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