We said it countless times before, and here’s another example that supports our opinion: automakers are increasingly using technology fares to display their latest gadgets, such as Hyundai planning to reveal their new Display Audio system during January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
So, in light of this news and others, we should note that January has now two major automotive events – the CES held in Las Vegas and the traditional North American International Auto Show happening in Detroit. Hyundai’s latest infotainment system would be compatible with the latest offerings in the field – Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto. The central hub of the system is a seven-inch touch-screen display that got numerous tweaks to enhance smartphone integration – but the catch is that it lacks an embedded navigation system or the now almost vanishing CD player. These are made up by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, meaning you’ll be able to use your smartphone’s navigation system to get your bearings.
Additionally, connecting the smartphone to the system via a USB port, which also recharges your battery, enables drivers to use the infotainment system to easily access their contacts, music, navigation, messaging and apps. The system comes in 2016 and could become the norm for future Hyundai models.