Luxury car maker Genesis announces new Google Home compatibility

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This new integration provides owners with the flexibility of sending common remote commands to their Genesis vehicle three different ways.

Genesis is Hyundai’s luxury division and today they’ve announced some Google Home compatibility between their cars and app. The Google Home compatibility features include some of the following features. Genesis owners can now use Google Assistant to remote start, lock, or send a destination to their cars. Users will also be able to use their keyboards to type commands should they not want to use voice. This Google Home compatibility works through the new Genesis app available to Genesis owners. Here are a few more features that Genesis is touting.

This new integration provides owners with the flexibility of sending common remote commands to their Genesis vehicle three different ways:

  • Voice commands via the Assistant on Google Home
  • Voice commands via the Google Assistant on eligible Android phones or iPhones
  • Text commands via the Google Assistant on a smartphone

Owners have the ability to send the following commonly used Genesis Connected Services commands to their vehicle via the Google Assistant

  • Sending a destination to the car’s navigation system
  • Remote Start with Climate Control
  • Remote Lock & Unlock
  • Remote horn/lights

Read the full press below for more information on how Genesis is integrating Google Home into their experience. What do you think of this new capability? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

FULL PRESS RELEASE

Genesis Announces New Google Assistant Compatibilities

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 16, 2017 – Genesis Connected Services is getting a lot more powerful with the introduction of the Genesis app for the Google Assistant today. All Genesis vehicles are equipped with three years of complimentary Genesis Connected Services, which allows connectivity into the car with technology like Remote Start with Climate Control, Destination Search powered by Google®, Remote Door Lock/Unlock and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. The Genesis app for the Google Assistant allows control of various functions of a Genesis vehicle with simple voice commands or smartphone keyboard inputs.

How It Works

To send commands to Genesis Vehicles via the Google Assistant on Google Home or a smartphone, engineers developed a way to link a customer’s Genesis Connected Services Account with the Google Assistant voice activated services. Once a customer has successfully linked his or her account, Remote Service commands can be sent to Genesis vehicles only after the Google Assistant prompts owners for their Connected Services Personal Identification Number (PIN).

Examples of these voice commands to the Google Assistant include asking about the weather and then remote starting the vehicle with climate control:

Google Home compatibility

Set the temp in your car via Google Home.

The image below demonstrates using the Assistant on phones by locating and sending destinations directly to the Genesis navigation system:

If voice commands are not an option in a certain situation, the Genesis app allows owners to send commands via the Google Assistant keyboard on their smartphone. For example, say you are in a crowded concert hall and cannot remember if you locked your car:

 

All of these features, in addition to the recently launched Genesis Virtual Guide, will be available to demo at the second annual WIRED Store in Santa Monica from August 23 through September 4, 2017. The luxury pop-up, presented by Genesis, offers a chance to experience new product demos blending the smart home with the smart car, and is the exclusive demo site for new smart features of the 2017 Genesis G90 — the Genesis flagship sedan, which focuses on combining human-centered luxury with cutting-edge innovation. For more information on the WIRED Store please visit http://store.wired.com or follow @WIREDInsider.

Genesis Motor America

Genesis Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., distributes, markets and services Genesis vehicles in the United States. Genesis is a global luxury automotive brand that delivers the highest standards of performance, design and innovation. A total of six new Genesis models will launch by 2021 and will compete with the world’s most renowned luxury car brands. All Genesis vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by an industry-leading warranty with enhanced roadside assistance and concierge services.

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