Genesis Connected Services is getting a lot more powerful with the introduction of the Genesis app for the Google Assistant today. All Genesis vehicles are equipped with three years of complimentary Genesis Connected Services, which allows connectivity into the car with technology like Remote Start with Climate Control, Destination Search powered by Google®, Remote Door Lock/Unlock and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. The Genesis app for the Google Assistant allows control of various functions of a Genesis vehicle with simple voice commands or smartphone keyboard inputs.
To send commands to Genesis Vehicles via the Google Assistant on Google Home or a smartphone, engineers developed a way to link a customer’s Genesis Connected Services Account with the Google Assistant voice activated services. Once a customer has successfully linked his or her account, Remote Service commands can be sent to Genesis vehicles only after the Google Assistant prompts owners for their Connected Services Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Genesis Google Assistant will be available to demo at the second annual WIRED Store in Santa Monica from August 23 through September 4, 2017. The luxury pop-up, presented by Genesis, offers a chance to experience new product demos blending the smart home with the smart car, and is the exclusive demo site for new smart features of the 2017 Genesis G90 — the Genesis flagship sedan, which focuses on combining human-centered luxury with cutting-edge innovation. For more information on the WIRED Store please visit http://store.wired.com or follow @WIREDInsider.
The 2017 Genesis G90 was rated the most appealing vehicle by J.D. Power in the competitive Large Premium Car segment* this year with a score of 905. Additionally, the Genesis brand placed second in J.D. Power’s U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study among premium vehicles.
The APEAL Study assesses how much owners like or dislike 77 attributes in 10 categories of their new vehicle at 90 days of ownership. These attributes include driving dynamics, visibility and safety, storage and space and interior and exterior design. A total of 69,990 surveys were completed encompassing 33 brands and 243 models.
“We believe in respecting vehicle owners and their passengers and designed a flagship vehicle that redefines the meaning of luxury,” said Erwin Raphael, general manager of Genesis in the U.S. “It is an honor to know that our vehicle owners have rated the G90 number one overall in this year’s J.D. Power APEAL survey.”
The 2017 Genesis G90 won a Total Quality Award as the highest quality vehicle in the luxury car segment by car buyers in Strategic Vision’s annual Total Quality Impact (TQI) report based on results from its New Vehicle Experience Study (NVES). In addition, the Genesis G90 received the third-highest TQI score in the entire industry.
The NVES surveyed over 42,000 new vehicle buyers from July to December 2016 after the first 90 days of ownership. New vehicle buyers rated their vehicles on over 150 different attributes regarding the value and quality of their ownership experience. The Total Quality Impact score represents true differences between vehicles, including an evaluation of the vehicle’s physical and perceived aspects.
“Receiving this award is a strong testament to our commitment to respecting the vehicle ownership experience and connecting with owners on every level,” said Erwin Raphael, general manager of Genesis in the U.S. “It is a great honor to receive this award from the prestigious Strategic Vision organization in our first year in the U.S. market among other established luxury brands.”