MG Hector is called ‘Internet Car’, equipped with advanced ‘iSmart’ in-car technology.
Seeing the growing demand for SUVs, automakers are readying their products for the Indian market. While Hyundai will enter into the sub-4 meter SUV space with the Venue compact SUV, MG Motor will mark the official entry in India with the Hector SUV. The MG Hector will be a 5-seater premium SUV, which will be positioned against the likes of Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson. What’s more exciting is that both SUVs will bring the segment-first modern days connected car features. Both these SUVs will be launched in the country in May 2019.
The Hyundai Venue will be the first car in its category to offer built-in advanced connected technology. It will be fitted with ‘Hyundai BlueLink’ tech, which will offer 33 features out of which 10 would be India specific features. The company claims that the BlueLink has been developed for the customers keeping in mind their day-to-day needs. Some of the features this app offers include vehicle theft tracking and immobilization for recovery of stolen vehicles, Speed Alert, Geo Fence Alert, Panic Notification, share destination, etc. The vehicle also gets remote control functions like Engine Start/Stop, Climate Control, Door Lock/Unlock, Horn Honk and Light and Vehicle Status.
The Hyundai BlueLink has an in-built device fitted with Vodafone eSIM and a Cloud-based Voice Recognition platform from Global AI Company. The device will provide Real Time Traffic navigation and Live Local Search in collaboration with a global Map company. It also has the Interactive Voice Recognition and the ability to catch any local English accent.
MG Motor claims that the Hector is called ‘Internet Car’, equipped with advanced ‘iSmart’ in-car technology. This model is developed in partnership with global tech players like Microsoft, Adobe, SAP, Cisco, Nuance, Gaana, TomTom and Unlimit. MG Hector’s iSmart system is claimed to be the most advanced in-car tech system.
The iSMART Next Gen features a 10.4-inch touchscreen with a vertical interface that will allow the driver to manage all features with a touch or voice command. It gets the industry-first embedded M2M sim, which means the car will remain connected to the internet all the time. This solution has been developed by Cisco and Airtel in collaboration with Jasper platform and telecommunication network respectively. The company further says that this solution is IPV6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) compatible for 5G.
The MG Hector is also the first automobile in the country to bring Over The Air (OTA) technology to cars, which will enable customers to receive real-time software, entertainment content and application updates. Users will have an option to either download the software updates immediately or schedule it for later time duration, just like smartphones.
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