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    Amazon Key unlocks Volvo and GM vehicles for parcel deliveries


    Amazon Prime in-car delivery (Image: Volvo) Both Volvo Cars and General Motors have announced the addition of the Amazon Key app to their respective connected services in the USA. This will be available to customers in 37 US cities and their surrounding areas, with more locations to follow. For ...

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    GM's infotainment chief: It's all about the infrastructure


    GM's Abram: “If we get the infrastructure right, we can react to everything." (Photo: A. Bongard) General Motors, like most of its competitors, is embracing new technologies as customers increasingly look for new and different personal-mobility products. “The convergence of connectivity, vehicle electrification and evolving customer needs demands new ...

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    GM China vehicles to feature 4G telematics this year


    Fast 4G communications allow more infotainment options inside the car (Photo: GM) General Motors said a Cadillac brand model it will start selling this year in China will mark the beginning of its rollout of fast 4G telematics systems in the world's biggest car market. The connectivity will be ...

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    Opel launches OnStar in Europe as free service in first year


    Opel CEO Neumann wants Opel to be a leader in connected-car technology (Photo: GM) Opel joined the race to be the best connected car brand in Geneva Tuesday, when it announced that General Motors' OnStar connectivity suite will be available on all of its models starting this year. Opel ...

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    GM appoints new connected-consumer chief


    Boler-Davis takes over from Mary Chan, who is leaving GM (Photo: GM) Alicia Boler-Davis will take over as head of General Motors' connected-car operations, replacing Mary Chan, who will leave the car company next year. Boler-Davis, currently senior vice president, global quality and customer experience, will hand over quality ...

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    GM plans embedded 4G connectivity globally


    GM's embedded 4G infrastructure will let passengers connect to an in-vehicle hotspot (Photo: GM) General Motors plans to equip next-generation models with embedded 4G LTE sim cards, paving the way for a greater array of services to be available to the connected car. The US automaker announced at the ...

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    CES: Developers gain access to GM's infotainment


    GM infotainment will soon feature customized apps (Photo: GM) LAS VEGAS ”“ Developers will be able to create in-vehicle apps for General Motors infotainment systems, after the US carmaker announced a software development kit for programmers. The kit will allow drivers to add apps and features to their cars ...

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    OnStar prepares for Mexican business in course of 2013


    Mexico will be OnStar's 4th national market when it launches there in 2013 (Photo: GM) General Motors, which is keen to broaden the geographical reach of its OnStar safety and emergency calling system, will make the technology available in Mexico from 2013. OnStar is already marketed in the US, ...

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    Paris auto show: OnStar also part of GM-PSA talks


    In early 2012, GM released an aftermarket version of OnStar available to non-GM vehicle owners in the US (Photo: OnStar) Paris - The possible sharing of General Motors' OnStar technology is part of the broader collaboration talks between the US automaker and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, a senior PSA executive said Friday. ...

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    GM appoints computer exec to run OnStar, infotainment


    Mary Chan (Photo: Dell) General Motors has hired a senior executive from computer maker Dell to run its global infotainment operations, which include the OnStar telematics unit. The carmaker said Mary Chan, senior vice president and general manager of Dell's Enterprise Mobility Solutions & Services division, started at GM May ...

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    OnStar president stepping down - reports


    OnStar President Linda Marshall told developers at the Las Vegas CES last month that they could create novel mobile applications for its various services (photo: GM) The president of OnStar, Linda Marshall, is leaving her position slightly more than a year after assuming the job of running General Motors' connected ...

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    OnStar teams up with Telefonica for global expansion


    OnStar sofar is only available in North America and China (Photo: OnStar) Onstar is teaming up with Spanish telecommunications group Telefonica to expand its telematics offerings globally. "Earlier this year we announced that OnStar is growing its global footprint,” said Jon Hyde, director of OnStar Global Expansion. "This partnership is ...

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    GM's OnStar, Verizon Wireless show Cloud-enabled vehicle


    The Onstar-Verizon prototype offers a broad range of Cloud-enabled application options (Photo: GM) General Motors' OnStar and Verizon Wireless showed a research vehicle at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that provides users with access to Cloud-based streaming content. The US carmaker's telematics unit has teamed up with Verizon, ...

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    OnStar won't keep data connection to former customers' cars


    OnStar recently launched an aftermarket solution in the form of a rearview mirror (Photo: GM) OnStar said Tuesday it was reversing an earlier decision to keep a data connection to customers' vehicles after the OnStar service is canceled. The GM telematics division had sent e-mails to customers telling them that ...

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    Onstar opens 2nd call center in China


    An adviser takes a call in OnStar’s Shanghai call center (Photo: GM) Shanghai OnStar Telematics Co., Ltd., opened a second call center in China, citing increased demand in the world's fastest growing major car market. The telematics unit of General Motors said the new call center in Xiamen has 200 ...

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    iSuppli: OnStar subscriptions set to soar


    Subscriptions to General Motors’ OnStar system are set to soar to 7.9 million by the end of 2017 from 5.1 million in 2010, according IHS iSuppli. The research company said the rise will mirror sales growth for GM as a whole. Sales of OnStar in new GM cars, where the ...


    OnStar shows smart-grid technology


    OnStar shows how electric vehicles connect to the Smart Grid OnStar is showing how its energy management technologies will help integrate electric vehicles into intelligent electricity networks. In presentations at this week’s DistribuTECH conference in San Diego, the GM telematics unit is using  the Chevrolet Volt to demonstrate how ...

  • OnStar Expands to Non-GM Vehicles

    CES: OnStar to be available in non-GM cars


    OnStar President Chris Preuss shows the rearview mirror that will make OnStar available in non-GM cars LAS VEGAS ”“ OnStar announced that it will be available as an aftermarket solution for brands other than General Motors. Chris Preuss, OnStar president, said the move reflects the biggest change in the GM-owned ...