Vehicle Telematics

India: Maruti Suzuki brings advanced telematics technology in mass segment vehicles

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) on Thursday said it has introduced its advanced telematics technology, ‘Suzuki Connect’ in its mass segment vehicles sold through ARENA retail channel.

In 2018, the company had introduced the technology in its premium vehicles sold through the NEXA outlets.

The Suzuki Connect is an advanced telematics solution that uses the internet and wireless connectivity to enhance user’s on-road driving experience through features like security alerts, geo-fence, vehicle status, and ‘navigate to car’, among others. The solution utilizes a Telematics Control Unit (TCU), which exchanges information through the cellular network with a centralized cloud-based server connected with the customer through a smartphone app.

A nationwide extensive study was undertaken to understand the challenges faced by the car owners on a daily basis and their expectations from these solutions, like receiving alerts for tow away, intrusion and AC idling, he added.

MSIL said its ‘Suzuki Connect’ is available at a price of Rs 11,900 (inclusive of taxes) with a three-year data subscription. Existing customers can renew the subscription at a ‘special offer’ of Rs 2,299 for 3 years or Rs 999 for 1 year.

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