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Hyundai Virtual Guide app updates the car owner’s manual

The Hyundai Virtual Guide app includes instructional videos and interactive screens explaining many vehicle features
The Hyundai Virtual Guide app includes instructional videos and interactive screens explaining many vehicle features
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Later this year, Hyundai will launch the Virtual Guide app for the 2015 Sonata model
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Later this year, Hyundai will launch the Virtual Guide app for the 2015 Sonata model
In all, more than 82 how-to videos, six 3D overlay images for major portions of the vehicle, and finally more than 50 informational guides in 2D format are included
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In all, more than 82 how-to videos, six 3D overlay images for major portions of the vehicle, and finally more than 50 informational guides in 2D format are included
The Hyundai Virtual Guide app includes instructional videos and interactive screens explaining many vehicle features
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The Hyundai Virtual Guide app includes instructional videos and interactive screens explaining many vehicle features
The Hyundai Virtual Guide app will be available for both Apple and Android devices
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The Hyundai Virtual Guide app will be available for both Apple and Android devices
From the exterior major points of the car can be recognized by the camera and then expanded upon for even more
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From the exterior major points of the car can be recognized by the camera and then expanded upon for even more
Standard two-dimensional manual options for reading and viewing are also included
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Standard two-dimensional manual options for reading and viewing are also included
After the release of this app for the Sonata, other Hyundai models will follow
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After the release of this app for the Sonata, other Hyundai models will follow
Engine error codes and warning light information can be found as well
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Engine error codes and warning light information can be found as well
Looking at major portions of the car, such as the engine bay, will create overlays of deeper information points
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Looking at major portions of the car, such as the engine bay, will create overlays of deeper information points
How-to instructions, on video, show how to do major maintenance and common repair tasks
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How-to instructions, on video, show how to do major maintenance and common repair tasks
Owners who are unsure of more advanced features, such as Hyundai's Smart Cruise Control, can use the app to teach them through video
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Owners who are unsure of more advanced features, such as Hyundai's Smart Cruise Control, can use the app to teach them through video
Vehicle components can be identified with the device's camera
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Vehicle components can be identified with the device's camera

Having previously converted the traditional owner's manual into an iOS app in 2010 and following up in 2014 by putting it inside the vehicle's touchscreen, Hyundai has continued the evolution of the former glove box staple with the Hyundai Virtual Guide. The augmented reality (AR) app will initially be compatible with the 2015 Sonata, with additional models to follow.

When it launches later this year, the app will be able to recognize over 45 features of the Sonata and offer insights for use, maintenance and repair when relevant parts of the car are viewed through a mobile device’s camera.

The app was created with the help of a survey of Hyundai customers who noted the most difficult-to-understand parts of the printed manuals for their vehicles. These were then used as a guideline for creating the AR portions of the app as well as the informational videos and overlay images included. In all, more than 82 how-to videos, six 3D overlay images for major portions of the vehicle, and more than 50 informational guides in 2D format are available within the app.

How-to videos and information are available in virtual guides that explain how to change an air filter, what is in the fuse box, how to refill or top off fluids like oil and brake, how to operate the smart cruise control or smart trunk, how to pair a phone through the Bluetooth system, and more.

The app will be free of charge for both Apple and Android devices and is demonstrated in the video below.

Source: Hyundai

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