The Hyundai Safety Cockpit Detects Road Rage to Keep You Safe

safety beltHyundai is developing technologies to help keep you safe behind the wheel, including one recent development that is designed to detect road rage. The system is a cockpit that measures the physical and mental state of drivers, helping to detect mood with face recognition, among other technologies. This could just be one of the most advanced safety systems developed to date.

According to CNBC, the Hyundai concept cockpit is designed to track a number of signs, from heat rate, posture, and breathing to facial recognition. By measuring these things, this innovative system can determine when you’re alert or angry, and it can make changes to the atmosphere of driving. This includes seat positioning, heating, lighting, temperature, volume, and even smells.

Measuring a driver’s mental state will help to keep the “optimum health and mental attitude” for safe driving, said Mike O’Brien, the VP at Hyundai, during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.

Believe it or not, about 80% of drivers show symptoms of road rage, which can do serious damage. Driving while emotional can cause speeding, rapid acceleration, hard brakes, and more—all of which increases the risk of an accident. This new Hyundai safety cockpit could just keep you better protected than ever before.

What’s New for the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe?

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe arrives this year in a refreshed form. Hyundai Santa Fe updates include revised styling, more standard technology, and newly available safety features.

With refreshed styling on both the front and rear, the Santa Fe is more attractive than ever. It has sleek lines that give it a sense of motion, even while standing still. The front end styling also includes new LED daytime running lights.

Inside, the Santa Fe is just as stylish with a classy design and well-placed controls. Buyers will love features like a standard 7-inch touchscreen on all trim levels, as well as a rearview camera, Bluetooth, Hyundai’s Blue Link system, and even Android Auto compatibility. This year, there is even an available USB charging port for the third row.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

For 2017, buyers can add more safety than ever before. These new features include a lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking for forward collision mitigation, a 360-degree parking camera, and adaptive cruise control.

Powering the Santa Fe is a 3.3-liter V6 engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. All trims come standard with front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available. When properly equipped, the Santa Fe can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Visit us at Rex Perry Hyundai and check out the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe for yourself.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

If you haven’t seen the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport yet, get excited. It’s got lots to offer, from style to utility to technology. Here’s some of the best the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has to offer.

Style

The Santa Fe Sport has plenty to offer when it comes to style. New headlights and fog lights make an even bigger impact and distinct body lines accentuate this crossover’s sporty frame.

Seating

Rear-seated passengers will get plenty of comfort and space thanks to seats that offer numerous adjustments. It’s easy to make the back seats comfy for kids or adults.

Space

You’ll get plenty of cargo space with the Santa Fe Sport. With all seats folded down, you’ll get an impressive 71.5 cubic feet of space so that you’ll transport almost anything. And with 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, you’ll get more storage option than other SUVs.

Safety

Don’t worry, you’ll be plenty safe in the Santa Fe Sport. It’s a safer Santa Fe Sport than ever, especially with the addition of driver-assistive features that give you extra help on the highway.

So what are you waiting for? The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is ready for you at Rex Perry Hyundai.

Introducing the New 2017 Hyundai i10

HyundaiHyundai is all about innovation, and that’s why the automaker is premiering the brand-spanking-new 2017 Hyundai i10. It’s set to make an epic debut at the Paris Auto Show.

It’s not even released yet, but the i10 is already making quite the impact. It’s got some great updates that make the 2017 model year a welcomed breath of fresh air. It starts on the outside, with a revised grille that makes for a more aggressive statement. It’s also sporting LED daytime running lamps and updated tail lamps that stand out and increase visibility on the road.

The interior boasts technical updates like a new infotainment system that’s Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible. Plus, there’s increased safety in new driver-assist technologies that help you stay in control behind the wheel.

This small-but-mighty car is perfect for you if you love saving money, too, because its fuel efficiency tops the charts!

Currently, the i10 is just hitting European soil, so if you’re planning a trip across the ocean, keep an eye out for this stylish hatchback zipping across the roads!

If you like what you hear about the i10, you’ll love the other Hyundai models available in the United States! Stop by Rex Perry Hyundai today to see.

Best Back-to-School Cars

It’s that time of year again! School is back in session and you need a car that’ll get you to and from college safely, or your kids to and from high school! Here are some of the best back-to-school cars you can get this year.

Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Sonata – Available at Perry Hyundai!

2016 Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata has the benefits of a sedan (like amazing 31.5 combined mpg) with the ample storage and passenger space you’re looking for. With 106.1 feet of cubic space in the cabin, the Sonata offers plenty of room if you’re carpooling. Plus, an automatically unlocking trunk makes it easier than ever to pack up and unload your car. It’s ideal for long or short travels!

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV was built for families. Do you have a son or daughter that does extracurricular activities like football, dance, basketball, or soccer? The Santa Fe will transport your kids along with their teammates and all of their gear with ease. The Santa Fe can tote up to 7 passengers and comes with accommodating features like a 40/20/40 split-folding seat, satin-fighting seats, and a hands-free Smart Liftgate with auto open.

