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Kia rebrands in-car telematics tech to Kia Connect

Kia has rebranded its in-car and app-based telematics system to Kia Connect.

The Kia Connect app enables EV drivers to set climate control levels and check/plan charging schedules and range remotely

Previously known as UVO Connect, Kia Connect encompasses a series of features designed to enhance vehicle connectivity, functionality and user control.

Accessed via the central touchscreen, solutions include real-time navigation that also draws on historical traffic data for accurate traffic predictions. Users can also access Kia Connect Live Services functionality, including data from a range of specialist providers for traffic and parking information, locations and pricing for fuel stations and EV charging points, weather forecasts, online POI search and speed camera information.

The Kia Connect app allows users to remotely access vehicle information via their smartphone, such as trip data and statistics, vehicle location and vehicle lock status, and enables EV drivers to set climate control levels and check/plan charging schedules and range.

Jason Jeong, president at Kia Europe and Kia Connect, commented: “By re-naming our on-board and app-based telematics system to Kia Connect, we are making it clear to customers that its features are there to provide a seamless connection between owner, vehicle and environment. By taking advantage of Kia Connect’s comprehensive suite of technologies, customers can look forward to stress-free journeys like never before.”

The updated Kia Connect will be rolled out across Kia’s European line-up over the coming months, while the Kia Connect app will be available for download via the Google Play and Apple App stores.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.

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