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If you want your car to rat out your kids, Kia is showing off a whole new out-ratter:

Don’t want your kid driving to a certain part of town — say that sketchy neighborhood out west or the house of a friend that you’re not so keen on? In the near-future, your Kia could send you a text message if they go there… Besides the usual services — 9-1-1 assist and send-to-car Google Maps navigation in nav-equipped cars — UVO offers what Kia Forte product strategy manager Dan Tiet called “geo-fencing,” or the ability to draw zones on a map and receive alerts when your car goes there.

UVO — “Your Voice” (?) — will be rolled out in two 2014 models, including the Forte, and eventually to the rest of the line.







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