The JioSaavn app will be placed on the 10.1-inch infotainment system of MG Motor India’s upcoming mid-size Astor SUV for streaming music and videos. It will be powered by the i-Smart Hub, which will be available on the new connected SUV, which will be unveiled on September 15.
The MG Astor will be the first vehicle from the brand to feature an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered personal assistant system that can respond to voice requests and perform activities such as playing music or making and receiving phone calls. Paralympic athlete and Khel Ratna award winner Deepa Malik will be the voice of the personal AI assistant. The JioSaavn app will be loaded on the 10.1-inch infotainment system of MG Motor’s mid-size Astor SUV.
The idea of Car as a Platform (CAAP) software, which is based on technologies such as machine learning, blockchain, artificial intelligence and others, is of medium size. The SUV will also be equipped with the segment’s first autonomous Level 2 technology. This will allow Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Prevention and Speed Assist to be executed, among other emergency safety measures.
MG Motor has announced that the Astor SUV will come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across all trim levels, allowing more people to benefit from the Vehicle Connect system. In addition, the i-Smart Hub on the new MG vehicle will provide access to features like parking assistance. Powered by Park+, this feature will help drivers to initially reserve parking slots through a head unit in select cities. In terms of mechanicals, the ICE counterpart of the MG ZS EV, the Astor will be powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder mild-hybrid petrol engine that will be capable of churning out 141 bhp of power and 240 Nm of maximum torque. The engine will come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic unit.