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The Android Wear app that Hyundai demonstrated at CES several weeks ago is now available on Google Play

Control Your Hyundai From Your Smartwatch

By Katie Kennedy

Editor's note: Do you remember the movie Jurassic Park? Remember how you thought it might be a bad idea to put people on an island full of man eating dinosaurs? I wonder if Hyundai is setting themselves up for their own Jurassic Park moment.-bg

Hyundai owners with the a smartwatch now have more remote control over their vehicles. The Android Wear app has made this possible with their version of Hyundai's Blue Link app.

The Android Wear app that Hyundai demonstrated at CES several weeks ago is now available on Google Play, letting owners of appropriately-equipped models control their cars from their wrists.

The app is basically a scaled-down version of the Blue Link app already available for Android phones — you can start and stop the engine, lock and unlock the doors, find the car if you can't remember where you parked it, and flash the lights, among other things.

The app also supports voice controls, so you can just say things like "find my car" instead of tapping through the UI.

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Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder and partner at Cognitio Corp and publsher of CTOvision.com