Google Home speaker and Hyundai IONIQ

Google Home speaker and Hyundai IONIQ

Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley plans to unveil a new feature tomorrow that allows vehicle owners to control various functions through Google Assistant voice commands.

The company is scheduled to showcase the integration at Pepcom’s Digital Experience at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, an annual event for media that precedes the official kickoff of CES, the world’s largest consumer electronics show.

Users who link their Blue Link Account with Google Assistant voice-activated services can use several voice commands to do various functions, including finding restaurants, sending addresses to the car’s navigation system, inquiring about weather and traffic conditions, and remote starting with climate control, activating horns or lights, and charging Hyundai’s plug-in electric vehicles.

The North American unit of Seoul-based Hyundai Motor Co. debuted similar features in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show that enable owners of its entire 2017 lineup to activate voice commands through an Amazon Echo speaker-equipped home or office.

In a change from the last several years, CES will kick off on Thursday and run through the weekend.