Kia Hit With 4 Patent Suits Over Vehicle Monitoring Systems

Law360, New York (February 14, 2013, 1:26 PM EST) -- American Vehicular Sciences LLC on Wednesday hit Kia Motors Corp. with four different suits in Texas federal court, alleging the Seoul-based automaker is infringing on several patents covering technology such as automatic crash notification and vehicle diagnostic systems.

Plano, Texas-based AVS took aim at Kia and two of its American units largely over Kia's UVO eServices system, which includes a suite of telecommunications and information technology that monitors vehicle performance, alerts emergency services in the event of a crash, assists in navigation and connects to the vehicle's in-car communications and entertainment system, among other features.

Additionally, AVS is asserting its patents...

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