Kia had the tube thing for years, Hyundai just simply borrowed it from Kia. On a 12” screen I don’t know how much other radio info people really want. I don’t know why Hyundai decided randomly to add it just to immediately remove it. Kia has an awesome “dynamic gauge” themed option on their gauge cluster that shows real time weather and time of day effects. It’s gimmickry but much cooler than Hyundai’s “cubes”. A little imagination would go a long way.No offense, but you're in the minority. The vast majority of people hated the tubes, as you can see if you browse Hyundai forums all over the net. It takes up screen real estate for no purpose. The new layout makes the song info more visible. And most people want to order their presets by order of preference, not what the system decides. It's not possible to satisfy everyone, unfortunately.
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HD radio no longer provides weather data. It's done through Bluelink now. I think you still get the doppler radar pic through HD radio, but the weather widget is internet-based for sure. As to traffic, if you use the nav, it uses Bluelink as well and can re-route you dynamically while driving. I've experienced it several times, including in the middle of nowhere, where no HD radio was likely available. Recently, it even prompted me to explain that the traffic conditions have changed, which is new.
What blind spot info do you want on the gauge cluster? The icon showing you that there's someone in your blind spot? The one that lights up in the mirrors and HUD? I mean, I guess, but why? It's already plenty visible where your eyes should be, which is not the gauge cluster if you're trying to change lanes (one reason I find the blind spot video feeds gimmicky: the last place I am looking at when changing lanes is the gauge cluster).
That’s great to hear they’ve moved on to BlueLink from HD weather and traffic. GM has something similar but is only free for 3 months and cost like $50 a month.
The blind spot info I want is what is on the Ionic 5 and EV6 gauge displays. Without moving your head or turning on your blinker to show the blind spot cameras, it just shows a graphical representation of the traffic around you. So you can look straight ahead and see there’s cars on either lane beside you as well has in front of you. All traffic is seen in one spot without turning your head Basically the same thing the HUD is showing on 2023’s only on the gauge display that’s visible at anytime of day.
Hyundai’s HUD is phased in the wrong direction for polarized glasses so it disappears unless you tilt your head 90 degrees. On other cars the phasing is corrected so that with polarized glasses you can see the HUD but it disappears if you tilt your head 90 degrees. Since I doubt Hyundai has fixed the HUD, I’d like to at least have the same information on the gauges. Since they already provide that info on other cars made in 2022-2023, it doesn’t make sense to keep the same old gauge display when updated versions are on other Hyundai/ Kia vehicles