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Seriously, what does UVO actually do for us with the Cadenza? Can't for the life of me find anything useful about it.
 

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The only thing I have found **mildly** useful is the POI feature - I like to plan ahead some trips, and loading the POI ahead of time makes is quicker to get underway.

The other feature I like, that I don't use (thankfully) is the emergency call to 911 if I'm in an accident.
 

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If UVO had the my car zone and Pandora then it would be worth something. That was why I wanted the update when they first showed them on the web site, then didn't deliver.
I've used the POI feature for two trips and that is nice, the rest isn't much good to me.
 

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did you root the radio in the car or your phone?
He means phone - rooting means taking off the carrier's version of the software and putting in a custom version. The software designers of UVO, for whatever reason, made it where the UVO app doesn't work with rooted phones.
 

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If UVO had the my car zone and Pandora then it would be worth something. That was why I wanted the update when they first showed them on the web site, then didn't deliver.
I've used the POI feature for two trips and that is nice, the rest isn't much good to me.
For the Pandora can't you just stream music off your phone and through the media cable? Thats what I usually do. On a side note I checked out my friends Tesla and I wish the K7 had a way to update the maps to google maps.
 

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Sending addresses from Google Maps to my car is the only real UVO feature I've been using regularly. I've tried to setup the self-diagnostic feature to automatically run the test monthly, but I don't think it's ever automatically done it yet without me manually running it.
 

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I have to run the self-diagnostic manually also, but then I can see that every time I start the car.
If there was something wrong a light would come on.
 

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I used it once...just to find my car. I knew where the car was at but I just wanted to try to feature.
Now that I am rooted, no more UVO.
Same here. I guess they don't like to connect to jailbroken IPhones. HAHA. No issues with BT hookup thank God.
 

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UVO is a joke for me. I have a Nokia Windows phone (which is also a piece of crap but fairly common) that can't be used for UVO. I called and complained and gave the VIP Cadenza owner hotline a bunch of grief about how I purchased the car because of UVO. (had a tough time keeping a straight face on that one) They said well we don't see an upgrade coming for your phone in the near future so we can offer you an accessory. I ended up getting a car cover from Carcovers.com and left the darn thing under the car port for the winter. The sun is finally shining in Michigan so it is time to get it out and dodge the Michigan Canyons (potholes). It took three months but my check for the car cover came in the mail this weekend.
 

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Telematics is a big headache for car manufacturers (can't ignore it; haven't figured out how to make it popular with customers yet); KIA has taken a low cost entry point here so no charges; easy set-up but not many features to offer.

If you enrolled in Hyundai's BlueLink you get more remote features, but will go through a sign-up process that requires a credit card and multiple steps for support or cancellation.

Independent of the manufacturer; telematics security is a big issue. There is concern that with telematics someone can hack a car or steal personal information. Look for all the majors to really evolve this going forwards with Apple partnerships and other innovations. For now its just use it like an "early adopter" and look for more to come later.

BTW; OnStar in Europe will soon offer a private button; which turns off all telematics and allows you to drive in privacy mode. Good for those trips you have "never" taken.
 

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He means phone - rooting means taking off the carrier's version of the software and putting in a custom version. The software designers of UVO, for whatever reason, made it where the UVO app doesn't work with rooted phones.


I'm rooted and UVO works, just use Xposed framework and install RootCloak.
 
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