Hyundai to the first to add Android Auto to its Cars

Android Auto in the 2015 Sonata | Hyundai of Cool Springs

Hyundai Introduces The First Android Auto Car: the 2015 Sonata

In May of 2014, Google announced that the search engine giant planned to introduce smartphone capabilities to a vehicle, while ensuring drivers remained focused on the roads in front of them. It took a while for the vision to materialize, but early in 2015, Google introduced the Android Auto feature for third-party navigation systems. Almost a year to the date when Google announced the unveiling of Android Auto technology, Hyundai released a statement that the communication feature is now available in a production car for the first time. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata includes the optional communication and navigation package, with Hyundai dealers expected to perform updates that integrate the technology into 2015 Sonata mid size cars.

Overview of the Android Auto Feature

Android Auto interacts with Hyundai's proprietary vehicle navigation system. The communication feature includes Google Maps navigation, Google Voice Search, text messaging, and phone communication. Hyundai of Cool Springs customers that visit our Nashville area dealership also have the capability of listening to music or podcasts by downloading third-party applications, such as Spotify and Pocket Casts. Android Auto requires you to connect a smartphone that operates the Android 5.0 Lollipop into a built-in 2015 Hyundai Sonata USB port. You control the smartphone via the Sonata touchscreen or steering wheel buttons.

The Future of Android Auto

Hyundai recently issued a press release stating the automaker plans to unveil Android Auto in other models later in 2015. With the Sonata acting as a viable testing round for integrating new communication and navigation technology, Hyundai also intends on supporting the Apple CarPlay feature. Google has collaborated with more than 20 automakers in support of Google Android, with Hyundai representing the most publicized partnership. Hyundai encourages customers to contact the nearest Hyundai dealership to take advantage of the most advanced communication technology available in any vehicle model.

Android Auto Represents Only One Piece of the Hyundai Safety Pie

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata makes the perfect option for Google to add its new Android Auto feature. Antilock disc brakes, full-length side curtain airbags, and Traction and Stability Control only tell a small part of the 2015 Hyundai safety story. Traction and Stability Control makes automatic adjustments to the position of the 2015 Sonata around sharp turns and over undulating backcountry central Tennessee terrain. During Edmunds.com road tests, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata came to a stop from 60 miles per hour in less than 120 feet. The stylish 2015 Sonata includes a rearview camera that detects vehicle and passenger movements in driver blind spots. You never have to guess what is coming your way, as you back away from a crowded shopping mall parking spot. Android Auto simply enhances the safety features present within the 2015 Hyundai Sonata by ensuring drivers remain focused on what lies in front of them.

Considered the second most affordable mid size car by U.S. News & World Report, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata continues to attract Nashville, TN customers to Hyundai of Cool Springs. With cutting edge features included, the 2015 Sonata costs less than $25,000. A new trim that boasts a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, which ensures the  2015 Hyundai Sonata remains the performance standard for the mid size vehicle segment.

 

Stop by Hyundai of Cool Springs to test drive the 2015 Sonata and see what all of the Android Auto buzz is about. We are conveniently located just to the east of Interstate 65, less than a 30-minute drive from downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

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