Chevrolet has just announced an enhanced version of its myChevrolet mobile app.
Set to be introduced at CES 2016, the new app retains the functionality of the original myChevrolet, while integrating the features previously found exclusively in the recently-redesigned OnStar RemoteLink app, thereby creating a one-stop experience.
So, what does the new app do, exactly? The functionality can be broken down as follows:
Previous MyChevrolet app functionality:
- Get roadside assistance
- Set parking reminders
- View owner’s manual content
Newly-added OnStar functionality:
- See vehicle diagnostics, such as:
- Fuel range
- Tire pressure
- Oil life
- Manage Wi-Fi hotspot (for vehicles with OnStar 4G LTE feature)
- Perform key fob commands, such as:
- Remote engine start (for vehicles with remote start feature)
- Remote door lock/unlock
- Activate horn and lights
- Receive personalized retail offers through OnStar AtYourService
- Send directions to the vehicle’s navigation system
In addition, users will be able to customize the home screen of the app by ordering the tabs they use most often, and removing those they don’t use. The app will serve as “a platform for the growth of future mobile devices”, according to Chevrolet.
“The myChevrolet app will be the most comprehensive vehicle app available – and will support the ownership experience over the life of the vehicle,” said Paul Edwards, vice president, Chevrolet marketing. “By integrating OnStar RemoteLink features into the myChevrolet app, we’re creating a one-stop-app for owners to manage their vehicle with one user profile and unified log-in.”
The myChevrolet app will be available on select 2010 and newer retail-sold Chevrolet vehicles in the U.S. and Canada. In order to access the full set of the app’s features, users will need to have activated their OnStar service, which doesn’t necessarily mean having a paid subscription thanks to the new OnStar basic plan, which is free for five years with every new (retail) GM vehicle purchase.