Vodafone Idea, Kia Motors Team up for Connected Car Services

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South Korean automobile company Kia Motors has decided to venture into the Indian connected car sector by collaborating with telecom operator Vodafone Idea. The companies have signed a partnership for the India debut of its UVO connected car system with the Kia Seltos.

“Connected Cars, once an aspirational concept in the Indian market, has become a reality now,” Nick Gliddon, chief enterprise business officer of Vodafone Idea, said in a press release.

Simply put, a connected car has seamless connectivity to the internet which enables a host of features which can make driving an easier and safer experience.

“Kia Motors India aims to enhance the in-cabin and driving experience of our customers and we are confident that this partnership will enable them to be able to fully experience the array of connected and interactive features provided by UVO connect seamlessly, anywhere and everywhere,” Manohar Bhat, Vice President and Head – Sales and Marketing, Kia Motors India said.

The mid-SUV, Kia Seltos will come with 37 smart features under five separate sections – navigation, safety and security, vehicle management, remote control and convenience.

The smart features include, AI voice command, stolen vehicle tracking and immobilization, auto collision notification, SOS-emergency assistance, remote engine start and stop, remotely operated air purifier and in-car air quality monitor. It will also come equipped with safety alerts for geo fence, time fence, speed and valet.

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