Which New Kia Vehicles have Google Assistant?

Kia Niro Google Assistant

Kia and Google have announced plans to partner in giving drivers more connectivity on the road. Select Kia owners now have the opportunity to express audio commands that keep them entertained and organized using Google Assistant.

The UVO telematics system makes the benefits of Google Assistant possible to certain Kia drivers. Owners of the 2018 Niro PHEV, Soul EV, Optima PHEV, or K900 vehicles will get to try out Google Assistant ahead of the rest of the brand’s buyers.

Perhaps the most significant perk of Google Assistant is its accessibility. The system works much like Amazon’s Alexa but is available on all Android smartphones and tablets. Such efficiency means that you can give a command to your smartphone that will take effect in your auto miles away.

Commands from Google Assistant to your vehicle includes the locking and unlocking of doors as well as flickering headlights. Operators will be able to start or stop their Kia’s engine, which places the brand near the ranks of self-driving luxury vehicles.

It is no surprise that Google Assistant has partnered with Kia to bring its assistant to the brand. The technology giant has already made its assistant available on more than 400 million devices while showing no plans of slowing down with innovativeness. Google’s latest partnership with Kia is its plans to surpass Amazon in the competition to lead the way in the automotive industry.

“With more people using smart technology at home and work, it was a natural extension to bring this easy to use and widely adopted platform to the driver’s seat,” Henry Bzeih, Kia’s director of car and mobility services, says. Stop by our dealership today to test drive a 2018 Soul, Optima, or any other Google Assistant vehicle today!

Categories: K900, Optima, Soul, Niro