Through the use of in-vehicle sensors and the OnStar system, General Motors' customers already get monthly updates on the health of their vehicles and alerts to potential problems. But the company is now looking to take preventative vehicle maintenance even further with a new system that promises to pinpoint potential problems with specific components before they fail and the vehicle breaks down. It's kind of like having a psychic under the hood of your car, minus the crystal ball.
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You can brag to your friends about the amazing weekend you had at the track all you want, but without a witness, you might as well be boasting about that monstrous fish that got away. So for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, GM is including what it calls its Performance Data Recorder which overlays telemetry, speed, and location data over a 720p video recording of everywhere you've driven — basically giving you instant replay of your hoonage so you can back up your bragging.
As had been promised, so GM has delivered: a demonstration of what it's like to have 4G LTE — and apps, so many apps — in your car. Angry Birds in your dashboard might help your road rage, but is it safe?
While lawmakers are passing stricter regulations on mobile phone usage in cars, OnStar seems to be bucking that trend. At CES they'll be showing off a new in-car 4G infotainment system that will stream video content and allow for video calls.
GM's OnStar system has just taken a leap into connectivity, adding audio Facebook updates, voice texting and apps that control your car from your phone. Suddenly, your most expensive gadget might be your car.
The announcement came earlier this month, but today's the first day that GM's OnStar eNav feature is fully operational. If you've got an OnStar-enabled GM vehicle (model year 2006 or more recent), you can search for a destination on Google Maps and have it sent directly to your car. Just like Ford Sync! And hopefully less dangerous than Google walking directions.