Hyundai says its connected car service has been used by 10 million users, including Bluelink. This information was conveyed by Hyundai Motor Group in its official statement on Monday (26/6/2023).
Hyundai registered 10 million users of connected car services globally this June. This milestone was achieved in just 1 year and 10 months, having reached 5 million users in August 2021.
This significant growth supports Hyundai Motor Group’s acceleration of its Software-Defined Vehicle (SDV) strategy. The connected car service is a wireless network to activate the in-vehicle infotainment system and a smartphone application that gives users convenient access to their vehicles.
This service has grown rapidly and offers not only basic functions such as live navigation, voice recognition and remote vehicle control, but also offers innovative features such as over the air (OTA) updates, in-vehicle payments and as streaming audio and video. As far as what Hyundai Car Service is meant to be Blue linkKia Connect and Genesis Connected services.
“Our goal is to accelerate the transition into the SDV era by continuing to focus on technology and software that can seamlessly connect every journey. We will continue to expand this ecosystem of services to provide more personalized mobility solutions for customers,” said Hae -Young Kwon, Vice President of Infotainment Development Center of Hyundai Motor Group.
Hyundai Motor Group first introduced connected car services in South Korea in 2003 and continues to expand these services to global markets. This service first expanded overseas with a presence in the United States in June 2011, followed by China, Europe, India and Singapore. The service is now available to customers in more than 50 countries.
Hyundai Bluelink already available on Stargazer and Creta
The number of users globally reached 1 million in May 2018, then 5 million in August 2021, then 8 million in October 2022 and 10 million in mid-2023. These data show its rapid growth. As the global market for these services expands, the number of users outside of South Korea is growing faster than those in South Korea. With this growth trend, Hyundai Motor Group expects to reach 20 million users of Connected Car Service worldwide, including South Korea, by the end of 2026.
Going forward, Hyundai Motor Group plans to expand connected car services to the Southeast Asian market by strengthening cooperation with world-renowned service providers. This is nothing more than continuing to develop innovative services that can meet the different needs of users.
In Indonesia only, this service is only available on Bluelink. Present in such cars Stargazers and Cretan. So in KIA cars, this feature does not exist yet.
Furthermore, the connected car service will continue to be improved in line with Hyundai Motor Group’s vision of transitioning to the SDV system. Hyundai Motor Group revealed its strategy for SDV at the “Unlock the Software Age” event in October 2022 and announced that it will start providing OTA software updates on all future vehicle models.
Based on a centralized domain architecture, Hyundai Motor Group focuses on integrating vehicle control across four domains, namely power and comfort, driving performance, infotainment and advanced driver assistance system (ADAS). Going forward, this integration will continue to evolve with a centralized architectural approach for more unified control.
Hyundai Motor Group is also developing software and related devices based on a holistic user experience perspective. In this way, related devices can connect with various services to create a new mobility ecosystem. From this perspective, rich mobility data and artificial intelligence (AI) will understand users to provide a connected experience with nature.
Thus, Hyundai’s review states that their Connected Car Service has been used by 10 million users. Stay tuned Moladin.com to update the latest automotive news.