Hyundai is gearing up for the debut of the all-new Venue which will be revealed on 17 April. Previously codenamed as QXI, Hyundai is calling the Venue as India’s 'first smart connected SUV'. The Venue will debut Hyundai’s 'BlueLink Connected Technology' across the globe. This new technology from the Korean carmaker will also be made available in India and it will bring in many segment-first connected features.
The BlueLink will have 33 new connected features, among which, 10 are specific to India. So here are the 10 new connected features which will debut with the Hyundai Venue in India:
1. Driving information behaviour – This is a part of the 'Vehicle Relationship Management' service, in which the onboard computer will be able to record drivers’ behaviour including how the driver accelerates or decelerates, takes sharp turns or does any harsh braking. Depending on throttle inputs and number of stops, it can even give out information about the fuel consumption among others.
2. Share the destination – Using the mobile application, the driver or passenger can send information on the vehicle's location to anyone they desire to. It is helpful in letting family members know where the vehicle is, or how long it will take to arrive at the destination.
3. Real time vehicle tracking – The owner can track the real time location of the Venue through the same mobile app. This comes handy if the vehicle is being driven by someone else or by any other family member.
4. Share and track vehicle location by family – Similar to the above two features, the owner or family members of the owner can track and share the vehicle location. This keeps them in a constant loop and they can always remain 'connected' with their Venue.
5. Geo fence – Using the app, the owner can create a virtual geo-fence (a geographical border around the radius of the vehicle) for the Venue. If the car then crosses this geo fence, the owner will be notified instantly through the app. Very helpful if the vehicle is handed over to chauffeurs or to sons and daughters of the responsible owners.
6. Speed alert – Akin to geo fencing, the owner will be alerted via notification if the vehicle crosses the set speed limit by the owner.
7. Time fencing alert – In the same way as geo fencing, owner can set a time fencing. If the vehicle is started or moved beyond this set time period, the vehicle will send a notification to the owner alerting of possible break in or movement of the vehicle beyond allowance.
8. Valet alert – The owner will receive an alert if the vehicle travels beyond a pre-set limit from the drop-off or pick-up point after handing over the keys of the car to parking valets.
9. Idle alert – Another notification would be sent to the owner of the Venue if the vehicle is suspected to be idling for too long. Or if it is idling beyond its set period of time. This can be helpful if forgetful drivers leave the car in ignition and idling.
10. Server voice recognition – Hyundai claims to have gone to great lengths to make the voice recognition system of the Venue more accurate for Indian accent in English.