Hyundai was one of the first car manufacturers to support in-car infotainment platforms from Google and Apple. It’s demonstrating that it’s going to lead the way in adopting forward-thinking technologies to improve connectivity in the car, which is why the company is rolling out updates which will enable owners of select models to add Android Auto and CarPlay support to their car themselves.
Hyundai is rolling out updates for some of its 2015, 2016 and 2017 model vehicles. Those who have these cars will be able to add support for Android Auto and CarPlay themselves, and at no additional cost.
The company points out that this eliminates the need for owners to take a trip to the dealership, but if they would rather have a dealer do it, they can take their car in and the dealer will do it for free.
Depending on the infotainment package installed in the vehicle, Hyundai Sonata, Santa Fe, Elantra GT, Genesis and Tuscon from the aforementioned model years are eligible for the DIY upgrade to Apple’s and Google’s in-car platform. Hyundai has said that these updates will be rolled out to the Sonata Plug-In Hybrid, Azera and Veloster as well soon.
Owners can get the software update for free from MyHyundai.com. The total download and installation time will be under four hours. Those who would rather have a dealer do it can take their car in for a free update starting next month.