At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the big news, aside from the launch of OnStar 4G LTE in 30 General Motors vehicles, was the announcement of AppShop for Chevrolet, Buick, Opel, Vauxhall and GMC models, and the equivalent CUE Collection for Cadillac vehicles. Initially, GM previewed 10 launch apps, including Weather Channel, TuneIn Radio, Eventseeker and Vehicle Health, with the expectation to launch the apps this summer on select 2015 model-year vehicles. However, things aren’t going as planned.
For quality reasons, General Motors is delaying the launch of AppShop to what is now expected to be the 2015 calendar year. GM officials couldn’t disclose any specifics to us, but insisted that the re-positioned launch timeframe and rollout cadence will enhance the quality and customer experience of AppShop and its apps, as initial testing in GM test vehicles haven’t yielded the most ideal results so far.
However, the delay of AppShop/CUE Collection are not resulting in any delays of launching vehicles with 4G LTE, whose rollout is still scheduled for later this year.