If you are looking to buy a car from Hyundai, you might be able to get one with Google's Android Auto technology already installed. Hyundai announced today that it is the first car company to offer that option inside its vehicles, beginning with the 2015 Sonata with Navigation. Here's what car shoppers can expect:
Owners of existing 2015 Sonata with Navigation can get the Android Auto software update free of charge at Hyundai dealers starting today. Later this summer, owners can visit www.hyundaiusa.com/myhyundai and download the Android Auto software onto a USB memory drive. Owners will need a MyHyundai account to start the Android Auto download. A MyHyundai account requires name, address and a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Once the USB with the Android Auto software is inserted into their Sonata's USB port, it will automatically update the vehicle's Navigation system to make it Android Auto compatible. The Android Auto compatible Navigation system with an eight-inch touchscreen display is available on the Sonata Sport, Eco, Limited, Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T models.
Hyundai car owners with Android Auto will need a smartphone with Android 5.0 Lollipop or later, along with the Android Auto companion app.