Category Archives: Kia Technology

Kia UVO display being configured to set the time and update for daylight saving time

How to Change Your Kia’s Display Time

Do Kia Vehicles Automatically Update for Daylight Saving Time?

We’re willing to bet you have experienced this phenomenon at least once or twice in your life: You’re on your way to work and you take a quick glance at the clock. OH NO! You’re almost an hour late! You quickly try to conjure up what you’re going to tell your boss when it dawns on you—this is the first workday after the Daylight Saving Time change, and you are, in fact, right on time, because you did remember to reset all your other clocks, plus, your phone auto-adjusted to the change over the weekend. Modern cars are quite the same thanks to technological innovations. Do Kia vehicles automatically update for Daylight Saving Time? The short answer is, yes, if you set it up that way! Take a look at how it works. 

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Kia Head-Up Display shown on left and its configuration on the instrument cluster shown on the right

Kia Head-Up Display Offers Driving Information at a Glance

Configuring Your Kia Head-Up Display

The instrument gauge cluster has been a vital component of all vehicles for decades, but there is always room for improvement. With that said, room for improvement doesn’t always translate to… actual physical room to put new things. There is only so much space on the instrument cluster behind your steering wheel, and that’s where head-up displays come into play. On select new Kia models, an available Head-Up Display projects relevant driving information directly onto your windshield just above the instrument cluster ahead of the steering wheel so it’s right there within your eyesight. But, which information will you see? You can actually customize that yourself to a degree. Keep reading for a video about configuring your Kia Head-Up Display. 

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Kia drive modes display on the instrument cluster

Guide to Using Your Kia’s Drive Mode Integrated Control System

How to Change Drive Mode in Kia Vehicles

Kia has a solid understanding of making sure every drive is enjoyable. These days, you can select from a whole variety of driving modes in your Kia vehicles, depending on what your preferences are or what kind of Florida terrain you are expecting to traverse on any given day. That’s where Kia has stepped in with its Drive Mode Integrated Control System, which gives you more control over just how dynamic your drive will be in select Kia models from Friendly Kia that are equipped with this available feature. Keep reading and take a look at a handy video that demonstrates how to change the drive mode in Kia vehicles. 

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2023 Kia Sportage on city street

How Safe is the Next-Generation Kia Sportage?

2023 Kia Sportage Safety Features and Driver Assists

This year the 2023 Kia Sportage is positioned to be one of the safest vehicles in its class, thanks to an enhanced suite of protective driving technology and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). This guide examines the new driver assists and other safety features that fans can expect from the redesigned 2023 Kia Sportage when it arrives at the Friendly Kia dealership in New Port Richey, FL.

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Kia Highway Driving Assist Feature

How Highway Driving Assist Brings Us One Step Closer to Self-Driving Kias

What is Kia’s Highway Driving Assist Feature?

The Highway Driving Assist featured on select new Kia models coordinates all of your favorite driver assistance systems to reduce driver fatigue and offer heightened peace of mind on the road ahead. This short guide takes a closer look at Kia’s Highway Driving Assist feature, what it does, and how to enable/disable the feature.

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2022 Kia Telluride 10.25-Inch Touchscreen

2022 Kia Telluride Adds 10.25-Inch Touchscreen to Standard Features

2022 Kia Telluride Infotainment and Connectivity Features

New this year, the larger 10.25-inch touchscreen now becomes standard on every 2022 Kia Telluride model in the lineup. The display replaces the standard 8-inch touchscreen previously offered on the LX and S trim levels. You can keep reading to learn more about the infotainment system and connectivity features provided on the 2022 Kia Telluride in this guide from the team at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL.

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2022 Kia Telluride side view

2022 Kia Telluride Gains Enhanced Cruise Control Technology

What Is Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve?

The 2022 Kia Telluride rolls into the latest model year mostly unchanged, but owners who have been waiting to buy will reap the benefits of enhanced cruise control and driving assist functions that do more to reduce strain on the driver. Here we take a closer look at the new Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve feature in the 2022 Kia Telluride, including what it does and how it works. Drivers in the Tampa Bay area can find it here at Friendly Kia.

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Gray 2021 Kia Carnival

2022 Kia Carnival Offers Segment-Exclusive Blind-Spot View Monitor

What Is the Blind-Spot View Monitor in the Kia Carnival?

We trust that you’re a vigilant driver, but even 20/20 vision and quick reflexes won’t guarantee protection against all the unexpected hazards you might encounter on the road. That’s why Kia has remained dedicated to providing a broad range of standard and available driver assists on every vehicle in the lineup. This year, the all-new 2022 Kia Carnival arrives at Friendly Kia with a segment-exclusive Blind-Spot View Monitor feature that makes it easier to keep tabs on your surroundings. Here’s how it works:

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Red 2022 Kia Sportage

Does the 2022 Kia Sportage Have Wireless Charging?

2022 Kia Sportage Entertainment and Safety Technology 

The Kia Sportage is easily one of the most popular vehicles here at Friendly Kia in Tampa Bay, thanks to its lineup of stellar entertainment and safety technology. The Sportage hits a home run in every category when it comes to infotainment and no features are left behind in this model lineup. The automotive industry has been gradually expanding its offerings of in-car technology, which has many shoppers asking – does the 2022 Kia Sportage have wireless charging? 

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UVO navigation screen

What Does the Kia UVO System Do?

2021 Kia Sorento UVO Features 

The UVO system is just one of the many high-tech connectivity features found in the next-generation 2021 Kia Sorento. The Kia Sorento received a complete overhaul for 2021, from a facelift to a new lineup of tech and safety features. The UVO system adds daily convenience to your workday drives and up-to-date info for your weekend date nights. UVO offers remote features, emergency help, vehicle information, and more.  

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