The jury is still out on the first wave of wearable devices hitting the market like Google Glass, but Hyundai wants to make sure that it is on the forefront of technology if they do become popular with consumers.
Beginning with the all-new 2015 Genesis that has already been announced in South Korea and which will make its world premiere at the Detroit auto show this month, Hyundai will offer owners the ability to remotely access features and information through wearable devices like Google Glass using its cloud-based Blue Link platform and a special app.
Once owners download the Blue Link Glassware app and wear the device, vehicle information will be presented as cards through the interface allowing access to Blue Link features and Car Care services – but only when the car is stationary.
"Push notifications will alert the owner when maintenance is due and allow quick service scheduling by enabling the wearer to initiate a call using the device’s built-in functionality," said Hyundai in a statement.
"The application will also allow owners to access popular Blue Link features like remote start, remote door lock/unlock, vehicle finder, POI send-to-car powered by Google quickly using the device’s compact interface," the company said.
Hyundai isn't the only carmaker to be offering services for wearable devices like Google Glass, as Mercedes has also announced similar plans.