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MG Motor India has showcased advanced car technology in India with the launch of the iSMART Next Gen, developed in partnership with global technology players. The MG Hector is India’s first car that will offer connectivity on the go. And the brain behind it is the iSMART NextGen technology. Along with its strong consortium of global tech partners that includes Microsoft, Adobe, Unlimit, SAP, Cisco, Gaana, TomTom and Nuance, the carmaker unveiled several industry-first features of Internet-enabled cars that will be available in the MG Hector. The brain of the iSMART NextGen will be housed in a 10.4” Head Unit. The screen is designed with a vertical interface that allows the driver to control the entire car system with just a touch or voice command. The Head Unit is built to withstand extreme climatic conditions of India. It comes pre-loaded with entertainment content. The iSMART combines hardware, software, connectivity, services and applications to make your driving experience easier, smoother, and smarter.


Given below are the most notable features of the next-gen technology:

INFORMATION AT A GLANCEThis visually delightful interface gives all the information at a glance and allows you to manage complete vehicle settings, with just a touch.

M2M EMBEDDED SIMMachine to Machine – M2M embedded sim in the MG Hector. The sim is Internet protocol version 6, IPV6 ready for 5G, making it future proof.

OVER-THE-AIR UPDATESThe biggest advantage of connected mobility is OTA (Over the Air updates). The car will get updated over the air. So, like your smartphones, you will get a new look screen and themes, new apps and new entertainment content from time to time as new updates are available

VOICE ASSISTANTBy saying “Hello, MG” you can activate the in-car control system and interact with it. The assistant adapts Indian-English pronunciation so the car system can hear you correctly.

MAKE YOUR DRIVE FUNDriving is no fun without music. The Hector comes embedded with a Gaana Premium Account for seamless on the go connectivity to your playlist.

KNOW YOUR VEHICLE STATUSYou can always stay updated about the condition of the MG Hector with the iSMART Next Gen app. Before every journey, you can be sure that your car is in perfect health.

REMOTE VEHICLE CONTROLThe MG Hector accepts your commands from the iSMART Next Gen app. You can control the temperature, sunroof, tailgate and door lock with just a few clicks.


The ‘Find My Car’ feature on the iSMART NextGen app instantly shows the shortest route to your car.


The geo fencing technology on the MG Hector takes car security to a whole new level. It detects if your car has left the pre-set perimeter and alerts you about it instantly.


With the iSMART NextGen app, you can have complete control over your journey in the MG Hector. It helps you reach your destination in the shortest time by showing you real-time traffic updates.


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