LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CES 2015 -- Covisint Corporation (Nasdaq:COVS), provider of a B2B Cloud Platform that ensures trusted information gets where it needs to go securely and seamlessly, today announced that it is providing support for Hyundai's newly released Hyundai Blue Link smartwatch application. The application is the latest innovation in Hyundai's Blue Link telematics platform, which is secured and integrated by Covisint. With Blue Link, customers can remotely activate certain automotive functions, including remote start, as well as receive important vehicle information via their mobile devices, which now include smartwatches.
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As a key element of Hyundai Blue Link, the Covisint B2B Cloud Platform ensures that information can securely and easily move between vehicles and various devices. Companies like Hyundai are able to quickly evaluate and integrate new consumer technologies with their vehicles quickly and cost-effectively. The Covisint platform allows them to adapt to new opportunities in the market and continually provide customers with a modern, convenient owner experience.
"As connected vehicles become increasingly intertwined with their owners' daily lives, our goal is to offer technologies that can help make the customer experience as enriching and seamless as possible," said Barry Ratzlaff, executive director, customer connect and service business development for Hyundai Motor America, Hyundai. "With the new Hyundai Blue Link smartwatch application, consumers have yet another avenue to interact with their vehicles. Covisint worked with Hyundai AutoEver America, Hyundai Motor America and Station Digital Media to bring the solution to life."
"The Internet of Things has moved beyond being merely a concept to something that is completely reshaping today's technology landscape," said Aaron Aubrecht, senior vice president, products and marketing at Covisint. "Connected vehicles are a perfect illustration of what's made possible by the Internet of Things, and we will continue to work hand-in-hand with strategic partners like Hyundai to transform the owner/vehicle relationship, and improve the customer experience."
As one of the early pioneers in the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT), Covisint has long been at the forefront of helping customers and business partners embrace the larger automotive ecosystem and enable a better experience for owners. The ability for car manufactures to connect owners to the world around them will continue to proliferate as the IoT grows and ushers in a new dimension of vehicle connectivity such as vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure and mobile device communication. With the Covisint platform, customers have the ability to reuse a common foundation to innovate and bring new offerings to market faster, easier and more cost effectively.
Hyundai will debut and demonstrate the Blue Link smartwatch app at Pepcom's Digital Experience (January 5, 2015) and CES (January 6-9, 2015). All demonstrations of the application will be available on Samsung, Motorola, Sony and LG smartwatches in the North Hall, booth #2818 at CES.
About Hyundai Motor America
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, 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 Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling. For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit www.HyundaiAssurance.com
About Covisint Corporation
Covisint provides a single entry point for business partners, customers and employees to connect with enterprises that ensures trusted information gets to the right people and place at the right time. Covisint's B2B Cloud Platform enables solutions that allow enterprises and industries to solve complex information and user management challenges across Business-to-Partner (B2P), Business-to-Customer (B2C) and Business-to-Enterprise (B2E) relationships. Today, Covisint powers, secures and connects more than 212,000 business partners and customers to some of the world's leading global enterprises across multiple industries. Learn more at www.covisint.com.
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