Microsoft and Kia to unveil UVO system next week at CES

Kia's UVO by Microsoft

Next week at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft and Kia will both unveil their new product called UVO, the first U.S. based competitor to FoMoCo’s SYNC system. No specific details have been released as of yet, but it is known that UVO will debut on an unnamed Kia model in 2010.

The UVO system will be based on the Microsoft Auto software platform and will have features unique Kia models.

Ford and Microsoft ended their exclusive contract at the end of 2008. In May 2008, Microsoft said that it will be teaming up with Hyundai/Kia to develop a voice-controlled system for the North American market.

– By: Omar Rana

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