, Hyundai expects to offer some of the technologies as early as 2015.

Source: Hyundai

HYUNDAI PREVIEWS CONNECTIVITY CONCEPT

Technology study showcasing future mobile phone and car integration
Car entry and locking via user’s smartphone
Connectivity Concept mirrors smartphone content wirelessly to i30’s central touchscreen
Technology expected to reach production in 2015
Hyundai is harnessing the versatility of today’s smartphones to create the first prototype of its own Connectivity Concept. The technology, previewed near the manufacturer’s European headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, showcases Hyundai’s expertise in creating clever new technology for its range of cars and expected as soon as 2015.

Shown on Hyundai’s award-winning New Generation i30, the Connectivity Concept allows the user to lock and unlock the car by placing their smartphone over an NFC-tag (Near Field Communication), negating the need for a traditional key fob.

Once inside, the device is placed in the centre console, which then activates the user’s profile by streaming content to the i30’s seven-inch touchscreen. All user content such as music, phone contacts, radio station preferences and individual profile settings are displayed. In addition the device’s battery is recharged wirelessly while in use.

Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Hyundai Motor Europe, said: “Hyundai’s Connectivity Concept showcases the brand’s philosophy of making tomorrow’s technology accessible to a wide range of customers. With this technology, Hyundai is able to harness the all-in-one functionality of existing smartphone technology and integrating it into everyday driving in a seamless fashion. As the technology continually develops there will be capabilities to store driver’s seating positions and exterior mirror settings, providing customers with a comfortable and individual driving environment.”

Multiple users can be synced with car, meaning set-up is quick and easy as the Connectivity Concept in the i30 tailors in-car settings according to each driver’s smartphone.

Furthermore, the Connectivity Concept utilises MirrorLink to wirelessly access and control personal content through the touchscreen including navigation, internet-based applications and multimedia.

Hyundai has already announced a joint development agreement with Broadcom Corporation, which will power the next generation of connected cars. With this technology, functions such as infotainment, telematics and other driver assistance systems like reverse parking cameras and lane departure warning will be integrated into Hyundai’s cars.

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peterg
Every time I see a Hyundaiin the road,I just think how far everyone else is falling behind. Hyundai are clearly going to be market leaders in 2014-2015 and number one by 2020, and this is from a small Korean company which I'd listening to the consumer. Well done Hyundai, keep making changes which other car manufacturers a ignoring. If nothing else, hopefully other car makers will start copying you *cough new Toyota corolla cough* which can only benefit us the consumer.
Dec 22, 2012 3:01 pm
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VladimirMMalkin
This sounds absolutely useless.
Dec 22, 2012 3:24 am
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MadAboutCars
This tech whilst good doesnt help if you are leaving your car for servicing.
Dec 22, 2012 2:31 am
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Aditya.Ramesh
no thanks,,a simple head phone s enough for me.,,:P
Dec 22, 2012 12:28 am
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