Hyundais Blue Link telematics platform earned two top honors at the 9th Annual Telematics Update Awards. Blue Link earned distinction for Best Cloud-Based In-Car Application and the 2010/11 Industry Newcomer award. Blue Link will launch with more than 30 unique connectivity features on Hyundais hot-selling Sonata sedan this summer and the all-new Veloster this fall.

An independent panel of industry experts from the digital automotive, mobile and web industries analyzed hundreds of submissions to identify the top telematics technologies in 10 distinct categories. The Best Cloud-Based In-Car Application recognized Blue Links ability to bring cloud-based content in the vehicle, with an emphasis on the everyday value to the end user. The 2010/11 Industry Newcomer Award recognized Blue Link as one of this years best new products in telematics, with true potential and innovation in the field.

Were honored that Telematics Update recognized Hyundais innovative Blue Link platform with two prestigious awards, said Michael Deitz, senior group manager, Blue Link, Hyundai Motor America. Blue Link technology is designed to make life easier, and delivers on that promise at launch with more than 30 features packaged conveniently for all types of drivers.

A variety of features will be available at launch, including unique applications such as Service Link that helps drivers schedule service at their Hyundai dealer; an Eco-Coach that improves efficient driving; restaurant ratings; and remote door lock/unlock capabilities. Blue Links innovative features continue with remote vehicle start (late availability), which allows a driver to start their Hyundai vehicle so it can be warmed up or cooled down before driving; Geo-Fence, which can send a notification if a driver has ventured outside prescribed borders or time constraints; and stolen vehicle slowdown to help police recover a stolen vehicle.

Hyundai projects Blue Link to be available across the majority of the lineup by the 2013 model year. More details on Hyundai Blue Link are available at

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