General Motors recently reiterated its commitment to Holden, the automaker’s Australian subsidiary, and GM will execute a competitive future-vehicle portfolio and serve up more technology and future-forward thinking than ever. On the technology front, GM is keeping to its word.
Holden announced OnStar will launch for Holden vehicles in 2019 with the brand set to become the regional hub for the service in the Asia-Pacific region. OnStar will first launch with the Holden Equinox and roll out to all other vehicles shortly thereafter.
Like the service globally, OnStar in Australia will boast the key pillars that have made the service so successful around the world. Some of the included OnStar services will be emergency response, security, navigation, connectivity and vehicle management systems. To break it down even further, Holden owners will be able to lock, unlock and start their vehicles via smartphone, receive vehicle diagnostics, utilize a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, enjoy peace of mind with automatic crash response and much more.
“OnStar’s human touch is what makes it unique and differentiates it from other telematics services in the market. And the above is just the beginning. Once we connect you to your car remotely the possibilities to create experiences that make your drive more enjoyable and the way that we can enhance the usage of your time are endless,” Peter Keley, Managing Director, OnStar General Motors International, said.
Globally, OnStar served 13 million drivers since launching in 1996. In 2016, OnStar surpassed 1.5 billion customer interactions.