For upcoming Kia models, navigation will be upgraded with integrated Google Maps connectivity.
Just this month, Kia made an announcement that plans have been made to collaborate with Google in order to provide unrivaled navigation and connectivity in the upcoming second generation Kia UVO eServices telematics system. Current plans for this integration include the utilization of Google Maps and Google Places in order to help drivers search for, and navigate to points of interest with unparalleled speed and accuracy.
Initially, this system will be introduced as a feature of the 2014 Kia Sorento crossover SUV which is scheduled to go on sale during the first quarter of 2013. From that point on, the feature will be included as the new 2014 model year Kia vehicles become available.
Chief strategist and head of connected car programs at KMA, Henry Bzeih mentions, “The newest iteration of the UVO platform is a breakthrough as one of the industry’s first mobile pure app-based telematics systems, and now with the Google solutions… we take the platform to yet another level of enhancement. Due to the popularity and ease-of-use of Google Maps, owners can remain confident in the technology and information being delivered to them.”
Features of the new UVO system include Google integration, eServices Guide, Car Care Web, My Point of Interest, Parking Minder, Vehicle Diagnostics, 911 Connect, voice and touchscreen controls, and much more. With the new Google integration, drivers will find it much easier to own and operate the 2014 Kia Sorento. Apps that connect the car and a driver’s smartphone allow for connectivity outside of the car for features like the parking minder that can help owners find their parked vehicle or set an alarm for meter timers.
Stop by Cumberland Kia in Cookeville, TN for more information on the current or upcoming Kia models, including the 2014 Kia Sorento with Kia UVO eServices and Google integration.
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Cumberland KIA of Cookeville, TN offers an extensive inventory of new KIA cars and SUVs and pre-owned vehicles. Cumberland Kia also provides auto service, parts, and auto financing.
Cumberland KIA is located at 1560 Interstate Dr., Cookeville, TN 38501.
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