UVO eServices and Features Available on All Kia Vehicles
Although Kia may be in connection with Hyundai, the auto brand actually has its own infotainment system offered on its vehicles. Ever hear of UVO eServices? Like many infotainment systems, it’s more than a basic car radio. It’s advanced car technology that helps to change the way people think about cars.
What is UVO eServices?
UVO eServices is a subscription based infotainment system found in modern Kia vehicles (model-year 2011 and up). Using voice-recognition technology, this system can help drivers do a lot without ever needing to take their hands off the wheel or their eyes off the road. Plus, it comes with its own smartphone app that further enhances the driver experience when subscribed to UVO. Possibly the best part – Kia vehicle owners don’t need to choose between multiple versions of UVO to install. Every system is basically the same, with the main differences being the size of the touchscreen and the features available via subscription, such as voice-command navigation, SiriusXM Traffic, HD Radio, and smartphone connectivity.
UVO eServices Features
When looking at the features offered by UVO eServices, many wonder about the types of entertainment offered. Some of that comes down to the sound system offered in a Kia vehicle, but when it comes to UVO, there’s a lot there.
A basic overview of entertainment would be music streaming services like Pandora, over 100 channels of music with SiriusXM Satellite Radio, finding local places of interest with SiriusXM Travel Link, and streaming your favorite music from your smartphone by streaming them through Kia’s audio system. Select vehicles also come with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto . Mostly standard in many vehicles is Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity to make calls or manage music with simple voice commands.
Along with the convenience of using your voice to control the radio or make a phone call, other convenient features are available with UVO eServices. The UVO touchscreen may display a rear camera display for rear vision when backing up, a Parking Minder feature can help drivers find their cars if they forget where they park, and systems that come with voice-command navigation can not only help drivers navigate through fairly unknown areas, but also highlight places of interest and offer trip info for reviewing routes, stops, and destinations while on the road.
Past this, UVO eServices shine further with vehicle maintenance and diagnostics , road side assistance, and security. Users receive mechanic and service reminders, can check their vehicle’s health and receive reports, and they can schedule service appointments with the eServices app for routine service or in case any problems arise. In the event of getting stranded, UVO’s roadside assistance feature gets users on their way 24/7. Plus, there’s 911 connect in case of a true emergency and it can transmit a vehicle’s location to emergency services . Lastly, there’s a few teen driver features that can limit the speed of a car, keep tabs on the vehicle’s location, and curfew limits let parents know if their loved ones aren’t where they should be after a preset time.