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Hyundai’s “Blue Link” Platform Lets You Use Google Glass To Control Your Car

If you’re one of the lucky few who dropped $1500 on Google Glass, you may soon be itching to spend a bit more to control your car with the device. Hyundai yesterday announced that their Blue Link application would be coming to the next-gen platform, starting with their new 2015 Genesis sedan.

The Glassware will reportedly allow users to perform the same tasks the mobile application does, without the hassle of pulling your phone out of your pocket. Features listed in the press release include remote start and locking/unlocking, so we may be soon in a world where keys are a thing of the past. Also thrown in are features from the company’s Car Care app for Hyundai vehicles without Blue Link support, boasting alerts for maintenance and more.

Usage of the company’s current Android app requires certain vehicle upgrade packs, so we are expecting the same for this Glass app. If you’re bummed about this app only being for Glass and not other devices, fear not, as Hyundai hopes to bring the service to owners of other wearables in a timely manner.

Sound like a good idea?

Via: Hyundai Newsroom
  • Steve

    I own a 2013 Sonata with turbo. There are some upsides and downsides to the car. Bluelink is a good concept, but it still needs some work. I got my car right before they started offering Bluelink Assurance for 3 years. Sure they offer navigation, but the maps are really out dated. There is a major street in my town that has been there for over 6 years, and their map doesn’t show it. But it is very comfortable and I have got 38 MPG on the highway. I only get like 22 in town though.

  • chris_johns

    I;m still shocked people paid 1500 for glass who arent developers…must be nice to have money to your as* with if people wanna toss away money throw some my way my car needs to be fixed

    • Adrynalyne

      People spend that kind of money and more on computers all the time, then use them to play solitaire and occasional web browsing. People pay in the upwards of 6-700 dollars for full retail on phones and then turn around and do it again in 6-8 months. This isn’t that much a stretch for those who want them.

      I wouldn’t want them, but to each their own.

      • chris_johns

        loll…yeah bc a 1500 pc is a great comparison to google glass…bc their equal in value and capabilites

        • Adrynalyne

          A clue called, it was looking for you.

          Did you not read? People buy expensive things all the time and then do little with them, such as play solitaire and basic web browsing. Nobody balks at a 1500 dollar PC price, so why would they do the same for a computer on your head? The same people who spend that much on a computer certainly do not see a problem with Glass if they perceive a need for it.

          I wasn’t comparing a PC to Glass. I was comparing the price. It doesn’t matter what a computer can do if you don’t use it to its potential…right?

          • Under the bridge downtown

            “Did you not read?”

            Welcome to the world of blog posts. Don’t try to explain. You will talk yourself in circles. Plus, you drive a Hyundai, so you will defend it to the death 🙂 No hard feelings.

          • Adrynalyne

            I’ve also driven Hondas, Toyotas, Chevy, Ford.

            It had nothing to do with that. You just haven’t moved past the stigma that Hyundai used to have. All companies have it at some point.

  • TC Infantino

    I have a Hyundai Genesis Coupe, and I love it. I am constantly getting people come up to me and drooling over the car, asking questions about it and saying how they wished they had one. So yeah, Hyundai has come a long way.

    • Adrynalyne

      You and me both. I constantly have people asking me about it when I fill up at the gas station. Which is a lot. :/

    • skylordusa1

      Hyundai and Kia are on a tear lately. I used to be the same as most and think both made crap cars. But once I saw the redesigned Kia Optima SXL that was it. I had to have it hahahahha. I couldnt be happier. Im a believer now hahahhah.

      • Adrynalyne

        Kia has really upped their game. Still not convinced, but if I was to get one, it would be the 2014 Optima.

        Needs more power though 😐

        • James May

          GF has a kia, awful cars. Also they were caught lying about mpg numbers. Korean cars are for people who haven’t heard of German, American, Japanese, British, Italian cars…

          Also there are reports that Google employees are giving up on Google glass (yet another failed Google venture), guess it is time to look at iOS and windows phone offerings.

          • Adrynalyne

            ” Also they were caught lying about mpg numbers.”

            Other companies have done the same.

            “Korean cars are for people who haven’t heard of German, American, Japanese, British, Italian cars…”

            Stupid comment.

          • Kim un

            Other than the toyota 86 (which wouldn’t exist without subu) Toyota is trash. Lexus made a 350k car that is slower exabyte gtr for a third of the price. Needless to say the racism and shady businesses of Korea (shadysung) should be avoided.

