New Delhi, July 24 : Automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Tuesday launched an advanced telematics solution -- Suzuki Connect -- for its Nexa customers to manage a host of services such as emergency alerts, vehicle tracking and car assistance.

According to the company, the solution is priced at Rs 9,999 (inclusive of taxes) for a three year subscription.

"Suzuki Connect is an advanced telematics solution developed and tested in India to offer seamless connected car experience to car owners," Maruti Suzuki's Senior Executive Director, Marketing and Sales R.S. Kalsi was quoted as saying in a statement.

"A nationwide extensive study was conducted to understand the challenges that Indian car owners face daily and their expectations from these solutions. Unlike other OBD (On-board diagnostics) based telematics solutions available in market, ‘Suzuki Connect' is a TCU (Telematics Control Unit) based solution which is better, safer and more user friendly."

As per the statement, 'Suzuki Connect' will be available as an option that can be installed by customers in their cars across the company's Nexa network in the country.

The system utilises a TCU which exchanges information through a cellular network with a centralised server connected to Nexa customer care (subject to applicable terms and conditions of the NEXA app).

"Once installed and connected with smartphone through the Nexa App, customers can experience its progressive features like emergency alerts, vehicle tracking, driving behaviour analysis, car assistance, driving analytics report amongst a host of other features," the statement said.

The company's Nexa range of cars include crossover vehicle S-cross, high-end hatchback Baleno, sedan Ciaz and hatchback Ignis.

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Patna: Over 18.30 percent voter turnout has been recorded till 11 AM in the first phase of Bihar assembly polls on Wednesday, the Election Commission said in its provisional data.

A total of 71 assembly segments of the state's 243 constituencies are voting in the first phase in which nearly 2.15 crore voters will decide the electoral fate of over 1,000 candidates.

As per the provisional voter turnout data updated by the Election Commission at 11 AM, 18.31 percent of the total electorates have exercised their franchise.

The 71 constituencies are spread across 16 districts.

The maximum 26.76 percent turnout has been recorded in Lakhisarai, followed by Nawada (23.42%) and Banka (22.58 percent).

Among other districts, Buxar has recorded 19.10 percent turnout, Gaya 19.02 percent, Aurangabad 18.46 percent, Sheikhpura 17.31 percent, Kaimur (Bhabua) 16.98 percent, and Bhojpur 16.21 percent.

Munger recorded a turnout of 15.71 percent, Rohtas 15.32 percent, Arwal 14.81 percent, Jamui 13.91 percent, Jehanabad 11.39 percent, Bhagalpur 6.84 percent, and Patna 5.96 percent.

Union minister and senior BJP leader Giriraj Singh cast his vote at a polling booth in Lakhisarai, while former Bihar chief minister and HAM president Jitan Ram Manjhi exercised his franchise at a booth in Gaya.