Ahead of CES 2015 next week in Las Vegas, automaker Hyundai a new app that car owners will be able to use to remotely start their vehicles. The Hyundai Blue Link smartwatch app allows users to tap an icon or use voice commands to execute functions before stepping into their vehicles.
"This new app expands Hyundai's exploration into how wearable technology and Blue Link fit into a customer's lifestyle," said Barry Ratzlaff, executive director of the customer connect and service business development for Hyundai Motor America, in a press statement. "Connecting to your car through a smartwatch and voice recognition was previously something seen only in science fiction movies. Now, we can provide this capability to owners of Hyundai vehicles equipped with Blue Link."
Features include remote engine start, remote engine stop, remote door lock/unlock, remote flash lights/honk horn, car finder, and the ability to call Roadside and Blue Link assistance.