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Kia Sorento 2014

Kia’s UVO  has integrated a module that works a Bluetooth-linked smartphone with a special app. The telematics unit (TMU) feature, eServices, is available now on Kia’s round of 2014 models—Sorento Forte sedan and coupe, and midsize sedan—with other cars to follow. It includes a new touch screen, replacing the unit previously used.

The TMU is on the 500 high-speed CAN (controller area bus and also communicates with the 125 medium-speed multimedia and interior CAN through a gateway in the control head unit. The data are also transmitted by Bluetooth to the smartphone.

Apple’s iPhone (except for the new 5) is the only approved type of at introduction. However the iPhone 5 and Android phones would be by the second quarter of this

Although UVO itself is a variant on infotainment operating system and with which Ford was to market (Sync), the Kia TMU and app were in-house. Kia’s U.S. asked for a smartphone-based system, and its Car group produced a set of product and worked with the company’s RD to establish feasibility, Bzeih RD developed the TMU and the software.


The eServices feature is included in a technology package. The new services it are free (well, for 10 years/100,000 mi They include enhanced assist, 911 Connect, vehicle and remote access of car data, notification, parked vehicle and if the car has the Kia embedded navigation system, Send to Car.

Enhanced roadside assist vehicle trouble codes and GPS to send vehicle location the motorist calls the Kia center for service. The 911 Connect automatically 911 if an airbag deploys. Unless the cancels within 10 seconds, the also uses GPS data to location and transmit vehicle to the responder.

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Because the TMU is wired into the data bus systems, it records safety, and chassis trouble and automatically notifies the driver a powertrain problem is detected and if immediate service is indicated. It can run a diagnostic check on request or on a day-of-month schedule. The maintenance and vehicle health reports are purely on TMU monitoring of odometer not a computer algorithm.

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The parked vehicle locator, Parking Minder, uses GPS to the location on a smartphone before the leaves. In addition, it incorporates a session, in which the driver can and store up to three photos of the location, even set a phone for any parking time limit. On the way the phone displays a map with the of the vehicle and where the motorist is, so can see where to walk to close the The map is produced by the Kia app; a vehicle system is not required.

Unlike Sync, which has ‘ s Naturally Speaking, UVO is equipped Microsoft’s voice-recognition system for functions as making a phone selecting music from the playlist and a plugged-in flash and now using the OE-equipped navigation Like the earlier UVO, the function can ask UVO to perform an “out of action, such as to call a number while the “jukebox” is Microsoft voice recognition can English, French, and Spanish and be proficient in two of the three languages.

Google Maps and Google which can be accessed online home or office, will a requested destination to and through the to the vehicle. Called My POI (points of or Send to Car, it requires the navigation system to provide directions.

The navigation maps are via an SD card. The TMU can be reprogrammed with downloaded into a flash and uploaded through a USB port on the unit. Kia recognizes the possible of a navigation system that a smartphone (as in Ford’s Sync and MyLink system in the Spark and vs. the embedded type and is considering of an equivalent. In the active development is incorporation of Siri, Apple’s system that can make send texts, and through the Internet browser can answer

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