Hyundai will debut a new infotainment system at the 2015 CES, Display Audio. It will be one of the first automakers to include AM and FM HD Radio capability alongside the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto platforms for smartphone integration.
Hyundai first offered HD Radio receivers back in 2008 on the Genesis and other models. Hyundai will eventually bring this new infotainment system to all of its entry-level models.
The new Hyundai model-year 2016 infotainment system has no CD player or embedded navigation system. Once the connection is made, users can access their smartphone for phone calls and contacts, music, navigation, messaging and optimized third-party apps. Display Audio will have navigation capability through smartphone integrations and will also offer entertainment apps for music, news, sports and podcasts.
Apple CarPlay offers third-party audio app support, such as Beats Music, iHeart Radio, MLB At Bat, Spotify, Stitcher, CBS Radio News and Podcasts, among others. Android Auto’s initial app roster includes iHeart Radio, MLB At Bat, Spotify, SoundCloud, Pandora, TextMe and WhatsApp.
IBiquity Digital will showcase the Hyundai Genesis in its booth at CES (8232 Central Hall.) The digital radio technology developer will also feature a Ford F-150, Chevrolet Tahoe, Lexus RC and a Volkswagen that include HD Radio tuners.