Opel is slated to introduce OnStar connected vehicle services across its passenger car portfolio beginning next year, and the automaker will be putting on a presentation at the ‘eCall Days Germany’ conference to demonstrate its wide-ranging capabilities.
The seminar, which began on September 16 and will last through to Thursday, is the largest international conference in Germany on the European emergency call system. Political representatives from the European Commission and members of the automotive industry are in attendance to see how connected cars can improve the public’s driving experience.
Catherine M. Bishop, manager of global emergency services outreach and strategy at OnStar, and Gerrit Riemer, director of future mobility at Opel, will show how OnStar can provide quick emergency response times thanks to its Automatic Crash Response system. With the ACR system, the vehicle can detect a crash, notifying an OnStar advisor who will send help if the occupants request it or they do not answer.
OnStar was previously only available in North America and China, but will now be available to European customers too, along with 4G LTE Wi Fi technology. Opel has yet to provide a timeline of when the OnStar rollout in its products will begin.