Dear Valued Visitor,

We have noticed that you are using an ad blocker software.

Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly depends on them and we can only keep providing you high-quality research based articles as long as we can display ads on our pages.

To view this article, you can disable your ad blocker and refresh this page or simply login.

We only allow registered users to use ad blockers. You can sign up for free by clicking here or you can login if you are already a member.

Google Automobile: Google Teaming Up With Kia

Page 1 of 2

Google Automobile: It appears that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has the itch to expand into the automobile industry.

Google Inc (GOOG)In a recent press release, Kia Motors America (KMA) announced that it will begin working with the search giant to “provide content and search-based solutions enabled by Application Program Interfaces (APIs) for the second-generation of the automaker’s innovative UVO eServices telematics system.”

Although consumers will not be able to take advantage until Kia’s new 2014 Sorento CUV models hits the market, it is safe to say that many are excited about what the future holds.

The press release added:

The immediate integration of Google solutions will utilize Google Maps and Google Places to acquire driving directions and locate Points of Interest (POIs) in a seamless and organic manner. KMA and Google look forward to continuing to work together to bring innovative navigation solutions to enhance the connected car experience.

In other words, Kia is hoping to bring the power of Google Maps and Places to their customers.

While this new feature can be controlled from inside the car, it will also give owners the ability to use the Send2Car feature to send a destination to their vehicle directly from their Smartphone UVO app.

Henry Bzeih, head of the connected car program and chief technology strategist for Kia, added the following:

Page 1 of 2
Loading...