Hyundai’s Blue Link and Kia’s UVO infotainment systems will be adding three Google features: Send2Car, Point of Interest Search and Local Search by Voice. Send2Car lets travelers send destinations to their vehicle’s navigation system from a computer or via a mobile phone app, and the POI and local searches are continuously updated in Google Places’ database. The new data service integrations mean that drivers will have more access to more destinations and be able to find them more quickly.
Hyundai hasn’t said when the new features will debut nor on what model. Kia buyers will find them introduced on the 2014 Kia Sorento expected to roll into dealerships shortly, with the Forte sedan following. You’ll find a press release on the updates below.