Hyundai Owners Manual Goes High Tech

File this one under, “How have they not thought of this before.”

Before 2015 is over, Hyundai will become the first mainstream automaker to launch an augmented reality owner’s manual app. The Hyundai Virtual Guide app is the brand’s take on a traditionally paper owner’s manual and allows drivers and passengers to have access to an enhanced information including how-to information for repairs, maintenance and vehicle features.

The app also contains 82 how-to videos, six 3D overlay images that appear once users scan areas of their vehicle like the engine bay and more than 50 informational guides. Additionally, the Hyundai Virtual Guide uses 2D and 3D tracking technology to deliver deep levels of information related to different parts of the car. Users simply position their phone or tablet’s camera over the part they want to learn more about.

When it launches, the Hyundai Virtual Guide will only be available for the 2015 Sonata but it will soon be available for additional models.

The Guide app is available for download from the Apple App store and Google Play.

image courtesy of Hyundai

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