    • zurginator

      Yeah I absolutely love Hyundai’s design language. Most of their coupes/hatchbacks are funky (in the awesome way).

  • Under the bridge downtown

    Hyundai drivers dropping $1500 for glass, eh?

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      They are great cars. Especially the hybrid. Nobody said theyd drop $1500, retail isnt far away.

    • Adrynalyne

      Considering that Hyundais can cost just shy of 70 grand, I’d say yes.

      • Under the bridge downtown

        Ya, Accent and the other little cheapos they make. If you spend 70 grand on a Hyundai… I won’t even go there.

        I have kind memories of Hyundai. They made my first PC. An 8086 with a 5 1/4″ floppy and no hard disk.

        • Adrynalyne

          Because you can’t afford to go there.

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            ☤☤☤☤ ☤☤☤☤୔☤ ☤☤☤☤ ☤☤☤☤☤I like some of their more mainstream offerings, but you could take the Equus off the table and I wouldn’t care one bit.

        • StuckOnVerizonForever

          Granted, i would never pay $70,000 (id get a tesla ) The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid at less than $30,000 is a fantastic vehicle

          • Adrynalyne

            Better add 20k to that price tag then if you want even a remotely similar car.

          • NexusPhan – Cant sign in!

            Doesn’t Hyundai BlueLink cost $279 a year? I feel like if you have BlueLink and pay that much every year that having glass is not overly unusual. It seems to make perfect sense, actually.

          • Adrynalyne

            Depends. The standard plan is free for 3 years.

        • QPHALO

          I used to think the same but I am the 3rd owner of a 2001 Hyundai XG 300L. The car has over 95k miles and still runs really well. No recurring problems and I don’t even take good care of it. I only change the oil every 15-20k miles. All original hard parts except the radiator and rack. My wife’s family has a 01 Toyota and 03 Nissan that have at least a few thousand $ worth of repairs and replacements each. Hyundai isn’t so bad any more.

      • chris_johns

        if someone spent close to 70k on a hyundai…they should be drug tested

        • Adrynalyne

          Why? You won’t get similar amenities for less anywhere else AFAIK.

          • chris_johns


          • Adrynalyne

            Intelligent response. Go ahead, tell me why its a bad buy? Because you cannot afford it? It is built to compete with higher end offerings from BMW, Mercedes, and the like. You would pay more for those.

            Let me guess, you are stuck in a world from 10+ years ago when Hyundai wasn’t making a very reliable car. Well, BMW isn’t exactly known for reliability, and look how high those prices go.

          • Brian Menius

            For me, it’s the resale concern. I keep cars nearly ten years, but it’s nice to know that I can cash out if I need to do so. No full-size premium luxury car is know for holding value, but at least with BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Lexus, and Acura, we know what to expect. With Hyundai? Not so much. I haven’t ever seen an Equus on the road; do they even sell? From what I’ve seen of the car, it’s a bland meh-mobile. I like some of their more mainstream offerings, but you could take the Equus off the table and I wouldn’t care one bit.

          • Adrynalyne

            There is that, too.

            I personally wouldn’t buy an Equus either, but really, for the price, you get a lot.

        • QPHALO

          You should go test drive the v8 Equus. I actually really liked it. Very comfortable and loads of options. But the version we have in the States is not as good as the one for Europe. I believe over there Hyundai is actually seen as a much better brand.

    • Tony Byatt

      This seems to be aimed for the Genesis which starts at $35,000+, so maybe…

    • dizel123

      1995 called. they want their joke back.

      • Adrynalyne

        Doesn’t work here, considering no jokes concerning Google Glass would have been made in 1995.

        • dizel123

          Really? Are you absolutely certain about that? I’m pretty sure that even though Glass hasn’t had a public release yet, it was still around and widely available in 1995.
          And the joke clearly wasn’t about Glass, so go sit in the corner and let the adults talk.

          • Adrynalyne

            Chris, is that you? You make about as much sense as him.

          • dizel123

            English isn’t your first language is it?
            Don’t worry, kid, you’ll pick up the language soon enough. Just study and eat your Wheaties.

          • Adrynalyne

            Personal insults, is that all you got?

            You are weak.

          • dizel123

            Its not all I got, but I don’t need any more than that to deal with an 11 year old.
            Come back when you’re old enough to vote and I’ll show you what I really got.

          • Nathaniel Webb