MG Hector – India’s first Internet car with iSMART Next Gen technology

MG Hector from Morris Garages

MG Hector with iSMART Next Gen will be the first internet car in India that will redefine connected mobility. MG Motor (Morris Garages) unveiled several industry-first features of the Internet-enabled MG Hector which will go on sale by June this year.

The brain of the iSMART Next Gen will be housed in a 10.4” Head Unit with 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 and comes pre-loaded with entertainment content.

10.4 inch Head Unit with Vertical interface

MG Hector iSMART Next Gen comes with an industry first embedded M2M sim with Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPV6) ready for 5G. This seamless connectivity enables the users to receive real-time software, entertainment content and application updates. 

The most stunning feature of the MG Hector is Voice Assist. Activated with ‘Hello MG’, the voice assist allows over 100 commands, including opening and closing of windows and sunroof, ac control, navigation etc. and works even under poor connectivity.

The TomTom real-time navigation system will regularly update maps, routes and locations through their IQ Maps feature. Pre-loaded Gaana app with Premium Account and Accuweather will further help the customers to access music and weather forecasts.

360 degree camera view on Head unit

The car gets scanned each time the MG iSMART App is activated, and information includes location of car, tyre pressure, or if the doors are locked or not. Owner can use the remote app to directly lock or unlock doors, turn on ignition and switch on the air-conditioner. The App hosted on Microsoft Azure Cloud providing impregnable cyber security for all data can also help owners locate their MG Hector remotely and geo fence it, so the car cannot be taken out of a predefined zone.

If the MG Hector’s airbags are deployed under an emergency condition, automatic messages are sent to the Pulse Hub (MG Motor’s customer management service centre) and the registered phones along with a series of emergency response actions that get activated instantly. 

10.4 inch Head Unit with Vertical interface

MG India has integrated technology in the entire customer journey and customer experience. Adobe and Cognizant have partnered MG to develop the first ever Adobe Experience Cloud to make the customer journey a delight for MG customers. Likewise, SAP with iTelligence has built one of its kind Dealer Management System – ‘Magnet’, and connected apps. This system would host all information from company, dealers, service centres and customers at one place. This would make sure the customer can seamlessly be recognised and offered services at pre-sales, sales and post sales phases.