Hyundai showcased an amazing technology at Frankfurt, Germany, in a concept car called the ‘Connectivity Concept’ which uses a smartphone instead of keys to perform most common functions in the car. With just swiping a smartphone, the owner can unlock the car, start the engine and hook up to the cars onboard touch screen. The car will not require a key at all. Hyundai has partnered with Broadcom and uses ‘NFC’ and ‘MirrorLink’ technology in this i30 ‘Connectivity concept’.
The smartphone thus becomes the ultimate link between the car owner and the car to make a customized environment for the owner to enable him to travel in utmost comfort and convenience. The phone unlocks the car and starts it and when it is kept on the centre console, it will automatically link-up with the touch screen, at the same time, the phone will be charged using an inductive charging plate. The car will be able to recognize individual smartphones and will set all the car settings according to the individual.
According to different users, the car will set the seats, mirrors and infotainment systems. The i30’s 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system will hook up to the smartphone and automatically import contacts, apps, navigation destinations as well as stream audio from the phone. Thus each member of the family will have a ready comfortable individualized environment without having to do anything more but swipe their smartphone.
Hyundai says this new amazing technology will be completely developed and will be available on their next generation of cars by 2015. The Korean car manufacturer has developed and grown by leaps and bounds in recent years and is becoming quite the leader in latest technological advancements with innovative features being offered in their cars. This new ‘Connectivity Concept’ takes Hyundai to another level.