January 7, 2014

Covisint Makes Google Glass Integration a Reality for Hyundai and Hyundai Owners

Covisint Platform to Flexibly Enable Automaker With Speed-to-Market, Ease-of-Integration and Scalability for New, Wearable Device Technologies

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consumer Electronics Show -- Covisint Corporation (Nasdaq:COVS), through its leading cloud engagement platform, will enable Hyundai Genesis owners to access vital vehicle information through Google Glass. The announcement, made yesterday by Hyundai, marks the debut of Hyundai's deployment of wearable technology.

With the Covisint platform, Hyundai is now able to quickly evaluate wearable technology, such as Google Glass, to address customer needs while also enabling Hyundai owners to access important owner services, vehicle safety, service, infotainment and applications. This advancement, made possible by Covisint's flexible, cloud-based platform, will help improve Hyundai's connected owner experience as well as its speed-to-market, ease-of-integration and scalability for new, wearable device technologies.

"Google Glass offers an innovative opportunity for Hyundai to define and extend the customer brand experience outside of the vehicle," said Barry Ratzlaff, Executive Director, Customer Connect and Service Business Development for Hyundai Motor America. "Hyundai Blue Link, combined with Google Glass and powered by Covisint cloud technology, delivers a unique experience for customers that makes popular features and functions even more convenient to access. The potential uses are endless."

This functionality specifically includes remote starting, point-of-interest (POI) searches, vehicle location, fuel alerts and nearby gas information, vehicle health reports, diagnostic and maintenance alerts, temperature and HVAC controls, roadside assistance and Blue Link call center engagement, among others. It will first be available to a limited number of "Explorers" -- early adopters of Google Glass technology -- and rolled out to larger populations of Hyundai owners soon after.

"The new 'Internet of Things' reality -- with billions of connected devices coming online -- rewards companies and technology that place the owner at the center of the digital-auto equation," said David McGuffie, Covisint President and Chief Executive Officer. "Hyundai is a bold innovator that listens and responds to its customers, and Covisint is proud to provide the platform to help redefine our customers' path to automotive and business success."

Covisint's cloud engagement platform offers a robust, secure and proven platform for driving additional revenue and customer loyalty through connected vehicle initiatives. With Covisint, CIOs, CMOs and line-of-business leaders can deliver a unified and global connected vehicle platform that aligns with their business strategies, through a single integrated experience across the car ownership lifecycle.

Hyundai Motor America

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, 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 Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Covisint

Covisint provides the leading cloud engagement platform for creating and enabling new mission-critical external business processes. Our solutions enable organizations to connect, engage, and collaborate with the critical external audiences that define their success -- including customers, business partners, and suppliers. Covisint allows its clients to establish a secure, reliable, integrated presence in the cloud, and offer the kind of engaging information experiences that people everywhere have come to expect. Learn more at www.covisint.com.

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