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What Kia advanced driving assistance systems are there?

Thursday, May 27th, 2021
2022 Kia Carnival from exterior front

Kia Drive Wise Advanced Driving Assistance Systems

Many new Kia vehicles come equipped with Kia Drive Wise advanced driving assistance systems that enhance safety and peace of mind in each drive. There are several Kia Drive Wise advanced safety features and just a few of them include Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist and more. Are you interested in learning about all of these features? Continue reading below on our Hometown Kia blog!


Does the 2021 K5 come with standard Lane Keeping and Following Assist?

Thursday, May 6th, 2021
Two 2021 Kia K5 models in front of sunset

2021 Kia K5 Standard Kia Drive Wise Advanced Safety Features

The 2021 Kia K5 is an all-new model that provides powerful performance, modern features and advanced technology. Something drivers find across the entire Kia lineup is the brand’s Kia Drive Wise advanced safety features. Are you wondering if the 2021 Kia K5 comes equipped with standard Lane Keeping and Lane Following Assist Technology? Continue reading below as we go through the sedan’s Kia Drive Wise driver-assistance technology on our Hometown Kia blog!


How big is the display in the 2021 Kia Telluride?

Monday, February 1st, 2021
2021 Kia Telluride from exterior front

2021 Kia Telluride Infotainment & Entertainment Technology

The Kia Telluride was first introduced in the 2020 model year and offers a slew of features and capabilities that enhance each experience with the vehicle. More technology-oriented drivers are sure to enjoy the SUV’s advanced safety features, along with its infotainment and entertainment features. Are you interested in learning about how big the SUV’s display is? How about if it provides smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ systems? Continue reading below to learn more about the 2021 Kia Telluride!


Does the 2020 Kia Forte have Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
2020 Kia Forte parked in front of pool

2020 Kia Forte Entertainment Technology

When buying a new car in 2020, many shoppers look for vehicles that offer intuitive features like smartphone integration, remote keyless entry and push-button start. If you’re shopping for a sedan with capable performance, sporty design and features like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, you should definitely consider getting a 2020 Kia Forte. Available in five different trims, the Forte offers something for everyone. Let’s go through the entertainment features on the 2020 Kia Forte below!


What Safety Features does the 2020 Kia Sorento Have?

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
2020 Kia Sorento driving through snow from exterior drivers side

2020 Kia Sorento Safety Features and Driver Assist Technology

The 2020 Kia Sorento is a stylish, capable and technology-packed mid-size SUV that is a great vehicle for families, couples or even singles with a lot of dogs. The Kia Sorento is not only equipped with modern entertainment features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a 7-inch touchscreen, but it also has driver assistance technology and advanced safety features through the Kia Drive Wise suite. Are you wondering what safety features are on the 2020 Kia Sorento? Continue reading below to find out!  


What Safety Features and Driver Assist Technology is on the 2020 Sedona?

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
2020 Kia Sedona driving in front of water and mountains showing the radar on safety features

2020 Kia Sedona Safety Features

The Kia Sedona is often used as a family vehicle; it has a spacious interior with eight seats available, has standard Slide-N-Stow® seating and comes with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. There are many amenities that make this vehicle ideal for transporting loved ones; however, the most valuable aspect of the 2020 Kia Sedona is its safety features and driver-assist technology. When it comes to precious cargo like children and family members, safety is no joke, which is something that Kia took into account when they designed the sleek and stylish 2020 Kia Sedona.


Does Google Assistant work with the Kia UVO?

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Exterior Front Passenger Side with Google Assistant Speech Bubbles

Connectivity is constantly becoming a more and more prevalent topic in the automotive world. As consumers begin using more and more connected technologies outside of their vehicle, their desire to have similar technologies and features inside of it increases. That’s why Kia worked with Amazon to allow shoppers to schedule a test drive in the Niro using Alexa. Now, certain Kia models will come with another added bonus: Google Assistant. The Kia Niro Plug-in, Soul EV, Optima Plug-In and K900 UVO Agents will now come equipped with Google Assistant compatibility. Check out the graphic below for further information! (more…)

What is Uvo eServices?

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
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4 great things about Kia Uvo eServices

Uvo eServices is a Voice-activated infotainment and telematics system created by Kia for Kia cars. The word, Uvo is short for your voice. Maybe a better way to say is that UVO eServices arms you with information to get more value out of your vehicle. And it does so without requiring a subscription to a monthly data plan. Here are 4 great things about Kia Uvo eServices. 

In 2010 Kia came out with a Microsoft powered voice activated media controller system that operates the ride’s infotainment options like HD radio, CD player and digital jukebox. It has voice-recognition technology – make hands free calls, on iPhone or android format, and manages your music library. Among other things – customers can also request a customized maintenance schedule from Uvo. Your Kia will formulate it by adjusting the factory maintenance schedule based on the performance data for your vehicle. (more…)

New 2017 Kia Sorento Smart Phone Features

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
2017 Sorento UVO eServices Android Auto

Kia’s latest model year lineup is packed with new technologies for both safety and convenience. The technology most want to hear about, however is whether new 2017 Kia Sorento has smart phone features such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Driving around town, people want to know how they can get more connectivity while avoiding collisions and still never miss a text. (more…)

What is the latest Kia UVO eServices technology?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
new UVO luxury services hometown Kia

Kia has just released a new UVO Services upgrade! This latest Kia UVO eServices technology is an exclusive feature, reserved only for owners the 2016 K900. With the new version, UVO Luxury Services, drivers will be able to enjoy remote vehicle command options, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and so much more.

Goal of the UVO upgrade to UVO Luxury Services is to allow vehicle occupants to more safely use their mobile devices and in more ways than previously offered. The upgrade’s reveal follows that of Kia’s new 2017 model releases at this year’s auto shows. (more…)