Shanghai OnStar — GM’s China-based telematics subsidiary — announced several new features at the 12th Guangzhou International Auto Show. Among the new features are two new services — Weather Check and Reservation. Both rely on cloud computing services to deliver what their respective name implies.
The Weather Check service provides up-to-date weather information for the customer’s current location and destination.
The Reservation service enables customers to book hotels and buy airplane tickets while driving, as well as make service/maintenance appointments with dealers.
The new services are accessed via the white OnStar Services/Voice Recognition button. Whether GM-OnStar plans on introducing a comparable service to subscribers in North America is unknown. We’ve reached out to GM for comment and will update this article upon hearing back.