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Voice recognition software often lies somewhere between the most remarkable thing ever invented and the bane of human existence. If you’ve ever used a voice command to successfully change the music or connect with a friend, you know how easy it can be. Conversely, if you’ve tried to call a restaurant with a foreign-sounding name, the result can be both hilarious and frustrating. Hyundai is taking a big step toward refining voice recognition to the point needed for future transportation by rolling out the “Intelligent Personal Agent” as early as 2018. Co-developed with SoundHound, a Silicon Valley innovator, Intelligent Personal Agent will let drivers use voice commands for many different operations, including those required for self-driving cars. You will see the result of this innovation as early as next fall when the 2019 Hyundai models start arriving at Chapman Hyundai on Bell Road.

Control Everything With Sound of Your Voice

Along with the traditional uses of voice recognition, such as texting, phone calls and changing music, the new software promises to let you control important vehicle functions including temperature control, door locks and the sunroof. You can also gather various vehicle data and control electronic items at home. “Sophisticated voice recognition and AI integration are core to effectively providing drivers with the massive content and data that future connected vehicles have to offer,” according to Hyundai executive Paul Choo. “These elements play a key role in delivering connected car-generated information.

Multiple Command Ability Sets Agent Apart

Hyundai’s Intelligent Personal Agent will have a multi-command function that sets it apart from other voice recognition systems. This function will allow you to give a command such as “turn the temperature in the car to 70 degrees and turn on all the lights at home.” Recognizing two separate commands in a single sentence is a huge step ahead of what’s currently technologically viable. “We spent a decade developing Houndify, the most advanced voice AI platform, to enable partners the ability to create customized experiences for the projects,” said SoundHound CEO Keyvan Mohajer. “We are thrilled to work with Hyundai Motor to revolutionize the in-car experience.”

Debuts at CES in January

Hyundai will debut the Intelligent Personal Agent at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, utilizing a text cockpit that is activated by the voice command “Hi Hyundai.” Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles will be the first recipients of the new technology, followed by other models later in the year. Stay in touch with Chapman Hyundai on Bell Road for further developments on the future of voice recognition software and how it relates to your transportation needs.

While the possibility of a white Christmas in the Phoenix area is about the same as winning the lottery, there’s a relatively easy way for you to have a green Christmas. Swing by Chapman Hyundai on Bell Road and take a test drive in the new Hyundai Ioniq hybrid. With a combined rating of 58 mpg for both city and highway driving and range of up to 690 miles, the Ioniq is the perfect way for you to say Happy Holidays while professing your love for the planet.

The Hybrid Built for Modern Drivers

With an aerodynamic, sporty design, a hatchback that carries a phenomenal amount of stuff and performance that will surprise you, the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid is the vehicle built for modern driving needs. The Ioniq takes hybrid driving to a new level, with safety features, creature comforts and desirable amenities lacking in the competition. When equipped with the optional Automatic Emergency Braking and HID headlights, the Ioniq hybrid earned the Top Safety Pick + rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Other available safety features include blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert and lane departure warning, all designed to help you and your passengers arrive at your destination safely.

Works Well with Your Smartphone

The Hyundai Ioniq’s infotainment system uses a touchscreen to control some limited smartphone apps. The Ioniq incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to work with virtually any smartphone, allowing you to get entertainment and information via an easy-to-use interface. Use the power of touch or voice recognition to access navigation, mail, texts and calls without taking your eyes off the road. The Ioniq also offers a wireless charging station to bring your phone up to optimal power levels. No need to fuss with plugs or have unsightly cords dangling about, just set your phone on the pad and let it charge away.

A World Full of Features

On those cold mornings, the Hyundai Ioniq offers seat warmers to help take the chill off the ride to work. Approach the Ioniq with your proximity key in your pocket, unlock the doors and slide behind the wheel. Just push a button to fire up the electric motor and take off. There’s no more waiting to let the engine get warm. If you share your Ioniq with others, an available integrated memory system lets you position yourself perfectly every time with just the touch of a button. That feature also slides the seat back when the engine stops, making your exit and entrance easy. See all the benefits of owning the affordable Hyundai Ioniq when you visit Chapman Hyundai on Bell Road. Holiday savings are happening now, so don’t delay.