Partnership is to provide on-demand car cleaning through its Blue Link connected car package.
This will enable subscribers to schedule a wash through the Hyundai companion app, following which a Washos crew will show up and clean the vehicle.
In addition to the Washos crew clean the exterior of the vehicle, the attendant will also be granted temporary authority to remotely unlock the vehicle to detail the interior.
More plans are in store for Blue Link aside from carwashes. It is partnering with Smartcar to expand the service into Blue Link All-Access, allowing Hyundai owners to remotely order groceries and fuel via a mobile app and have them delivered straight to the vehicle.
“This proof of concept will allow us to understand the benefits, requirements and challenges of linking to third party providers. Developing an open Blue Link ecosystem creates a myriad of possible business models for the future,” said Manish Mehrotra, director of digital business planning and connected operations for Hyundai Motor America.
For current owners, Hyundai’s Blue Link package costs $100 per year. The additional services will be free for the first three years for all 2018 Hyundai models and will be launched in Los Angeles before expanding into the Bay Area. PWKD07122017
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