11/15/2016, Fountain Valley, CA

Hyundai Owners Can Use Amazon Echo Voice Commands to Control Car from Home

Commands Include: Remote Start, Climate Control, Remote Door Lock/Unlock,

Remote Electric/PHEV charging, Remote Horn/Lights

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 15, 2016 – Hyundai becomes a initial mainstream automaker to bond cars with homes regulating Amazon Echo and a new Blue Link® ability for Amazon Alexa. Starting today, Hyundai owners have a preference of locking, unlocking and remote starting their vehicles from a comfort of their couch, kitchen or bedroom regulating voice commands. The new Blue Link ability for Amazon Alexa is accessible opposite Alexa-enabled inclination and Hyundai vehicles versed with a second era of Blue Link.

“Our business increasingly wish some-more ways to correlate with their vehicles, generally when they are hustling to get out a door,” pronounced Barry Ratzlaff, Executive Director, digital business formulation and connected operations, Hyundai Motor America. “Linking intelligent inclination like a Amazon Echo and Apple Watch to vehicles around Blue Link continues to fill that desire. Allowing consumers to send commands to their automobile is only a beginning.”

Adding even some-more preference to a tenure experience, owners of a all-new Hyundai IONIQ Electric and Plug-in Electric vehicles are means to start and stop a assign of their cars with a palliate of elementary voice commands with a Blue Link skill. Hyundai owners can ask several functions of their automobile including:

  • Remote start and stop charging of a Hyundai IONIQ Electric, IONIQ Plug-in and Sonata Plug-in
  • Remote engine start with meridian control opposite all upheld Hyundai models
  • Remote doorway lock/unlock opposite all Hyundai models
  • Remote horn/lights opposite all Hyundai models equipped

At home, a Hyundai owners can knowledge interactions like these:

Blue Link brings seamless connectivity directly into a automobile with record like Remote Start with Climate Control, Destination Search powered by Google®, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Car Finder, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. Blue Link can be simply accessed from a buttons on a rearview mirror, a web, or around smartphone app. In further to a new Blue Link skill, some of these facilities can be tranquil around a latest Android Wear and Apple Watch smartwatch offerings.

“We’re vehement to work with Hyundai to enhance their Blue Link ability for Amazon Alexa to some-more cars with Blue Link,” pronounced Rob Pulciani, Director, Amazon Alexa. “Being means to finish elementary tasks like locking your automobile doors, set your automobile temperature, and more—all with only regulating your voice from inside a comfort of your home—is a enchanting experience. We can’t wait for Alexa and Blue Link business to try out this new skill.”

Click Here to View Amazon Alexa in a 2017 Hyundai Sonata

The Blue Link ability for Amazon Alexa is concordant with second era Blue Link versed vehicles. These vehicles include:

  • All 2017 indication Blue Link versed vehicles
  • The following 2016 indication vehicles: Genesis, Azera, Tucson, Sonata (SE, Sport Limited, Sport 2.0T, Limited 2.0T, Eco 1.6T), Sonata Hybrid (Limited Ultimate package), Veloster (Tech package), Elantra GT (Tech package)
  • The following 2015MY vehicles: Genesis, Sonata, Azera.