Marquee British Automaker MG Motor unveils India’s first Internet Car

Marquee British Automaker MG Motor unveils India’s first Internet Car

New Delhi: Marquee British Automaker MG Motor (Morris Garages) showcased new car technology in India with the launch of the iSMART Next Gen. This car has been developed in partnership with global technology players and will be available by June this year. iSMART Next Gen will be the first internet car in India that will redefine connected mobility. Along with its strong consortium of global tech partners that includes Microsoft, Adobe, Unlimit, SAP, Cisco, Gaana, TomTom and Nuance, the carmaker unveiled several industry-first features of Internet-enabled cars that will be available in the MG Hector.

The brain of the iSMART Next Gen will be housed in a 10.4” Head Unit. The screen is designed with a vertical interface that allows the driver to control the entire car system with just a touch or voice command. The Head Unit is built to withstand extreme climatic conditions of India. It comes pre-loaded with entertainment content. MG Hector iSMART Next Gen comes with embedded M2M sim.

The customized solution has been developed by Unlimit in partnership with Cisco and Airtel who have collaborated with their Jasper platform and telecommunication network respectively. The connected mobility solution on the MG Hector is Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPV6) ready for 5G. This seamless connectivity enables the users to receive real-time software, entertainment content and application updates. Customers will be able to download the software updates immediately or schedule them for later, as in smartphones.


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