From 2019, we will have the Internet in some South Korean models from Kia and Hyundai. Both Asian builders have signed a strategic partnership with Vodafone to provide the Internet to those who travel with their cars. The service will be available in eight European markets.
Starting next year, in countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, Hyundai and Kia will provide Internet services using the Vodafone-based Internet Case (IoT) platform.
Thus, those on board will be able to benefit from new types of entertainment, but will also receive data that will be useful during the trip. Therefore, customers will have real-time access to traffic information, available car parks or the location they are at that time.
The service comes with a new multimedia system that will be released next year with new group models. It will be based on the telecoms connection and will work with other types of connections like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
These services are already offered by Hyundai and Kia in the US, Canada and China, where the South Korean Group has signed partnerships with several local telecommunications companies.