Android Auto arrivesHyundai is the first carmaker to put Android Auto into production, signaling a new era of mobile meets mobile.
Well here I am in my car with my Android phone, and that combination normally means some sort of hodgepodge Bluetooth connection. This new Sonata has what we believe is the first production roll out Of Android Auto in an affordable car, and it all starts down here. You cable your Android phone into the system as if you were gonna charge it, let's say. It's not wireless right now, but then you lose the phone. Look up here on the dash. That icon just changed to Android Auto. When you press that, you're about to enter the world of your phone But on the dash. For example, right here your home screen if you will is kind of a Google Now look at things you've done or looked at recently or are relevant to where you are right now. Your round home button, you recognize that from your phone. Your phone icon, your nav icon, here's music and here's a return to main screen. If you get over here to navigation you recognize that interface. That's Google Maps, your Google Search box, and this is live and connected through your phone. Plus, the voice command to do that beautiful free form search that we love. That goes through the steering wheel. AT&T Park, San Francisco. Here is AT&T Park. The beauty of this is that I can get to my Google voice command just like on my phone. I do it by doing a long press on the voice button of the wheel, very much the way Siri integrates on some other cars. and of course the routing and traffic calculations are the same ones you have on your phone. This is just reflecting what's on your phone, but, if you notice, it's not literally taking the whole screen and putting it there. It's artfully translating it to the automotive experience and limiting it to these main hits of apps. The calling is very straightforward, again, touch a call, nice big clear button interface as well to get things done on the touchscreen. Over here under music it goes to your last streaming source from several on your phone and if you want to get to other choices it's gonna drop down next to it. Here's some music services with more to come. And here is a screen that right now holds nothing more than a return to the Hyundai interface button but that's kind of a playground where other sorts of marriages of the car maker and the phone and Android system come together. Android Auto is being installed in all the remaining 2015 Sonatas coming off the line as long as they have navigation. You can also download it from MyHyundai.com and as long as your '15 Sonata has navigation, you can update it and also have Android Auto and the cost is nothing. [MUSIC]