Chevrolet Accelerates to 4G LTE Speeds in 2014

Posted on 09. Jan, 2014 by in GM Canada

Chevrolet Accelerates to 4G LTE Speeds in 2014

Bowtie code models in U.S. and Canada to get OnStar 4G LTE by summer

2014-01-09

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LAS VEGAS (Thursday, Jan 9, 2014) – Starting this summer, Chevrolet will have some of a fastest vehicles on a roads, and that has zero to do with horsepower. Chevrolet drivers will be enjoying high-speed information – done probable by a new OnStar 4G LTE tie in a vehicle, using on ATT’s network, a nation’s fastest and many arguable 4G LTE network.

Chevrolet now announced during a Consumer Electronics Show that a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette, Impala, Malibu, and Volt would be a initial General Motors’ vehicles to come optionally versed with OnStar 4G LTE. They will be followed by a Equinox, Silverado, Silverado HD, Spark and Spark EV. In a Canadian market, OnStar with 4G LTE will be introduced on a Chevrolet Trax as well. The infancy of a 2015 Chevrolet lineup in a U.S and Canada will have a 4G LTE tie built-in during automobile launch. More models will be announced after this year.

“Chevrolet is approaching to exercise a broadest deployment of 4G LTE in a automotive industry,” pronounced Alan Batey, comparison clamp boss of Global Chevrolet. “The fact that OnStar with 4G LTE will be permitted in models that operation from a Chevrolet Spark to a Silverado to a Corvette, is demonstrative of a extended joining to broach some-more value and preference by intelligent record applications. This new, eloquent record resolution will make a consumers lives easier to connect.”

Vehicles Equipped with Built-in Wi-Fi Hotspot

The 4G LTE rollout will move a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to many Chevrolet vehicles, that allows passengers to bond their personal devices, such as smartphones, laptops and tablets, to high-speed wireless internet. Each automobile can accommodate mixed inclination during one time.

“We know that a business rest on being connected on a daily, if not hourly basis, and they pattern to be supposing with a information and calm they enterprise with no interruptions,” pronounced Mary Chan, president, GM’s Global Connected Consumer. “A 4G LTE hotspot that’s built into a car’s pattern will yield a some-more unchanging and absolute Wi-Fi tie than a smartphone.”

With OnStar’s 4G LTE connection, a automobile acts as a mobile hub, giving business easier entrance to apps and services that need a high-speed mobile or information connection. The automobile will occupy a wireless tie that does not rest on a brought-in mobile device.

In partnership with ATT and a Canadian partners, a information tie in a automobile will be quick – and flexible. Drivers will be means to compensate for information as a standalone choice or supplement their automobile to a shareable bucket of information on mobile plans. Additional pricing and information packages for OnStar 4G LTE will be announced after in 2014.

Chevrolet AppShop Offers Connected Car Personalization

Chevrolet MyLink will offer consumers an encouragement with a built in AppShop, permitted on name 2015 Chevrolet models in a U.S. and Canada. AppShop will advantage from a embedded 4G LTE connection.

Chevrolet AppShop is permitted by an idol on a MyLink shade that allows owners to perspective all permitted apps and download them directly to a vehicle, afterwards organize, refurbish or undo them as needed. Available apps will bond drivers to automobile data, music, news, weather, transport information and more.

“The built-in 4G LTE tie will concede a vehicles to be updated with a latest program and apps,” pronounced Chan. “This means that a driver’s automobile infotainment systems can keep removing improved after squeeze as business can continue to supplement on and customize their features.”

An initial list of designed apps announced now includes Vehicle Health, Priceline.com, The Weather Channel, NPR, Slacker Radio, TuneIn Radio, Cityseeker, Eventseeker, Glympse and Kaliki.

OnStar’s 10th Generation to Debut

Chevrolet’s 4G LTE launch coincides with a 10th hardware era of OnStar, a use that debuted in GM vehicles in 1996. The ascent will concede for voice and high speed information services.  

“We are focused on constantly improving a OnStar use so that a complement continues to sojourn a devoted value-add for GM drivers,” pronounced Terry Inch, arch handling officer, OnStar. “4G LTE will capacitate a many absolute OnStar tie ever.”

OnStar Advisors now respond to approximately 185,000 calls each day or some-more than dual calls each second. OnStar is customary opposite a 2014 Chevrolet lineup. The OnStar RemoteLink Key Fob Services smartphone app, that allows owners to close or clear doors, activate a horn and lights, and remotely start a properly-equipped vehicle, is enclosed for 5 years for scrupulously versed Chevrolet vehicles in a U.S.

About Chevrolet in Canada

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of a world’s largest automobile brands, doing business in some-more than 140 countries and offered some-more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides business with fuel-efficient vehicles that underline energetic performance, fluent pattern and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found during www.chevrolet.ca, on Facebook during http://www.facebook.com/chevroletcanada or by following @ChevroletCanada on Twitter.

About OnStar in Canada

OnStar, LLC (OnStar) is a unconditionally owned auxiliary of GM Holdings LLC (“GM”). Along with a associate Shanghai OnStar Telematics Co. Ltd (a corner try involving OnStar, Shanghai General Motors Co., Ltd (SGM) and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC)), OnStar serves some-more than 6.4 million subscribers in a U.S, Canada and China. OnStar is a provider of connected safety, confidence and mobility solutions and modernized information record and is permitted on 39 GM branded 2013 indication year vehicles. OnStar’s pivotal services embody involuntary pile-up response, stolen automobile assistance, remote doorway unlock, turn-by-turn navigation, automobile diagnostics and hands-free calling. More information about OnStar can be found during www.onstar.ca

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