A look at Kia's UVO car connectivity system
Kia's UVO connect system is already available in the international markets to offer better car ownership experience. UVO connect is Kia's version of the Bluelink that we recently saw in the Hyundai Venue. Kia UVO connect is available for both Android as well as iOS phones. Kia's UVO connect system is a subscription based privilege and owners can also register themselves on the company's website dedicated to the for the UVO subscription.
The UVO connect system connects to the car via a client cell phone application and the owner/user can access basic diagnostics of the car at any moment. Features such as geo-fencing, real-time vehicle location and speed alert system are also included. Geo-fencing sends an alert to the phone if the car has left or entered a certain location fed in by the user. Curfew limiter is also on offer. When the car is driven post the set time, the UVO connect will send a notification to the user's phone. The UVO connect also features a voice command system.
A Vallet mode is also included which restricts the access of the driver to the infotainment system unless unlocked by the owner. With the help of the cellphone application, the user can also remotely start or stop the engine - which can also be used a remote immobilization in case of theft. The application also allows to run the in-car air purifier and have a check on the air-quality.
Other safety features on offer are, Auto collision Notification system and SOS emergency assistance, which effectively sends alerts to the RSA (Roadside assistance).
Kia Seltos made it's global appearance today and the compact SUV will sport the UVO connect System. The manufacturer is offering the Seltos with UVO subscription free of charge for the first initial months.
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