Hyundai India's Venue compact SUV can be remotely started through a smartphone [Video]

Starting a Hyundai Venue’s engine, AC remotely by a Smartphone [Video]

Hyundai Venue remained a much-awaited car in the Indian market ever since it was announced officially. Hyundai launched the all-new Venue with some never-seen-before features last month in India. Being a Hyundai car, the Venue comes loaded with features but the most highlighting feature of them is the Blue Link feature, which is a first-of-its-kind feature in the segment and among all other mass segment cars in the market. Here is a video that shows a few features of the Hyundai Venue’s Blue Link technology.

The video uploaded by RV R shows the car getting remotely controlled through a smartphone. The video shows the Blue Link application on the smartphone and how the owner uses it to control various features of the car. The app will work from any corner of the world as long as there is active Internet connectivity. At first, the video shows car getting started through the Blue Link app on the phone. The user has to put in a PIN for security purpose and then the app shows “sending the command to the car”. The video shows the car getting started through the mobile app in about 12 seconds.

The phone app can also be used to pre-set the temperature inside the car’s cabin, which is also shown in the video. There are a plethora of things that can be done through the Blue Link app and the app itself shows various readings like distance to empty among many other things. There are a few safety features inbuilt in the vehicle like the vehicle will not start remotely if it has not been started or moved around in the last seven days. This feature ensures that the battery of the Venue does not drain due to such starts.

How does it work?

Hyundai Venue Smartphone Featured

Well, this feature uses the Internet to send commands to the vehicle. The Hyundai Venue gets Vodafone/Idea eSIM, which is embedded in the system. The feature is free to use for the first 3 years and then a subscription fee will be charged from the customers. The eSIM allows the car to remain connected to the Internet all the time, which is how the app can be used to control the features of the car. The commands sent to the car may take some time depending on the Internet speed of the car’s eSIM and mobile phone’s Internet speed.

What else can the system do?

The Hyundai Venue’s Blue Link system can do a wide range of things and it also makes the vehicle much more secured. The app can be used to set-up a geo-fence, which will disable the car’s engine when it crosses a certain preset region. Also, owners can live track the vehicle and during a car crash, it can send SMS to the preset numbers and emergency services with the live location of the car.

The app can also be used to remotely lock/unlock the doors, check which door is open, check the climate control status, find the car’s location in parking, turn on the lights on and off remotely among many other features. The system also prepares a monthly health report of the vehicle with the driving statistics. It also gets Artificial Intelligence-based voice commands that can be used to control the features of the infotainment system.


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