Kia Provides Apple Carplay and Android Auto to More Vehicles

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] One of the best Infotainment systems available gets even better.

    [​IMG]Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – July 19, 2016

    Kia’s UVO3 with Apple CarPlay installed.

    Kia’s award-winning UVO telematics system continues to elevate the driving experience with iPhone and Android smartphone connectivity updates.

    Kia just announced that free Apple CarPlay and Android Auto software updates will be available for eligible vehicles when equipped with a compatible navigation system or UVO3. Customers will be notified by the end of July via email to go to My UVO for vehicle eligibility and step-by-step instructions on updating their vehicle with the latest downloadable software. All owners of new and pre-owned vehicles must register at My UVO to receive email notifications that the software is available for download.

    The following vehicles are eligible for the software update:
    • 2017 Forte
    • 2015 and 2016 Optima
    • 2015 and 2016 Optima Hybrid
    • 2015 and 2016 Sedona
    • 2014 and 2015 Soul
    • 2015 and 2016 Soul EV
    • 2016 Sorento
    • 2017 Sportage
    Android Auto connects to the user’s Android smartphone and allows them access to Google and other smartphone apps and functions through Kia’s UVO infotainment system. Some include voice-guided Google Maps navigation, hands-free calls and texts and voice recognition. Android Auto also lets user’s stream music from Google Play Music. With a simple and intuitive interface, integrated steering-wheel controls, and powerful voice actions, Android Auto was designed to minimize distraction so that users stay focused on the road.

    CarPlay provides drivers the ability to access the device’s seamless user interface through Kia’s UVO infotainment system. By connecting the iPhone into the USB port, users are able to make phone calls, access music, send and receive messages, get directions optimized for traffic conditions and more while concentrating on driving. CarPlay also features hands-free support via Siri voice control or the vehicle’s controls and touchscreen.

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