KIA, Hyundai Motors and Vodafone are to provide customers in the UK and across Europe with fully-connected in-car infotainment and connected car service.
The strategic partnership enables the carmakers to tap into Vodafone’s technical expertise, and offer connected in-car infotainment services. They will use Vodafone’s IoT network to deploy their proprietary service enabling customers access to the latest in new telematics technology.
The new infotainment system will launch on selected new Kia and Hyundai models from next year.
The system relies on embedded connectivity provided by Vodafone and include up-to-the-minute traffic information, parking and location services, vehicle diagnostics, and voice control.
The system works in parallel with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to deliver smartphone integration, and access to users’ favourite apps.