2011 Hyundai Sonata

Blue Link will be available on the Hyundai Sonata later this year

LAS VEGAS - Hyundai Motor America launched a new in-car telematics platform that incorporates more than 30 connectivity functions and core safety services.

The Korean carmaker’s Blue Link system, which was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) here, will be available on all future Hyundai models in North America.

The system features voice-powered point-of interest searches, a new safety service and several other connectivity and convenience features.

“Blue Link combines safety, service and infotainment into a complete package that works to both help simplify Hyundai owners’ lives and reduce distracted driving,” said Barry Ratzlaff, director of customer satisfaction and service business development, Hyundai Motor America.

Features include ”“ in addition to such standard functions as turn-by-turn navigation - automatic crash notification and assistance, panic notification, remote vehicle start, voice text messaging, vehicle self diagnostics and theft protection.

The network solution for Blue Link will be provided by connected vehicle services provider ATX, while Aeris Communications, a US-based cellular phone company, will supply the phone service.