Hyundai Blue Link demonstrationHyundai launched its new Blue Link telematics service at CES 2011. Editor Wayne Cunningham demonstrates a few of its functions.
-Hi, I'm Wayne Cunningham for CNET. I'm taking a look at Hyundai's BlueLink Telematic Service. The service offers buttons in the rearview mirror frame that allow you to connect to the service. So, for example, if I wanna search for a POI using Microsoft's Bing service, I just push the POI button. -Connecting to Hyundai BlueLink POI download. Please wait. -And I wait for the car's embedded connection to connect to the external server. The service uses a voice command system. And it's now connected. -Welcome to Hyundai BlueLink. A condition has occurred which may cause your engine control system to not work properly. Hyundai recommends repair be made when convenient. New destination. Please say a destination. -Hardware store. -Please wait. -Now, the service is using my natural language request to search Bing for local hardware stores. -You said, "hardware store." Would you like to search for this destination? -Yes. -Please wait. Commercial Hardware located at 3725 West Russell Road, Las Vegas, NV. Would you like to download this destination? -Yes. -The destination will be downloaded to your vehicle. Thank you for calling Hyundai BlueLink. -Now, as you can see, with an embedded navigation system in the vehicle, I can actually get that address downloaded directly to the navigation system, display it on the map, and set it as a destination. Other services include weather and traffic. So, if I go to the BlueLink button, the dedicated BlueLink button on the mirror frame-- -Connecting, please wait. -it'll give me a number of service options. -Welcome to Hyundai BlueLink. A condition has occurred which may cause your engine control system to not work properly. Hyundai recommends repair be made when convenient. Please state the name of the service. -Weather. -Weather. Please say local or favorites. -Local. -Please say local or favorites. -Local. -Your local weather alerts on the extended forecast at Boulder Junction, on Wednesday, the forecast will be sunny, cool, with a high of 50 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 30 degrees Fahrenheit. On Thursday, the forecast will be increase in cloudiness, cool, with a high of 53 degrees Fahrenheit and a lot of 30 degrees Fahrenheit. -So that's Hyundai's new BlueLink Telematic service. This service will be available coming this summer and will first roll out in the Hyundai Sonata followed by the new Hyundai Veloster. I'm Wayne Cunningham with CNET.