"We are taking the UVO platform to yet another level of enhancement for the Kia customer by enabling drivers and passengers to use all of their personal technologies more safely and easily, while creating exceptional user experiences," said Henry Bzeih, chief technology strategist, KMA.
The UVO Luxury Services app, which can be downloaded for free from iTunes® or GooglePlayTM via the Kia App store, and the myuvo.com web portal enable direct communication to the vehicle for features such as remote start/stop, remote preconditioning of the cabin temperature, and remote lock/unlock via the UVO app. Integrated into the app is a full suite of My Car Zone features, which includes curfew and speed alerts and Geofence settings as well as Local Search powered by Google®. Also included is an embedded Google® Local Search that enables users to search for POIs utilizing voice recognition technology.
UVO Luxury Services is an enhanced telematics suite that offers a number of maintenance and infotainment functions, including 911 Connect, enhanced Roadside Assist, Automatic Diagnostics, Manual Diagnostics, Scheduled Diagnostics, Driving Information, Car Care Web, Vehicle Maintenance, and eServices Guide, many of which are run through the owner's Smartphone equipped with the UVO Luxury Services app.
Available at no cost for the first five years of ownership with no subscription necessary, UVO Luxury Services utilizes an embedded connectivity solution powered by the Verizon® network and an integral smartphone app to provide K900 owners with an innovative, real-time, in-vehicle connectivity experience.