App Helps Parents Coach Teen Drivers and Gives Them Peace of Mind
Second Generation Blue Link and Hyundai Assurance Car Care In-Vehicle App Also Now Available on 2015 Azera
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17, 2014– Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. In fact, based on miles driven, teen drivers are three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash. Now, Hyundai is helping our customers reverse that trend.
The Hyundai Blue Link Vehicle Safeguards Alerts In-Vehicle App is now available for download into the multimedia systems of the 2015 Azera and will be coming soon on Genesis and Sonata models with navigation. The Vehicle Safeguards Alerts App allows parents to monitor and set limits on their Hyundai’s speed, hours of operation and movements via text message, e-mail or both. This enhanced app helps parents reinforce safe driving habits for their children. Teens in vehicles with monitoring devices took fewer risks while driving than unsupervised teens, according to a 2009 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study of 16- and 17-year-old drivers.
The brilliance of the in-vehicle app is that now these alerts also can be seen from inside the vehicle providing parents with more peace of mind when their teen is behind the wheel. For example, a teenage driver will see a notification on the vehicle’s multimedia screen while the parent will get a text message alerting them of the violation. The alerts can then be used by parents to coach and remind teenage drivers that their driving habits are being monitored. The in-vehicle alerts are designed to get the attention of the teen driver and refocus them on driving safely.
Speed Alert on the multimedia screen of a 2015 Azeratitle
Speed Alert on the multimedia screen of a 2015 Azera
In the past, the in-vehicle alerts were not available and subscribers could only set up and change alerts from myhyundai.com. Soon, the settings can be configured on the Blue Link mobile app. A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is required to set up or modify alerts. The Blue Link system and Blue Link mobile app now allows parents and teens to have unique PINs with different authorization levels, putting the parent in control to secure the alert settings.
Coaching teens to avoid speeding using Blue Link Safeguard Alerts is appealing to parents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), teens are more likely to take risks such as speeding – a contributing factor in 30 percent of all fatal crashes.
“We’ve listened to our Blue Link subscribers and given them exactly what they want,” said Michael Deitz, senior group manager of Connected Care, Hyundai Motor America. “If being able to set these alerts on multiple devices makes parents lives easier, then we furthered our goal of making the ownership experience as easy as possible.”
VEHICLE SAFEGUARDS ALERTS IN-VEHICLE APP FEATURES
All alerts come via email, text message or both.
Curfew Alert on the multimedia screen of a 2015 Azeratitle
Curfew Alert on the multimedia screen of a 2015 Azera
The in-vehicle Vehicle Safeguards Alerts and Car Care App can be downloaded directly from the Blue Link Download Center. The Blue Link Download Center is Hyundai’s exclusive app store with the latest in-vehicle apps for Hyundai vehicles. Users touch the apps icon to access the Download Center from the multimedia home screen. Once inside the Download Center, customers can search for the Car Care or Vehicle Safeguards app and download it. After the download is complete, the Car Care and Vehicle Safeguards apps will appear inside the apps folder on the multimedia screen.
The 2015 Azera also gets both the next-generation Blue Link system and the Hyundai Assurance In-Vehicle Car Care app with its new multimedia system.
Hyundai Assurance Car Care In-Vehicle App
The Hyundai Assurance Car Care In-Vehicle App is now available for download into the multimedia system of 2015 Sonatas equipped with navigation and the refreshed 2015 Azera. Azera and Sonata owners can use the in-vehicle app as another convenient option for accessing car care services and vehicle information. The Hyundai Assurance Car Care In-Vehicle app has similar features to the Hyundai Assurance Car Care mobile app but takes advantage of Hyundai’s vivid eight-inch multimedia touchscreen to create an experience users will instantly like. Customers can use the in-vehicle Car Care app as a convenient option for scheduling an oil change at their favorite dealership and accessing Hyundai’s first on-screen interactive owner’s manual, providing a convenient and simple way for owners to become familiar with the full capabilities of their vehicle. The Hyundai Assurance Car Care In-Vehicle App also has quick reference guides and maintenance and recall reminders. The new app will be available on additional Hyundai vehicles later this year.
In-Vehicle Car Care App features include:
Hyundai Assurance Car Care In-Vehicle App home screentitle
Hyundai Assurance Car Care In-Vehicle App home screen
Hyundai Assurance Car Care In-Vehicle App quick reference guidetitle
Hyundai Assurance Car Care In-Vehicle App quick reference guide
NEXT-GENERATION BLUE LINK FEATURES
ADDITIONAL APPS AND THE BLUE LINK DOWNLOAD CENTER
The Blue Link Download Center is Hyundai’s app store with exclusive Hyundai apps and third-party apps available in-vehicle and on the customer web portal. Currently Assurance Car Care and SoundHound are available in the Blue Link Download Center.
Blue Link is an innovative telematics solution that brings seamless connectivity for safety, car care and infotainment capabilities and is offered in three packages: Assurance Connected Care, Remote and Guidance.
More details regarding Hyundai Blue Link are available at www.HyundaiBlueLink.com.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.
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