2011 Hyundai Equus Includes an iPad to Replace Paper Manual

Wednesday April 14th, 2010 at 10:44 PM
Posted by: michael.leroy

Apple iPadBuy one iPad and for an additional $49,500 get an Equus

Hyundai announced at this year’s New York Auto Show the 2011 Equus will come with an Apple iPad preloaded with a digital copy of the owner’s manual.

The all-digital owner’s manual will be a fully interactive application. Could this be the end of the traditional paper owner’s manual sitting unread in our gloveboxes or a marketing ploy riding on the success of Apple’s new product?

An iPad as an owners manual comes with its own set of problems. Imagine having to change the tire or replace a headlight bulb and realizing you left the iPad at home so Junior could play Scrabble on it. What happens the first time you drop the “digital manual?” Spending another $499 just to read your manual will be a pain unless Hyundai offers other methods of viewing the manual.

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