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Hyundai's Augmented-Reality App Helps You With An Oil Change

Trying to navigate your car's engine just got easier (if you have a Hyundai Sonata, anyway). The company revealed an augmented-reality owners manual.
Posted at 5:41 PM, Nov 12, 2015

Finding your way around one of these isn't easy.

And a hard-to-navigate manual doesn't make it any easier.

Hyundai wants to make understanding your car a little less challenging.

“While Hyundai is not quite ready to ditch the owners manual, this is a glimpse of things to come,” said the narrator in a Hyundai advertisement.

So it's launching Hyundai Virtual Guide, an augmented reality app and owners manual.

The app packs in 82 how-to vids, six augmented-reality overlays and 50 informational guides.

Using your phone or tablet's camera, the guide can show you augmented info about your air filter, clock, engine oil, fuse box and more.

It currently only works for the 2015 Sonata, but more models will be supported in the future.

This video includes images from Hyundai.