Reliance Jio, MG Motor join hands for connected car solutions

Reliance Jio, MG Motor join hands for connected car solutions

India's largest integrated telecom service provider Reliance Jio will support automotive solutions designed to deliver an array of consumer and enterprise services.

The automaker MG Motor India announced a partnership on the Internet of Things (IoT) space with the digital services provider. The carmaker will provide seamless integration of IT systems enabled by Jio's IoT solution in its upcoming mid-size SUV.

MG is reportedly planning to drive in the non-electric version of its ZS SUV soon and the vehicle could benefit from the company's partnership with Jio India. The new mid-size SUV Astor by MG Motors is expected to hit the roads in Q4, 2021.

Customers of MG Astor will benefit from Jio’s widespread internet outreach, along with the connectivity, not only in metros but also in small towns and rural areas.

"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," MG Motors India President & Managing Director Rajeev Chaba said in a statement.

Jio called the partnership with MG Motor India an important step in its goal to provide cutting-edge technology products and solutions to users.

"Jio's eSIM, IoT, and Streaming solutions will enable MG users to access real-time connectivity, infotainment, and telematics,' Jio Director and President Kiran Thomas said.