Hyundai has announced plans to launch an augmented reality owner’s manual app. The Hyundai Virtual Guide app will allow consumers to use their smartphone or tablet computer to get how-to information for repairs, maintenance and vehicle features. The Hyundai Virtual Guide is compatible with the 2015 Sonata model, and will soon become available for additional models. The new app recognizes more than 45 major features of the Sonata and is a free download in the Apple App store and Google Play.

“The Virtual Guide is aimed at educating our owners on how to use the functions and features of their vehicle,” said Frank Ferrara, executive vice president, customer satisfaction, Hyundai Motor America. “We modernized the idea of an owner’s manual to provide the highest-quality user experience for the growing population of tech savvy consumers.”

The Hyundai Virtual Guide uses two- and three-dimensional tracking technology to deliver deep levels of information related to different parts of the car. Users simply position their phone or tablet’s camera over the part they want to learn more about.

The Hyundai Virtual Guide can provide how-to information on the following: engine oil, brake fluid, warning indicators and more.

Hyundai is no stranger to reinventing the owner’s manual. In 2010, Hyundai launched the Equus Owner's Manual App for iPad®, iPhone and iPod touch. In 2014, the Hyundai Assurance Car Care mobile and in-vehicle app arrived, putting the owner’s manual right inside the vehicle’s touchscreen. Hyundai plans to fully launch its Virtual Guide later this year.