Archive for the ‘Kia Technology’ Category

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…)

Differences between the new 2017 Cadenza and the 2016 Cadenza

Thursday, March 24th, 2016
2017 Kia Cadenza Hometown Kia

Kia has outdone itself…again. At the New York International Auto Show, Kia added another amazing new model to join its 2017 Kia model lineup. Just as the 2017 Sportage outdoes its predecessor, so does the Cadenza, the differences between the new 2017 Cadenza and the 2016 Cadenza apparent not only in style but in the sedan’s technologies as well. (more…)

Does the 2017 Sportage have Android Auto?

Friday, March 18th, 2016

The latest and greatest in infotainment systems now come with systems like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. And who wouldn’t want a feature that lets you use apps from your smart phone through your car’s controls? So to answer question as to whether the 2017 Sportage has Android Auto, yes it does. It has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay available even on its base trim, a Kia first! (more…)