Just ask us here at Rex Perry Hyundai for more suggestions on back-to-school cars!

The 2017 Elantra Design Is Engaging, Bold, and Refined

The Hyundai Elantra is back and better than ever. This compact model comes with an especially quiet ride, smart design, and the latest in infotainment technology. Looking at the stylish and practical sedan, car buyers are realizing the potential of the Elantra now more than ever. It’s the perfect time to buy this great new model.

2017 Hyundai Elantra
2017 Hyundai Elantra

The 2017 Elantra design is one of its great new features, both inside and out. The contoured body is engaging and sleek, with aerodynamic curves that will grab attention on the highway. Plus, with distinct lighting, a wide hexagonal grille, and a range of bright color tones to choose from, the new Elantra doesn’t get any better.

The interior design is just as impressive as the exterior. “The Elantra’s cabin wholly embraces the art of simplicity without feeling overly boring or stale,” said the auto writers at KBB.com. “The steering wheel offers plenty of flexibility for a variety of body types, while the driver’s seat won us over with its 8-way power adjustment, ample thigh support and, unlike the Civic or Cruze, memory settings and 2-way lumbar support.”

The Hyundai Elantra is a compact model, but you wouldn’t guess from the interior. The passenger cabin is surprisingly roomy, with 14.4 cubic feet of cargo room—among the largest in its segment—as well as seating for five. You won’t want to leave the driver’s seat of this new model. Aside from the design, discover what else makes the Elantra so enjoyable by test driving this model for yourself.

Hyundai Debuts 2016 Veloster Rally Edition

It’s hard to miss the Hyundai Veloster with its sporty, crouching silhouette. The athletic hatchback made its debut back in 2012 with three doors and space for four passengers, which made it an ideal vehicle for drivers who wanted a sleek and attractive ride without sacrificing functionality. Now, for the 2016 model, Hyundai has introduced the new Veloster Rally Edition, which will target performance enthusiasts looking for a more “sport hatch” experience.

2016 Hyundai Veloster Rally
2016 Hyundai Veloster Rally

The Rally, which hits the top end of the Veloster’s price range at a sticker price of $23,950, is a limited edition and features unique Matte Marathon Blue paint, aero accents made to look like carbon fiber, a sport-tuned suspension, black seating with blue leatherette bolsters, and badging with floor mats unique to the model. The lightweight wheels are created by Rays Engineering, a Japanese manufacturer known for its high-end wheels in motorsports. All standard features for the base Veloster will also be included.

The Veloster Rally Edition offers a comfortable and pleasurable drive that’s quiet, fun, and more athletic than the standard Hyundai Veloster. Unique styling, badging, and noticeable cosmetic changes inside and out make the Rally package more than just performance-focused. Plus, with the Veloster’s sizable 15.5 cubic feet of cargo space, foldable rear seats, and a fuel rating of 28 mpg combined, this hatchback is energetic, attractive, and functional.

Hyundai Tucson Named One of 10 Best Family Cars

The new Tucson was recently named the one of the 10 Best Family Cars by Parents Magazine and Edmunds. Teaming together, Parents and Edmunds looked at a range of vehicles on the US market, paying special attention to convenience, safety, and entertainment. The Hyundai Tucson was judged to be one of the best models for families, beating out competition left and right.

2016 Hyundai Tucson
2016 Hyundai Tucson

According to Hyundai, the Tucson was specifically recognized for its spacious interior, with two-stage reclining seats and tons of legroom. In terms of ergonomics, you won’t be more comfortable than when you’re behind the wheel of the new Tucson. Plus, with its excellent visibility, great standard safety features, and a smooth ride, you won’t want to leave the driver’s seat.

“We understand parents look for vehicles that provide the top safety for their families and we took that seriously with the redesigned Tucson,” said Mike O’Brien, VP of corporate and product planning for Hyundai. “This recognition from Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com shows we are committed to providing better vehicles for our owners – through better safety, quality and design features that set us apart.”

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson also comes with added safety systems like Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors, and more. Also named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, it’s easy to see why the Tucson was chosen as one of the 10 Best Family Cars.

CarPlay Coming to more Hyundai Models

Are you a fan of Apple CarPlay? We’ve got some good news for you! CarPlay is coming to several 2015-2017 Hyundai models including the Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport, Elantra GT, Tucson, Sonata, Veloster, and Genesis. Currently, you can get this software on your current 2015 and 2016 Sonata through MyHyundai.com. If you don’t want to download the software yourself, you can stop by your local Hyundai dealer and they will download it for you for a small installation fee.

If you’ve never used Apple CarPlay before, you’ll definitely want to check it out. It makes smartphone features readily available through your vehicle’s touch screen display. You can use voice recognition to access information which will reduce driver distraction.

2015 Hyundai Sonata Interior

Would you like to learn more about Apple CarPlay and the integration of it with your new Hyundai? Stop by Rex Perry Hyundai and one of our friendly team members will give you the full rundown of its features.