Hyundai Announces Augmented Reality Owner’s Manual
“The Virtual Guide is aimed at educating our owners on how to use the functions and features of their vehicle,” said Frank Ferrara, executive vice president, customer satisfaction, Hyundai Motor America. “We modernized the idea of an owner’s manual to provide the highest-quality user experience for the growing population of tech savvy consumers.”
The Hyundai Virtual Guide uses two- and three-dimensional tracking technology to deliver deep levels of information related to different parts of the car. Users simply position their phone or tablet’s camera over the part they want to learn more about.
The Hyundai Virtual Guide can provide how-to information on the following: engine oil, brake fluid, warning indicators and more.
Hyundai is no stranger to reinventing the owner’s manual. In 2010, Hyundai launched the Equus Owner's Manual App for iPad®, iPhone and iPod touch. In 2014, the Hyundai Assurance Car Care mobile and in-vehicle app arrived, putting the owner’s manual right inside the vehicle’s touchscreen. Hyundai plans to fully launch its Virtual Guide later this year.