Hyundai has announced a new collaboration with Australian car-sharing company Car Next Door.

The collaboration will allow Hyundai owners to list their cars for rent using an inbuilt Auto Link unit connected to an app on their smartphone.

The system will allow users to access and drive other Car Next Door-registered vehicles with their phone, negating the need for a traditional key.

The new Auto Link with Car Next Door functionallity will be introduced in 2019.

Hyundai Auto Link is currently available on the i30 hatch and Kona SUV with the application
giving owners information about their vehicle and helping them to drive more efficiently.

Hyundai motor company Australia COO Scott Grant said the technology would allow Hyundai owners to seamlessly and easily rent out their vehicle.

“By the end of 2019, Australians will be able to buy a Hyundai car with the built-in ability to seamlessly and easily rent it out and earn extra money.

“This capability will be pre-installed and integrated into a new version of Hyundai's Auto link unit, making it a simple matter to earn extra funds via Car Next Door's car-sharing platform.

“We think it will be a great extra option for Hyundai owners and we are proud to partner with Car Next Door in this fantastic innovation.”

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