LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Consumer Electronics Show — Covisint Corporation (Nasdaq:COVS), through its leading cloud engagement platform, will enable Hyundai Genesis owners to access vital vehicle information through Google Glass. The announcement, made yesterday by Hyundai, marks the debut of Hyundai’s deployment of wearable technology.
With the Covisint platform, Hyundai is now able to quickly evaluate wearable technology, such as Google Glass, to address customer needs while also enabling Hyundai owners to access important owner services, vehicle safety, service, infotainment and applications. This advancement, made possible by Covisint’s flexible, cloud-based platform, will help improve Hyundai’s connected owner experience as well as its speed-to-market, ease-of-integration and scalability for new, wearable device technologies.
“Google Glass offers an innovative opportunity for Hyundai to define and extend the customer brand experience outside of the vehicle,” said Barry Ratzlaff, Executive Director, Customer Connect and Service Business Development for Hyundai Motor America. “Hyundai Blue Link, combined with Google Glass and powered by Covisint cloud technology, delivers a unique experience for customers that makes popular features and functions even more convenient to access. The potential uses are endless.”
This functionality specifically includes remote starting, point-of-interest (POI) searches, vehicle location, fuel alerts and nearby gas information, vehicle health reports, diagnostic and maintenance alerts, temperature and HVAC controls, roadside assistance and Blue Link call center engagement, among others. It will first be available to a limited number of “Explorers” — early adopters of Google Glass technology — and rolled out to larger populations of Hyundai owners soon after.
“The new ‘Internet of Things’ reality — with billions of connected devices coming online — rewards companies and technology that place the owner at the center of the digital-auto equation,” said David McGuffie, Covisint President and Chief Executive Officer. “Hyundai is a bold innovator that listens and responds to its customers, and Covisint is proud to provide the platform to help redefine our customers’ path to automotive and business success.”
Covisint’s cloud engagement platform offers a robust, secure and proven platform for driving additional revenue and customer loyalty through connected vehicle initiatives. With Covisint, CIOs, CMOs and line-of-business leaders can deliver a unified and global connected vehicle platform that aligns with their business strategies, through a single integrated experience across the car ownership lifecycle.