India’s First Connected Car is All Set to Launch by MG Motor India
The local unit of the iconic British car maker company which is owned by China’s SAIC Motor Corp. Ltd is set to launch India’s first connected car. The MG Motor India named this car ‘The Hector’ and available for sales by June 2019 which is expected to cost Rs 17-20 lakh approx.
With the launch of this concept car Hector, the 95- year old British automaker company is all set to change the Indian auto market. The car designed with cutting edge technologies such as iSMART technology from MG Motor which consist of an embedded connected solution, maps and navigation service, pre-loaded infotainment content, emergency and information services, voice assistant and built-in apps.
As Hector supports Over-The-Air (OTA) updates, according to Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director of MG Motor India, Hector is the world’s first car which is integrated with OTA feature.
According to Industry sources, the technology was developed about 3 years ago between Chinese technology giant Alibaba and SAIC Corp.
Several “Market-First” features shared by Chaba of India’s first Internet of Things enable concept car, Hector. Also, similar to Tesla, Hector will have a 10.4″ a touch screen Head Unit which is the biggest in the car market of India. With this vertically designed screen, the driver can control the entire vehicle’s system by just a single voice command. The system is preloaded with full of entertainment such as preloaded videos, premium Gaana app and many more. All these applications have been specially customized for the large touch screen of Hector.