Hyundai demos Equus' owner's manual iPad app

Hyundai encourages users to read the manual by including an Apple iPad and an app-based owners manual with every new Equus.

Hyundai encourages users to RTM by including an Apple iPad and an app-based owners manual with every new Equus.
Hyundai encourages users to read the manual by including an Apple iPad and an app-based owner's manual with every new Equus. Hyundai

When Hyundai debuted its line-topping Equus, the automaker also made the grand claim that it would be ditching the luxury sedan's paper owner's manuals in favor of a 16GB Wi-Fi Apple iPad and an app. We've already taken the Equus for a test-drive , and now prospective buyers can test-drive the Hyundai Equus iPad Owner Experience app, which is available for download in the iTunes App Store.

Demonstrated in the video below, the app is shown playing promotional videos, giving users access to a 3D vehicle walk-around, and running animated and interactive demonstrations of vehicle safety features, such as adaptive headlights that turn to aim into a bend. There's also a map of Hyundai dealers and service centers, detailed information about specific vehicle infotainment functions, and what appears to be some sort of tilt-sensor-based driving simulator. As the app also has to function as an owner's manual, we assume there's more mundane but still useful information included, too, about such things as oil changes and where to find the spare tire.

Pop over to the iTunes App Store to try out the free Hyundai Equus iPad Owner Experience app before dropping $58,000 on the car.

 

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