Kia confirms first global market electric car

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Kia technology at CES 2014

Kia technology revealed at CES

Kia has confirmed it will launch its global market fully-electric car this year.

The South car maker announced a suite of new technologies under the UVO banner at the Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a specific system destined for an car to be launched in the US before the end 2014, a battery-powered version of its all-new mini SUV .

The UVO EV smartphone app provides information on the vehicle s battery distance-to-empty readings and has the ability to for the closest charging station if required. Owners can then the charging time as well as start the air conditioning system so the is ready to go when they back at the car.

It will be an extension of the UVO system to be on the new Soul s In-Vehicle Infotainment which was also previewed at the which features a massive 20-inch multi-touch centre a 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster and a 18-inch head-up display

With UVO, Kia has a strong to build from in the advancement of and infotainment technology, pushing the of connectivity and convenience while safety as a top priority, said Bzeih, chief technology at Kia Motors America.

Kia s teams are constantly looking for new and ways to strengthen the relationship driver and car.

The centre unit provides access to a of infotainment features, including Kia s music service where can personalise their playlists to their mood or choose five different templates to a variety of driving conditions, as summer tunes if you are driving a coast road.

Through and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication in the future, the can also alert drivers of hazards ahead such as collisions and lane-departure warnings as as impending road conditions.


The TFT instrument panel displays a 3D of the car s dials — including dials such as a speedo and — and uses eye-tracking to maintain a clear-view for the driver various angles. It is supplemented by the head-up display that, Kia gives drivers an augmented-reality of vital information such as navigation directions and traffic without taking their off the road ahead.

The system also has a gesture function that uses a of infrared light and camera to understand a series of pre-programmed for drivers to quickly access and navigation functions with hand or finger movements.

The Driver Concept also has a charging system for mobile with a magnetic induction pad in the console.

From as early as year, Kia will update its recognition software so users can messages through the vehicle and its own UVO-based app store so owners can their infotainment systems and apps such as Yelp, allows users to locate the restaurants and nightclubs near location.

Kia has offered an electric car, the in its home market in the past. as Kia Australia general manager of relations Kevin Hepworth to Drive, the new global EV confirmed at the Electronics Show in Las Vegas well be a plug-in Soul, as car has been on trial in South for some time.

For Australia, vehicles in such a small means it’s hard to offering the car based on the numbers you sell, Hepworth says. But happy to look at something that if it comes along, but it be a long time away.

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