The Google I/O 2016 keynote is less than an hour away. During these two days, we’re going to hear a lot of software and apps, developers and partners will show off their creations for Google’s platforms, and Hyundai will be there doing just that. The car maker is going to show its custom Android Auto app at Google I/O today. The app itself is going to be released later this year.
Hyundai says that it’s one of the first companies in its industry to showcase such an application, which eliminates the need to exit the Android Auto interface when users want to use other functionality.
The app doesn’t let users control key elements like the climate control but it does include ancillary features like access to the company’s roadside assistance service, monthly vehicle reports, service appointment scheduling and the ability to set Valet Alert which lets the user know on the phone if the valet takes their car outside of a defined area.
Hyundai is just one of the partners that have adopted the Android Auto platform, it was actually the first car maker to debut support for Android Auto with the 2015 Sonata, so the company is certainly willing to work with companies like Google to better implement their platforms in its cars.
The company’s custom app is called MyHyundai and it’s said to arrive at some point later this year.