The Hyundai Sonata 2015 breaks new ground in motoring. It is the first vehicle in it’s class that runs Android Auto, Google’s solution for automobile. Android Auto lets you use your voice to do a variety of useful tasks from listening to and dictating text messages to finding locations and helping you navigate to your destination. But that isn’t all.
You can use voice-recognition or the interactive 8-inch touchscreen to control the navigation system for directions to your destination. You can search for nearby businesses like gas stations, ATMs or restaurants, get info about current traffic situations, the weather, stocks and sports, as well as fuel prices and movie times.
When the Smart Cruise Control feature detects a vehicle in your lane ahead, it automatically slows your car down to maintain a safe distance with the vehicle ahead. And should the vehicle ahead of you stop, this feature will bring your car to a full stop without driver input. When the obstacle ahead moves, your car will resume motion by itself.
And as you arrive home, the built-in HomeLink transceiver allows you to switch on lights and open garage doors — all without getting out of the car. Plus, there’s also the remote start feature that lets you switch on and off your car from your smartphone.
The 2015 Sonata may not be exactly the car model that James Bond drives, but it isn’t too far off either. Perhaps all that is missing are hidden laser guns, rocket launchers and an armoured body plate.