OnStar’s 4G LTE is the going thing in the U.S., giving American consumers the ability to stay connected from Point A to Point B. But now China will be the recipient of the same kind of connectivity as select Cadillac models will be equipped with this option for 2015.
“Offering OnStar 4G LTE signals that Shanghai GM’s connected vehicle technology has entered a new era. It will not only provide sustainable and strong Wi-Fi hotspots to our customers, but will also provide users with quick, real-time connections between their personal mobile devices and the Internet,” said Shanghai GM President Wang Yongqing.
The benefit of OnStar 4G LTE goes beyond connectivity − it will provide improved OnStar safety and security services. There won’t be a more comprehensive in-vehicle safety and connectivity system available in China. Increased responsiveness, and the ability to support simultaneous voice and data connections, built-in 4G LTE connectivity will enable new possibilities in a wide range of in-vehicle communication and entertainment capabilities.
“The new technology will deliver high-speed, stable and safe Internet connection, which will provide infinite possibilities for building a future ecosystem around the connected vehicle,” added Yongqing.
General Motors President of Global Connected Consumer Mary Chan also said, “Turning our vision for the connected car into reality starts with enabling fast, reliable and responsive connectivity within the vehicle for our customers. Through this built-in OnStar 4G LTE connection, we are creating a platform for future intelligent consumer and transportation solutions.”
Shanghai GM expects to announce its 4G LTE carrier partner in the coming months.