HATA and Bell partner to deliver enhanced vehicle telematics services free for 5 years on select 2018 Kia models

June 8, 2017 - Bell today announced an agreement with Hyundai AutoEver Telematics America (HATA), a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Group, 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, Kia's UVO IntelligenceTM in-vehicle services using 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.

"By adding Bell's reliable and built-in wireless connection, we can provide our customers with an innovative driving and riding experience, from safety and diagnostics to the integration of third-party apps," said Ted Lancaster, Vice President and COO, Kia Canada. "This built-in mobile experience will be free for the first 5 years and will enhance our lineup starting with the 2018 Optima and the all-new 2018 Rio 5-door – a subcompact Canadian-favourite that has been re-designed and engineered to deliver an athletic stance, enhanced comfort and dynamic performance all wrapped in a bold new style."

Read the official press release here.