AT&T Expands its Connected Car Relationships in Mexico With Kia Motors

AT&T* is expanding its connected Car relationship with another major automobile maker – Kia Motors. Using the Internet of Things (IoT), AT&T will connect the recovery service of the new 2019 KIA Forte. This connectivity solution will be integrated into MyKIA +, a mobile app developed by the auto company.

MyKIA+ will give the car owner visibility of its KIA. KIA will use this solution its next vehicle portfolio, starting with the 2019 KIA Forte.  “Find My KIA” will be able to track and locate the car at any time, as well as limit virtual areas assigned by the user. In case of theft, this solution will also help locate the car through an agency dedicated to vehicle recovery.

The MyKIA+ will use the AT&T Control Center platform, which was designed to manage IoT solutions. This way, RESSER, the satellite tracking company that provides the vehicle recovery service, will be able to see in near-real time the location of the cars, speeding up the search process. The AT&T platform is supported by a highly reliable global scale network, which is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

A leader in connected cars

AT&T is a leader in IoT. As of the 2nd quarter of 2018, it connects more than 44 million devices globally. In the 2nd quarter of 2018 alone, AT&T connected 1.9 million additional cars, totaling more than 21 million cars connected to the AT&T network.

Connected vehicles provide great value to consumers and communities. That’s why AT&T works with 27 of the world's leading car brands. We provide connectivity solutions that help prevent accidents, reduce traffic, improve safety, reduce carbon emissions and ease vehicle maintenance, among others.

"At AT&T we have global experience in the IoT industry, and as providers of integrated solutions, we simplify and improve the world through connectivity. The power of the AT&T network will offer advanced technology to KIA Motors drivers in Mexico," said Andrés Canales, assistant vice president, Internet of Things, AT&T in Mexico.

MyKIA + is a tool that will offer a comprehensive experience to all those who install it. The application will be available at no cost in August for Android operating systems, and later on for iOS.

The app makes its debut in all the new 2019 KIA Fortes. KIA is also planning to use this solution in other future new models. This will keep the company at the forefront of technology and service in Mexico.

 

Acerca de KIA Motors Corporation

KIA Motors Corporation (www.kia.com) – un fabricante de vehículos de calidad de clase mundial para jóvenes de corazón - fue fundada en 1944 y es el fabricante de vehículos más antiguo de Corea. Al año se producen más de 3 millones de vehículos en 14 diferentes fábricas en 5 países y comercializados en 180. KIA Motors cuenta con 51,000 empleados alrededor del mundo y genera ingresos anuales por más de 45 mil millones de dólares. Es el principal patrocinador del Abierto de Australia y socio automotriz oficial de la FIFA. El eslogan de KIA Motors es "The Power to Surprise", pues representa el compromiso global de la compañía para sorprender al mundo ofreciendo experiencias emocionantes e inspiradoras que van más allá de las expectativas. Para mayor ¬información visita: www.kianewscenter.com

 

*About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. We’re one of the world’s largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We help millions of companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, to serve their customers with our high security smart and mobile solutions. 

AT&T in Mexico products and services are available nationwide at point of sales. AT&T is transforming the telecommunications industry by encouraging a larger competition and leading a new generation of Mobile Internet in Mexico. The company currently covers nearly 100 million people in México, and is creating the first North America Mobile Service Area that covers more than 400 million consumers and enterprises in Mexico and the United States.

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