We know that when you’re on the go, you still want to stay connected. But using your phone to text, listen to music or access apps while you’re driving can be dangerous. But now, there’s a solution with the new 2017 Hyundai Elantra, thanks to its Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features.

With Apple CarPlay, iPhone users can connect their smartphone to their Hyundai Elantra and then use their phone through the Elantra’s Display Audio touchscreen system. Instead of having to look down and fumble with their phone, drivers will be able to stay focused on the most important task—driving. But they’ll also be able to make calls, get directions, listen to music and retrieve messages through CarPlay’s voice commands and conveniently located seven-inch touchscreen. Also, with two USB ports, drivers shouldn’t have any trouble keeping their iPhones charged.

Apple CarPlay, available on the 2017 model sedan, is compatible with the Apple iPhone 5 and current iPhone models using the iOS 7.1 operating system or higher.

But what if you’re not an Apple smartphone user? What if you have an Android phone? Don’t worry! You’re covered too.

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra’s smartphone integration also applies to Android phones running Android 5.0, Lollipop or higher. Compatible functions include Google Maps, streaming audio, voice-controlled search and more than 40 other different apps.

If you want to get a preview of how the Android Auto system works before the 2017 cars are out, you can visit us and check out the 2015 and 2016 Hyundai Sonatas at your San Diego Hyundai dealer, Kearny Mesa Hyundai. Android Auto is already available on those model vehicles.

Both the Apple and Android systems provide convenience, and we think they’re pretty stylish too. But the most important benefit is how they enhance safety.

“The new smartphone integrations will help to keep drivers’ eyes on the road and hands on the wheel, helping to reduce driver distraction,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of product and corporate planning at Hyundai Motor America.

We think that’s another great reason to be impressed by the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. But come see us at our location at 4797 Convoy Street in San Diego, and our team at Kearny Mesa Hyundai will be happy to give you many more!