Proving that being connected is a feature for the future, OnStar 4G LTE has been named “Best of What’s New” by Popular Science. This is the third time the magazine has chosen OnStar for one of the annual awards.
“The Popular Science awards demonstrate OnStar’s continued commitment to remain a platform for future innovations,” said the president of Global Connected Consumer for GM, Mary Chan. “Our growing list of core services, more than 1 million active RemoteLink app users and upcoming expansion of 4G LTE services to China and Europe echo this.”
Earlier in 2015, OnStar announced a shift from a 2G cellular connection to high-speed 4G LTE connectivity, which allows owners of General Motors products so equipped to connect up to seven devices and simultaneously use voice and data. More than 30 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac models are currently equipped with the technology for the 2105 model year.
“For 27 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us − those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our view of whatʼs possible in the future,” said the editor-in-chief of Popular Science, Cliff Ransom. “The Best of Whatʼs New” award is the magazineʼs top honor, and the 100 winners − chosen from among thousands of entrants − each is a revolution in its field.”
OnStar first won this Popular Science award in 1996, the year the brand launched. Ten years later, OnStar earned its second award for Turn-by-Turn Navigation, which was the world’s first off-board navigation system. This year’s award is for OnStar’s 10th generation hardware equipped with 4G LTE.