While unveiling its new Next Gen Verna, Hyundai unveiled a new telematics app, which it also promoted under its new Digital India initiative. Called Auto Link, the app is available on both iOS and Android, and is presently only compatible with the new Verna. However, Hyundai promises to soon add support for the app to other cars. Also Read - Warning! Delete these 20 malicious apps immediately promising Minecraft modsAlso Read - 5 best Yoga apps for iOS in 2021: Use these apps and start your journey to fitness
The Auto Link app offers a bunch of features like providing data by analyzing a user s driving habits, prompts notifications for car maintenance, records driving history, provides easy access to roadside assistance contacts, etc. The app also has an in-built navigation system, that is powered by MapMyIndia. Here s a closer look at the features and how they work. Also Read - International Yoga Day 2021: 5 best weight loss apps you can try out
When you open the Auto Link app, you would see four tabs at the bottom. The first is the Dealer Network tab, which basically shows you Hyundai dealers around you. You have the option to navigate to the dealer s location as well. The second tab is Hyundai s mini-website, which allows you to book a test drive, book a car online, and access special offers.
The third tab is the notification centre, where you ll see prompts for car maintenance, weekly performance, and messages from dealers or call centers. The fourth tab is the in-built app that we mentioned. So if you use the Auto Link app, you could replace it with Google Maps.
Additionally, on the top left of the app is a menu drawer, which has some more options like driving information, driving history, roadside assistance, vehicle health check, among others. The driving information tab basically includes statistics such as the current distance, current travel time, the distance your travelled that time, the present day s total travel time, your car s fuel efficiency, fuel consumption, hard brakes, rapid accels, etc.
Driving history, which you can find my swiping the driving information tab to the left, is sorted by date. Each item consists of departure, arrive, maximum speed, average speed, average fuel efficiency, fuel consumption, rapid accels, hard braking, distance and travel time.
Finally, a feature which may well be borrowed from Google Maps, but is a great addition to this app is parking management, wherein you can pin the location where you parked your car and the app remembers it.
The Auto Link doesn t exactly bring a revolutionary technology, but the fact that it puts together the most essential things for a car owner together at one place, is what makes it pertinent.