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2020 Hyundai Verna facelift becomes India’s first fully connected sedan

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Hyundai recently introduced the Advanced BlueLink connectivity technology for the upcoming Hyundai Creta with over 50 features and smartwatch integration. Now the brand has introduced the same on the Hyundai Verna which now claims to have become India’s first fully connected mid-size sedan.

With the new Advanced BlueLink technology, the user can remotely access a plethora of connected features such as remotely locking and unlocking the car through the mobile phone application. The features are not limited to just locking and unlocking the car but extend to remote start/stop the engine (on automatic transmission), set the climate control (automatic transmission), to fetch vehicle information such as the engine, heating ventilation and air-conditioning, tyre pressure, fuel level etc. The BlueLink app can also be used for vehicle tracking, geo-fencing, valet, time-fencing and to remotely monitor the speed of the vehicle. 

The remote features mentioned above can also have their notifications pushed to a smartwatch and the services are offered across major watch operating platforms such as Apple watchOS, Wear OS by Google and Samsung’s Tizen OS. With smartwatch integration, important notifications are likely to be missed by the user.

The Advanced BlueLink app now also features a voice-controlled assistant that wakes up by saying the words ‘Hello BlueLink’. The assistant offers handsfree features such as telephonic calling, controlling the media, to control the navigation, speak out time and date, check the weather and even get Live Cricket scores.

The advanced BlueLink connectivity also provides safety features such as Auto Crash Notification, SOS/Emergency assistance, Road Side Assistance, Panic Information and Low tyre pressure notification. It also gets security features such as Stolen Vehicle Tracking, Stolen Vehicle Notification, Stolen Vehicle Immobilization to help track and recover the vehicle in case of a theft.

The BlueLink assistant gets Natural language-based Voice Recognition with Indian English to understand the keywords and accent minimising mistakes.