Posts Tagged GPS

Find Your Way Around Easier in the Hyundai Genesis

Would your game improve if your ball had a built-in, smart GPS system to conveniently find its way onto the green? David Feherty, who claims he still has it, sure thinks so, but we’re more interested in having that kind of innovative technology in the new 2015 Hyundai Genesis that will help you get to your destination quicker. Press play to witness some inventive golfing technology and a very useful Hyundai feature, then make your way over to our Chicago, IL dealership.

The clear and concise directions from the voice-guided navigation system help you find your way around without constantly fumbling over your car’s touchscreen. Come over to our dealership to find out how this technology makes our new Hyundai cars convenient and fun to drive.

We hope to see you here at Rogers Auto Group soon, so come over today and take a test drive.

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Hyundai Incorporates Android-Based Navigation System for All New Models

A recent trend has had automakers from all over the world rushing to install the latest and greatest technologies in their new vehicles, and South Korean automaker Hyundai and its sister brand Kia are no exception. Recently, the two brands announced to the public that will be the first auto brand in the world to use and feature an Android-based navigation system in all of their new upcoming vehicles.

The newly developed systems are actually already available for this and ready to be installed, but it is not precisely clear as to when they will roll out.  If they should not be integrated by the end of this year, one should expect them to arrive in models early next year.   Using Android as the base operating system is sure to be unique as many automakers’ technologies revolve around  separate systems like Apple’s iOS systems using the moniker known as Siri Eyes Free, with Siri being Apples patented voice control.

What is nice about the new Android based system is that it would be available as both an add-on and a pre-installed feature.  Known as Android AVN (audio video navigation) it will allow drivers and passenger to connect their Android phones to hook up to their favorite apps like those for music and control some of the cars systems remotely via Wi-Fi.

Though the details are hazy at the moment, the system is expected  to have its own app store, but no one is really sure if it will be their own system  or if it will connect with Google Play. Rumors have it pegged that first installed systems could be seen in the next Hyundai Genesis and Kia Soul later this year.

For more information about the Android-based  media system as it becomes available, be sure to stay tuned here with our Rogers Auto Group blog, and don’t hesitate to swing by our showroom in Chicago, IL for a look at our excellent selection of new and used cars in the Chicago area!

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NTSB Proposes Nationwide Ban of Handheld Device Use While Driving

This week the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) called for a nationwide ban on the use of cell phones and other electronic devices while driving. Spurred by a deadly crash in Missouri last year that killed two and injured 38 due to a driver’s texting, the new law proposal would be the most aggressive effort yet and would go far beyond what any state currently prohibits.

Although the NTSB’s action is only recommendation, not implementation, the board has a strong track record of influencing many changes in support of transportation safety.  And they’re backing up their recommendation with some astonishing statistics.  Their analysts estimate that at any given daylight moment, some 13.5 million drivers are using handheld devices, and that over 3,000 driving fatalities last year involved drivers distracted by handheld devices.

If the NTSB’s recommendation is translated into action, this could mean a drastic lifestyle change for those accustomed to being technologically connected at all times, even behind the wheel.  The upside is, however,  that the laws would not apply to devices installed in the vehicle by the manufacturer. Features like General Motors’ OnStar, Hyundai’s Blue Link, and built-in Bluetooth and navigation screens would give drivers access to technology and convenience without breaking the proposed law.

And luckily there is no shortage of vehicles offering these features.  Most models on the Hyundai lineup, including the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, the 2012 Hyundai Sonata, and the 2012 Hyundai Tucson, offer Bluetooth hands-free calling and GPS navigation screens. Similarly, most GM vehicles, such as the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, the 2012 Buick Lacrosse, and the 2012 GMC Acadia, come with OnStar Turn-By-Turn Navigation and Bluetooth capability.

While it’s not quite certain whether the NTSB’s nationwide ban on electronic devices will go into effect, it is reassuring to know that there are plenty of options out there for those who want to remain connected on the go.

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