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Hyundai Motor has announced that its upcoming SUV, VENUE, will be India’s first truly Smart Connected SUV with most advanced Connectivity solution- ‘Hyundai BlueLink’.

The Hyundai BlueLink is company’s global technology which will be introduced in the Indian market with 33 features out of which 10 would be India specific features for most practical and holistic connectivity with Safety, Convenience and various Vehicle Management Relationship Services. The Hyundai BlueLink will herald a new era of smart connected cars in India.

Per Hyundai, BlueLink is developed and rigorously tested in India for the customers keeping in mind their day-to-day needs, the challenges faced on Indian roads while driving and most importantly their need for Safety of their self and that of their vehicle. The SOS (Save Our Souls), Road Side Assistance and BlueLink button are on the Inside Rear View Mirror (IRVM) for easy accessibility.

The BlueLink provides safety features like Vehicle Theft Tracking and Immobilization for recovery of stolen vehicles. The Speed Alert, Geo Fence Alert, Panic Notification and Share Destination brings complete peace of mind and assurance of Hyundai’s promise of safety. The remote control functions like Engine Start/Stop, Climate Control, Door Lock/Unlock, Horn Honk & Light and Vehicle St
atus will provide unparalleled experience to the customers in the Indian driving conditions.

Hyundai BlueLink has an in-built and tamper-proof device powered by Vodafone eSIM and a Cloud-based Voice Recognition platform from Global AI (Artificial Intelligence) Company. The device will project Real Time Traffic navigation and Live Local Search in collaboration with a global Map company. Another interesting aspect about the device is the Interactive Voice Recognition and the ability to catch any local English accent which has been developed specifically for customers from different regions in India.

Hyundai BlueLink safety features include applications such as Automatic Crash Notification (ACN) and Assistance, SOS Emergency Assistance, and Roadside Assistance. Also included are Emergency Alerts, Medical and Panic Assistance, Geo-fence which will send a text alert if the driver has ventured outside prescribed geographical location or time; and Stolen Vehicle Notification and Vehicle Immobilization among many other features demonstrating Hyundai’s commitment to safety.

BlueLink also features remote vehicle functions like Remote Engine Start/Stop, Remote Climate Control, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Remote Horn Honk & Light and Remote Vehicle Status. The Primary owner of the car can connect many other family members or friends so that they will receive emergency notifications in case of any distress thereby providing peace of mind.