Google and Kia Motors Announce Agreement to Put Google Maps on Vehicles


Kia Motors announced that it is working with Google to bring integration with Google Maps and Google Places in new vehicles through an updated version of its UVO eServices telematics system.

In a press release, companies plan to integrate map services and driving directions as a way to locate Points of Interest (POIs) in a transparent and organic way.

The integration will soon arrive at Sorento CUV 2014 whose sale is scheduled for the first half of this year, and should be built into all new vehicles that use UVO eServices.

“Available with the Sorento 2014 CUV, the new UVO system, in partnership with Google, will help Kia owners when they are in the car or away from them. Activated by the Send2Car feature, owners can send a POI or destination to their car directly from Google Maps through their SmartphoneUVO application. From inside the car, owners can benefit from Google Places that will provide POI and destinations as a business location, as well as Google Maps that will provide directions to just about anywhere and everywhere a car can travel, ”he said. the automaker.