Hyundai has showcased its Connectivity Concept on its i30 premium hatchback. The new Connectivity Concept allows the user to lock/unlock the car by placing his/her smartphone over an NFC-tag (Near Field Communication) and thus doing away with using a conventional key.
On entering the car, the user can place his smartphone on the centre console to activate his user profile by streaming content to the i30’s touchscreen interface.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Hyundai Motor Europe, said: “Hyundai’s Connectivity Concept showcases the brand’s philosophy of making tomorrow’s technology accessible to a wide range of customers. With this technology, Hyundai is able to harness the all-in-one functionality of existing smartphone technology and integrating it into everyday driving in a seamless fashion. As the technology continually develops there will be capabilities to store driver’s seating positions and exterior mirror settings, providing customers with a comfortable and individual driving environment.”
Multiple phones can be synced with the car to allow customized settings for each driver.