MG Motor India has joined hands with Reliance Jio to offer high speed in-car connectivity in its upcoming SUV in the country. Announcing a partnership on the Internet of Things (IOT), it intends to provide access to real-time infotainment and telematics even in the remotest locations. MG's upcoming mid-sized SUV, apparently christened as Astor, will come equipped with Jio’s eSIM and IOT solutions. MG-Jio association will bring new-age mobility solutions and connected car solutions for the customers in the Indian market.
Talking about the partnership, Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India, said, “Technology and innovation are leading the connected car space in the automobile industry. The current trend focuses increasingly on software-driven devices and our current partnership with a tech-innovator like Jio in the IoT space is a step towards establishing MG Motor as a tech leader in the automobile industry. This partnership will ensure our next mid-sized connected SUV further simplifies the driving experience and ensures safety backed by technology.” Jio’s new-age connected vehicle solution is a combination of hardware, software and connectivity that will enable users to access trending infotainment and real-time telematics.
Kiran Thomas, Director & President, Jio said “Jio has been building an ecosystem of cutting-edge technology products and solutions for Indian users. Our partnership with MG Motor India is another important step in that journey. Jio’s eSIM, IOT and Streaming solutions will enable MG users to access real-time connectivity, infotainment, and telematics. It is a commitment to technological evolution in the automobile industry with innovation as its key pillar” MG Motor India was the first automaker in India to introduce internet/connected cars and autonomous level one ADAS technologies in the country. MG Astor mid-sized SUV is expected to launch during the festive season in October this year.