HATA and Bell partner to deliver enhanced vehicle telematics services
Bell, a Canadian communications company, and Hyundai AutoEver Telematics America (HATA), a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Group, have announced an agreement to deliver a range of connected telematics services including security, safety, diagnostics, and infotainment to select Hyundai and Kia vehicles over Bell's national mobile network.
Starting this summer, these capabilities will be available in Hyundai and Kia cars, SUVs, and crossovers via Hyundai's BlueLink and Kia's UVO Intelligence in-vehicle services. Bell's wireless technology will power safety and security services such as emergency roadside assistance and automatic collision notification, and connect a suite of services like remote start, climate control, local search, remote door lock/unlock, maintenance alerts, and on-demand diagnostics.
"We are proud to be working closely with HATA to help further enhance the driving experience for Hyundai and Kia customers," said Gary Semplonius, Vice President of Business Sales and Marketing for Bell Mobility. "Integrating Bell wireless technology with Hyundai BlueLink and Kia UVO Intelligence underscores Bell's place at the forefront of the Internet of Things (IoT) connected car movement. Our partnership with HATA will enable exceptional new services that improve the connected vehicle experience for both drivers and passengers."
"Hyundai's BlueLink brings connectivity directly into the vehicle, allowing drivers and passengers a seamless technological experience on the road," said Don Romano, President and CEO, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "BlueLink takes advantage of Bell's national mobile network to reliably deliver a range of services to improve safety, comfort and convenience for Hyundai customers coast to coast. Customers will undoubtedly appreciate the capabilities and ease of use of Hyundai BlueLink and how this cutting-edge telematics service will improve their drive."
Hyundai will introduce BlueLink services with the 2018 Elantra GT 5-door compact car, followed closely by the 2018 Sonata mid-size sedan and other vehicles in the Hyundai line-up. Both Hyundai and Kia telematics service packages are currently complimentary for five years from vehicle purchase.