With Advanced Blue Link technology, the new 2020 Hyundai Verna is set to become the first fully-connected mid-size sedan in its segment.
Just two days back, Hyundai had released teasers of the upcoming Verna facelift. And now, we've received more information on its feature offerings. It's been confirmed that the Verna facelift will come with Hyundai's Advanced Blue Link connectivity suite - the word 'Advanced' indicates that it will get some extra features over the standard system.
The new bits include a system 'wake-up' phrase – Hello Blue Link – which activates the voice recognition system. Also, voice recognition has been further refined to incorporate a better understanding of commands spoken in multiple Indian accents (in English). The Advanced Blue Link suite will also come with the option of smartwatch connectivity (compatible smartwatches include those that run Google's Wear OS, Apple's watchOS and Samsung's Tizen OS). In addition, the voice command support has been upgraded to offer more services, such as updates on live cricket scores, real-time weather updates and information regarding Indian public holidays.
Here's a detailed list of services that will be offered by the new Verna's Advanced Blue Link connectivity suite:
|Safety||Security||Remote Services||VRM (Vehicle Relationship Management)||LBS (Location-Based Services)||Alert Services||AI (Artificial-Intelligence)||Smart Watch Services|
|Auto-Crash Notification||Stolen Vehicle Tracking||Remote Engine Start/Stop (only applicable for automatic variants)||Auto DTC Check (Diagnosis)||Push Maps to the car from App||Geo-Fence Alert||Voice Recognition (Indian English)||Watch Face (For Google Wear OS & Tizen OS watches only)|
|SOS/Emergency Assistance||Stolen Vehicle Notification||Remote Climate Control (only applicable for automatic variants)||Manual DTC Check (Diagnosis)||Push Maps to the car by a Call Centre||Speed Alert||Wake-up phrase (Hello Blue Link)||Remote Control Ops|
|Road-Side Assistance||Stolen Vehicle Immobilisation||Remote Door Lock/Unlock||Monthly Health Report||Live POI Search||Time-Fencing Alert||Voice-assist Dialling||Vehicle Status Information|
|Panic Notification||Remote Horn Honk & Light||Maintenance Alert||Live Traffic Information||Valet Alert||Radio and Media Control||Vehicle Alerts|
|Tyre Pressure Management System (TPMS)||Remote Vehicle Status||Driving Information/Behaviour||Share the Destination||Idle Alert||Navigation Assistance|
|Find My Car||Live Car Tracking||Cricket Score Updates|
|Share My Car (App sharing)||Destination Set in Link with Schedule||Weather updates|
|Location Sharing||Information on Indian public holidays|