General Motors has come forth stating Chevrolet Silverado are some of the most connected drivers on the road, taking advantage of OnStar and its host of RemoteLink mobile apps. Remote start and Vehicle Diagnostics top the list of Silverado owners most used features.
“Compared to other vehicles, trucks have a unique place in their owners’ lives,” said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer for Silverado. “Not only can pickups provide reliable day-to-day transportation, but they’re also a valuable tool for tackling projects at home or on the job site. It’s not surprising, then, that Silverado owners would take full advantage of RemoteLink’s ability to keep tabs on the health of their Silverado.”
Because of this information, General Motors is continuing to ready its Proactive Alert technology. Proactive Alerts are an industry first, and can predict and notify drivers when certain components are in need of service, many times before performance is even affected.
GM also reports 99 percent of Chevrolet Silverado drivers accept their three-month trial of OnStar 4G LTE wireless service, eventually leading to a one-gigabyte data plan. OnStar 4G LTE can support multiple devices while the vehicle is running, and GM expects it to drive profits in the future.
With the Silverado identified as one of the most connected vehicles on the road, it gives crucial market feedback to General Motors on where the next greatest innovation will be applied next.