Covisint Secures and Integrates the Next Generation of Automotive Connectivity for Hyundai

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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consumer Electronics Show -- Covisint Corporation (Nasdaq:COVS), through its leading cloud engagement platform, will enable Hyundai to offer the latest in vital vehicle information and applications through Hyundai's Blue Link system. The latest features and enhancements--powered by Covisint--are first being offered to 2015 Hyundai Genesis owners.

Covisint technology will power the following Blue Link capabilities for Hyundai owners:

  • Remote vehicle start
  • Remote door lock/unlock
  • Temperature set for the HVAC system
  • Point of interest (POI) search sent to the Hyundai navigation system
  • Low fuel alerts and nearby gas station searches
  • Vehicle health reports
  • Diagnostic and maintenance alerts
  • The scheduling of vehicle maintenance appointments and reminders
  • Roadside assistance calls
  • Hyundai Blue Link agent access
  • Location of nearby dealers

"Covisint's capabilities align precisely with Hyundai's vision of improving our customers' lives through technology," said Barry Ratzlaff, Executive Director, Customer Connect and Service Business Development, Hyundai Motor America. "This partnership with Covisint extends Hyundai's premium brand experience and positions us as a bold innovator that's focused on constantly improving the customer experience."

In addition to delivering these personalized, convenient and time-saving features, Covisint's platform will also allow Hyundai to easily add future services, advancing Hyundai's capacity to continually improve ownership experiences and increase customer loyalty. The all-new 2015 Hyundai Genesis will debut in January at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and go on sale in the spring of 2014.

"Covisint helps Hyundai deliver on the full promise of connected ownership with a superior level of security and reliability," said David McGuffie, Covisint President and CEO. "Covisint's experience integrating and securing the 'Internet of Things' in a way that's meaningful to technology users provides Hyundai customers with a digital experience that's valuable, relevant and engaging."

Covisint's cloud engagement platform offers a robust, secure and proven platform for driving additional revenue and customer loyalty through connected vehicle initiatives. With Covisint, CIOs, CMOs and line-of-business leaders can deliver a unified and global connected vehicle platform that aligns with their business strategies, through a single integrated experience across the car ownership lifecycle.

Hyundai Motor America

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Covisint

Covisint provides the leading cloud engagement platform for creating and enabling new mission-critical external business processes. Our solutions enable organizations to connect, engage, and collaborate with the critical external audiences that define their success -- including customers, business partners, and suppliers. Covisint allows its clients to establish a secure, reliable, integrated presence in the cloud, and offer the kind of engaging information experiences that people everywhere have come to expect. Learn more at www.covisint.com.

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