Hyundai is preparing an update for its Bluelink connected car services tech, and will be adding several new features aimed at improving one’s driving experience. First in line to receive the upgraded system is the latest i30.
Among its new features we count Connected Routing, Last Mile Navigation and live parking information, plus a new user profile feature that facilitates customization.
“Following the successful rollout of Bluelink across our line up, we are now pleased to be offering Hyundai drivers an enhanced package of connected car services starting with the new i30,” said Hyundai Motor Europe marketing exec, Andreas-Christoph Hofmann. “By further expanding our state-of-the-art Bluelink platform with even more exciting features, we are demonstrating our commitment to providing the most advanced technology for Hyundai customers.”
First thing you see once firing up the system is the new user interface, featuring a black screen and updated blue icons that show you the time, weather and even map guidance. There are three color schemes in total, as well as an enhanced dark mode.
Another novelty is the new cloud-based Connected Routing navigation, which calculates routes on a powerful server inside the Bluelink cloud environment, as opposed to the car’s infotainment system. The result, according to Hyundai, is more accurate traffic forecasting, more precise times of arrival and more reliable route calculations.
The Live Parking Information function has also been upgraded with new settings for parking type and availability. You can get on-street parking and price information in 43 countries, including all major cities (up from just 75 major cities in Europe).
As for other design overhauls, they include the Weather feature and the Speed Camera feature, while the Online Free Text Search function now utilizes just one menu, with POI search featuring autofill functionality.
If you already own a Hyundai model equipped with Bluelink, visit your certified Hyundai dealer this autumn in order to get the software upgrade.