Hyundai Becomes First Automaker to Launch Android Auto

We’ve been hearing a lot about Android Auto, which will become more and more common in our vehicles in the coming years. For now, Hyundai is the first automaker to launch the new technology, offering enhanced connectivity and safety in the 2015 Sonata.

Buyers of the 2015 Sonata equipped with the navigation system will also get Android Auto, which allows the in-car touch screen to function very similarly to an actual Android phone. The system allows users to control car-friendly functions of their smartphone (like music aps, phone calls, and maps) through their car’s controls and microphone. To enhance safety, Android Auto automatically locks down the user’s phone, so they won’t be tempted to use the phone itself while driving.

“Android Auto aligns with Hyundai’s core interior design principles of safety, intuitiveness, and simplicity,” said Dave Zuchowski, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America in a statement. “We launched this highly anticipated feature on our best-selling Sonata, adding to our promise of value. With the launch of Android Auto, we provide more owners with the experience of cutting-edge technology.”

Current 2015 Sonata owners with a navigation system can get the Android Auto upgrade at dealerships nationwide today. For those who don’t mind waiting, Hyundai will release a software upgrade in the coming months that allows owners to download Android Auto directly from their computers to a USB memory drive and upload into their vehicles themselves.

Look for Android Auto to be available on other Hyundai models soon!

Stop by Riverhead Hyundai today to learn more.

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