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  • Google Maps And Places Are Coming To Hyundai’s And Kia’s Telematics Platforms

    Google Maps And Places Are Coming To Hyundai’s And Kia’s Telematics Platforms

    Google just announced that the Hyundai Motor Company, the corporation behind the Hyundai and Kia car brands, will integrate Google Maps and Places into its telematics systems. Both Hyundai’s Blue Link and Kia’s second-generation UVO eServices will soon give drivers access to Google Maps and Google Places. Read More

  • Party people in my Kia! Make some noise!

    Ooots ooots oots! Just FYI: Some new Kia cars are ready to rock the party. These Kia speakers have an odd feature – LEDs that pulse or flash in time to the music you’re playing, thereby ensuring you look like the biggest tool on the road. Sexy, no? Read More

  • Microsoft and Hyundai dropping $166m on "Automotive IT Innovation Center"


    Looks like Gates has been sweet-talking the Koreans. He met with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak to talk about working with South Korean companies, and lo and behold, a multi-million dollar deal emerges shortly after. MS and Hyundai are going to work together on a “music and information system” linking mobiles, car stereos, and presumably GPS units and various other car… Read More

  • Kia Hybrid Spotted


    Kia, the little car maker that might not, is launching a retooled Rio Pride with a hybrid engine. Not much information right now, but this high-tech dashboard shot makes it look like Luke’s land speeder. It’s very interesting watching hybrids take off even in traditionally “fossil fuels or bust” areas. Anecdotally, the Toyota dealer down the street here in the heart… Read More