Vodafone Idea inks connected car deal with Kia Motors

Vodafone Idea announced its partnership with Kia Motors for the India launch of UVO connected car system with the new Kia Seltos.
Vodafone Idea BusinessVodafone Idea’s expertise in automotive IoT will help Kia deploy a connected solution in the Indian market through integration of eSIMS with voice, 3G / 4G data, SMS, secured APN service and API integration.

The solution empowers Kia to locate its cars, enable real-time exchange of data and power a whole range of telematics enabled connected car services to its customers, Nick Gliddon, chief enterprise business officer, Vodafone Idea, said.

The mid-SUV, Kia Seltos includes UVO connected car technology powered by Vodafone Idea and provides 37 smart features under five separate sections – navigation, safety and security, vehicle management, remote control and convenience.

The features offered in Kia Seltos under the specified sections 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, Vodafone Idea said.