GM to launch new vehicle-prognosis service via OnStar connection

Article by Christian A., on January 6, 2015

General Motors plans to launch a new vehicle-prognosis service this year that provides OnStar subscribers feedback on their driving habits. GM also plans to launch another service in which some Chevrolet customers will be notified of potential trouble with their battery, fuel pump or other components.

The data collected by sensors in the vehicle will be streamed via OnStar's 4G LTE high-speed connection. According to GM, both services will be included for free for regular OnStar subscribers who opt in.

Alicia Boler-Davis, GM's senior vice president for global connected customer experience, said in a statement that only the carmaker offers the vehicle-prognostics service, which marks a new chapter in its pursuit to provide convenience and the best overall service in the auto industry.

Unveiled at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, the prognosis service initially will warn about a pending issue with the battery, starter motor and fuel pump -- before vehicle performance is affected. GM said more components will be included in the service in the future.

Users will receive notifications through email, text message, in-vehicle alerts or via the OnStar’s RemoteLink smartphone app. The service allows OnStar customers to enroll in a 90-day program to assess certain driving metrics, which results will be compared against an aggregate of other enrollees.

GM will launch the driver-feedback service this summer and will be available on selected 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, Tahoe, Suburban, Corvette, Silverado models. The services showcase the GM’s 4G service it rolled out in 2013.

While other carmakers provide 4G services via owners' smartphones, GM became the first one to offer it onboard.

Topics: gm, onstar

If you liked the article, share on:

Pin It

Comments

Recommended

To the proud owners and owner-to-be of the Porsche 991 Carrera GTS, there's good news for you all. German automobile manufacturer Porsche recently confirmed to the public that the Porsche...
by - March 23, 2017
McLaren diehards, this is the moment that you're all waiting for. The British automaker recently publicized the teaser outline of its new automobile that will hit the streets soon, dubbed...
by - March 23, 2017
PSA seems very confident about conquering the world. The purchase of Opel/Vauxhall for €2.2 billion ($2.3B) from General Motors makes PSA the second largest car company, just behind the Volkswagen...
by - March 23, 2017
Reporting for duty. It’s been a year since the Victoria Police was loaned a new Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe. In those 12 months, the coupe served as the law...
by - March 23, 2017
After making its debut at the Paris Motor Show last year as a concept car, the Trezor by Renault managed to bring home the 2016 Concept Car Design Of The...
by - March 23, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries