Google Maps Coming to Hyundai & Kia Vehicles

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Two big car companies are teaming up with Google to provide the ultimate driving experience in 2013.

In separate press releases, car manufacturers Hyundai and Kia revealed they’d integrate Google’s navigation into their vehicles.

For Hyundai, it means Google Maps will assist the company’s Blue Link telematics service.

“The integration of Google Maps APIs makes Blue Link even more effective. We look forward to continuing work with Google to bring innovative solutions to Hyundai owners,” stated Hyundai Director of Customer Connect Barry Ratzlaff in a press release.

Meanwhile, Kia’s Henry Bzeih commented, “Due to the popularity and ease-of-use of Google Maps, owners can remain confident in the technology and information being delivered to them,” in a press release appearing on PR Newswire.

In November, Chevrolet announced it would integrate Apple’s Siri service into its Chevy Spark and Sonic.