Kia Teams Up with Google for UVO eServices
January 2, 2013 1:17 PM
comment(s) - last by
Google Maps and Google Places will come to Kia's UVO eServices telematics system
Kia is partnering up with Google to allow drivers access to applications like
and Google Places for a more convenient driving experience.
Google will provide its applications to Kia's UVO eServices telematics system, which offers various driving solutions such as directions. The new partnership will allow Kia drivers to locate Points of Interest (POI) and driving directions either in-car or via a mobile device.
Using the Send2Car feature, Kia drivers will be able to deliver a POI or set of directions to their car through the Google Maps via their Smartphone UVO app. Once inside the car, owners can use Google Places for other destination options such as finding a dealership.
The UVO eServices telematics system offers Google integration, an eServices Guide that explains what it does to the user, Car Care Web for vehicle information like behavior and maintenance, My POI for sending destinations from Google Maps to the UVO eServices system, Vehicle Diagnostics, 911 Connect and Parking Minder for when drivers forget where they left their car.
"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 and APIs, we take the platform to yet another level of enhancement for the Kia customer," said Henry Bzeih, head of the connected car program and chief technology strategist at Kia Motors America. "Due to the popularity and ease-of-use of Google Maps, owners can remain confident in the technology and information being delivered to them."
The new Google-integrated generation of the UVO eServices telematics system will initially be available in the
Kia was recently busted by the EPA for
overstating estimated gas mileage claims
on most of its 2012-2013 vehicles.
It (as well as Hyundai) will be lowering the fuel economy estimates on the majority of their 2012 to 2013 models.
Some of the MPG window stickers that will require a change include the Hyundai Accent and the Kia Soul ECO. The Accent had its 30/40/33 (city/highway/combined) rating drop to 28/37/31. The Kia Soul ECO saw the biggest drop of any affected model going from 27/35/30 to 24/29/26.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: Never again...
1/2/2013 2:58:49 PM
Yep buying a large(ish) SUV with a small 4 cyl engine does not always give you better gas mileage. Sometimes you just do better with a higher torque engine (V6) since you don't have to run the engine up to 4000+ RPM to keep moving in normal traffic.
RE: Never again...
1/2/2013 3:26:45 PM
Um, maybe you should get a better understanding of engine dynamics before spewing such nonsense, or try responding seriously. 4k in normal traffic? If you've actually had this problem before, maybe you should tried shifting?
"Paying an extra $500 for a computer in this environment -- same piece of hardware -- paying $500 more to get a logo on it? I think that's a more challenging proposition for the average person than it used to be." -- Steve Ballmer
Google Maps for iOS Released
December 12, 2012, 11:41 PM
Hyundai, Kia Must Provide More Answers to Senate About False MPG Claims
November 30, 2012, 6:12 PM
Quick Note: Kia Soul EV Set for 2014
October 9, 2012, 7:41 AM
Ford, Toyota, and Universal Pictures Celebrate "Back to the Future Day' in Style
October 21, 2015, 4:19 PM
Consumer Reports Flexes Muscle, Hits Slumping Tesla Motors Stock
October 20, 2015, 4:13 PM
Debunked: Beneath the Lies, Nigerian "Pee Generator" Is Still Pissing Into the Wind
October 19, 2015, 7:53 PM
Hot Air? President Obama, G7 Pledge to Eliminate Most Fossil Fuel Use by 2100
June 8, 2015, 5:40 PM
Study Predicts Self-Driving Vehicles Could Rake in Billions
March 6, 2015, 8:34 AM
Dual-Motor Tesla Model S P85D's "Insane Mode" Shocks Passengers
January 28, 2015, 11:18 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information