Around the Industry: Hyundai is the First Automaker to Launch Android Auto
Hyundai is the first car company to launch Android Auto on production vehicles. Android Auto is premiering on the 2015 Sonata with Navigation at dealerships nationwide, and will later become available on other Hyundai models.
Android Auto not only brings a high technology experience to Hyundai owners, but also improves safety. Android Auto helps keep drivers’ eyes and attention on the road by integrating the advanced driving-related functions of the user’s smartphone with the familiar centralized screen, physical controls and microphone of their car. Futhermore, the smartphone’s screen becomes locked, so drivers are not tempted to look down and interact with their phones directly while Android Auto is in use.
Owners of existing 2015 Sonata with Navigation vehicles can currently get the Android Auto software update free of charge. Later this summer, owners can visit www.hyundaiusa.com/myhundai and download the Android Auto software onto a USB memory drive. Owners will need a MyHyundai account to start the Android Auto download. Once the USB with the Android Auto software is inserted into their Sonata’s USB port, it will automatically update the vehicle’s Navigation system to make it Android Auto compatible.