MIAMI, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. In fact, based on miles driven, teen drivers are three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash. Now, Hyundai is helping our customers reverse that trend.
The Hyundai Blue Link Vehicle Safeguards Alerts In-Vehicle App is now available for download into the multimedia systems of the 2015 Azera and will be coming soon on Genesis and Sonata models with navigation. The Vehicle Safeguards Alerts App allows parents to monitor and set limits on their Hyundai's speed, hours of operation and movements via text message, e-mail or both. This enhanced app helps parents reinforce safe driving habits for their children. Teens in vehicles with monitoring devices took fewer risks while driving than unsupervised teens, according to a 2009 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study of 16- and 17-year-old drivers.
The brilliance of the in-vehicle app is that now these alerts also can be seen from inside the vehicle providing parents with more peace of mind when their teen is behind the wheel. For example, a teenage driver will see a notification on the vehicle's multimedia screen while the parent will get a text message alerting them of the violation. The alerts can then be used by parents to coach and remind teenage drivers that their driving habits are being monitored. The in-vehicle alerts are designed to get the attention of the teen driver and refocus them on driving safely.
In the past, the in-vehicle alerts were not available and subscribers could only set up and change alerts from myhyundai.com. Soon, the settings can be configured on the Blue Link mobile app. A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is required to set up or modify alerts. The Blue Link system and Blue Link mobile app now allows parents and teens to have unique PINs with different authorization levels, putting the parent in control to secure the alert settings.
Coaching teens to avoid speeding using Blue Link Safeguard Alerts is appealing to parents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), teens are more likely to take risks such as speeding – a contributing factor in 30 percent of all fatal crashes.
"We've listened to our Blue Link subscribers and given them exactly what they want," said Michael Deitz, senior group manager of Connected Care, Hyundai Motor America. "If being able to set these alerts on multiple devices makes parents lives easier, then we furthered our goal of making the ownership experience as easy as possible."
VEHICLE SAFEGUARDS ALERTS IN-VEHICLE APP FEATURES
All alerts come via email, text message or both.
- Speed Alert: Owners can pre-set a speed limit for their Hyundai vehicle and receive an alert when that speed is exceeded.
- Curfew Alert: Owners can pre-set time intervals for when their Hyundai can and cannot be driven and receive an alert if it exceeds those limits.
- Geo-Fence: Owners can designate boundaries and monitor their Hyundai's movements in and out of them.
- Valet Alert: Owners can receive an alert if their vehicle travels beyond a pre-set limit from the drop-off point.
The in-vehicle Vehicle Safeguards Alerts and Car Care App can be downloaded directly from the Blue Link Download Center. The Blue Link Download Center is Hyundai's exclusive app store with the latest in-vehicle apps for Hyundai vehicles. Users touch the apps icon to access the Download Center from the multimedia home screen. Once inside the Download Center, customers can search for the Car Care or Vehicle Safeguards app and download it. After the download is complete, the Car Care and Vehicle Safeguards apps will appear inside the apps folder on the multimedia screen.
The 2015 Azera also gets both the next-generation Blue Link system and the Hyundai Assurance In-Vehicle Car Care app with its new multimedia system.
Blue Link is an innovative telematics solution that brings seamless connectivity for safety, car care and infotainment capabilities and is offered in three packages: Assurance Connected Care, Remote and Guidance.
- Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Assistance
- SOS Emergency Assistance
- Enhanced Roadside Assistance
- Monthly Vehicle Report
- Maintenance Alert
- Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification (DTC)
- Recall Advisor
- Service Link
- Remote Vehicle Start with Climate Control
- Remote Door Lock/Unlock
- Remote Horn and Lights
- Car Finder via Mobile App
- Stolen Vehicle Recovery/Slowdown/Immobilization
- Panic Notification
- Alarm Notification
- Turn-by-Turn Navigation Service
- Destination Search Powered by Google
- POI Web Search and Download
More details regarding Hyundai Blue Link are available at www.HyundaiBlueLink.com.
SOURCE Hyundai Motor America