Vodafone Idea And Kia Motors India To Enhance Connected Car Service

  • Vodafone Idea will offer its huge range of automotive IoT solutions to Kia Motors.
  • These include real-time navigation and access point name (APN) service, among others.

Telecom service provider, Vodafone Idea has entered into a partnership with Kia Motors to support connected car services in India.

Under the agreement, Vodafone Idea will offer its automotive internet of things (IoT) solutions that includes: real-time traffic navigation, voice integrated e-SIMS, 3G/4G data, SMS and secure access point name (APN) service.

The solutions will facilitate Kia to locate its automobiles, enable real-time data exchange and support a wide range of telematics-enabled connected car services for its customers.

Connected cars, a reality

Nick Gliddon, Vodafone Idea Chief Enterprise Business Officer, said, “As industry and consumers adapt to this digital disruption, it allows Vodafone Idea Business Services to introduce end-to-end IoT solutions to our automobile partners. Our global expertise and deep understanding of Indian consumers helped us to work closely with Kia Motors and make connected cars a reality for Kia Motors in India.”

Manohar Bhat, Vice President and Head – Sales and Marketing, Kia Motors India, said, “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.”

Kia Motors will begin implementing the connected car technology in its Kia Seltos car series. The automobile currently provides features such as AI voice command, auto collision notification, SOS-emergency assistance, remote engine start and stop and car indoor air quality monitor.