Is This The Future Of Owners’ Manuals?


How cool would it be to be able to do this?

Automakers are focusing on packing its vehicles withtechnology, which may or may not be a good thing. But Hyundai’s latest piece oftechnology is something that we would enjoy using. Previously, the automaker convertedthe traditional owner’s manual into an iOS app and then put the manual in thevehicle’s touchscreen. In itslatest venture, Hyundai is looking to once again change the way owners interactwith their vehicles and is attempting to get rid of the traditional owners' manual for good.

Hyundai is planning on launching the Hyundai Virtual Guideapp later this year, which will be able to recognize over 45 features and offermore information on maintenance, repair and even use when relevant parts of thevehicle are viewed through a camera on a mobile device.

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With automakers trying to create extremely compact enginebays and even more complex car manuals, it’s nice to see something that will actuallyhelp enthusiasts with their vehicles. The app will be compatible with the 2015 Sonata in the beginning with additional models following suit. Hyundai created the augmented reality app because customers were having a hard time understanding some of the parts in the manual. For ease of use, Hyundai created more than 82 how-to videos, more than 50 information guides and six 3D overlays for major portions of the vehicle.