Kia and Hyundai Motors have entered a new partnership with Vodafone, to provide drivers with fully-connected in-car infotainment and connected car services.
Both car manufacturers will provide the latest in new telematics technology, as a result of the partnership.
The new infotainment system will launch on selected new Kia and Hyundai models in Europe from 2019.
The services include up-to-the-minute traffic information, parking and location services, vehicle diagnostics, and voice control.
It works in parallel with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to deliver smartphone integration, and access to users’ favourite apps.
“This strategic partnership will enable us to offer many more drivers maximum connectivity at the wheel, supported by a comprehensive European data network. The system will launch across Europe next year with the arrival of upcoming Hyundai and Kia models, meaning customers will have the most accurate and relevant information at their fingertips,” said Jungsik Suh, senior vice president of ICT Division at Hyundai Motor Group.
Vodafone’s director of IoT, Stefano Gastaut, said: “We are proud to be working with both Hyundai and Kia Motors to enhance the driving experience for their customers in Europe. Vodafone has extensive experience in providing connected car solutions to the automotive industry, helping car manufacturers continually innovate their in-car technology and customer experience. We’re delighted to include Hyundai and Kia Motors as partners in this fast-evolving market.”