Vodafone Idea, a telecom service provider and Kia Motors have signed a partnership for the India debut of UVO connected car system with the new Kia Seltos – a technologically advanced and refined mid-SUV equipped with a range of features designed to make driving safer and less stressful.

The partnership between the companies will enable Kia Seltos to function with Advanced Connected Car Functionality. Vodafone Idea’s expertise in automotive IoT will additionally help Kia deploy a strong, connected solution in the Indian market through integration of eSIMS with Voice, 3G/4G data, SMS, Secured APN service and API integration. The solution empowers Kia to locate its cars, enable real-time exchange of data and power a whole range of telematics enabled connected car services to its customers.

The mid-SUV, Kia Seltos includes UVO connected car technology powered by Vodafone Idea and provides as many as 37 smart features under five separate sections – navigation, safety and security, vehicle management, remote control and convenience. The smart features offered in Kia Seltos under the specified sections include, AI voice command, stolen vehicle tracking and immobilization, auto collision notification, SOS-emergency assistance, remote engine start and stop, remotely operated air purifier and in-car air quality monitor. It will also come equipped with safety alerts for geo fence, time fence, speed and valet.