MG Motor India today announced its collaboration with Reliance Jio in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. With this partnership, MG Motor India will provide seamless integration of IT systems enabled by Jio’s IoT solution in its upcoming mid-size SUV.
Commenting on the association, 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.” He further added, “This partnership will ensure our next mid-sized connected SUV further simplifies the driving experience and ensures safety backed by technology.”
To recall, MG Motor has previously worked with Airtel to introduce its first internet SUV, the MG Hector in the Indian automobile industry. The software-driven car comes with Airtel IoT, i-SMART Technology and 60 other connected car features. But the latest partnership with Jio will provide seamless integration of IT systems enabled by Jio’s IoT solution in its upcoming mid-size SUV. The association will enable robust new-age mobility solutions, underlining the marquee carmaker’s zeal to build futuristic mobility applications and facilitate magical experiences.
Reportedly India’s IoT market is most likely to see a growth at a CAGR of 8.8% in the CY2020-23. As of now, Airtel is leading India’s IoT market with over 45.5% share.
Jio is also said to support automotive solutions designed to deliver an array of consumer and enterprise services. Customers of MG’s upcoming mid-size SUV will benefit from Jio’s widespread internet outreach, along with the highest quality connectivity, not only in metros but also in small towns and rural areas.
According to the automobile company, 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 on the go as it brings the benefits of digital life to a vehicle and to people on the move.
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”