Late last year, General Motors announced that Chevrolet’s connected vehicles are experiencing exponential growth in South America – led by Brazil, the country with the largest automotive market in the region. Taking advantage of being the absolute leader in connectivity in the Brazilian market, the company has just launched an automatic payment label through OnStar to facilitate urban mobility for its customers in the country.
The automaker has partnered with Veloe, a vehicle services automatic payment solutions company in Brazil, to offer a payment tag that simplifies the use of OnStar-equipped Chevrolet cars. The device allows the vehicle to automatically go through the gates of all highway tolls and more than 400 parking lots on streets as well as in shopping centers, airports and hospitals throughout the country.
“The OnStar client values the connected services that the technology is capable of providing, from the automatic rescue call in the event of an accident, through the integrated Wi-Fi and remote mechanical diagnostics to the possibility of controlling the vehicle’s functions by application,” said the Director of Connected Services at GM South America, Rosana Herbst, in a press release. “The Veloe automatic payment sticker is yet another convenience and security for the driver’s daily life,” she added.
Using a special label affixed to the inside of the vehicle’s windshield, OnStar’s new automatic payment system offers users the ability to pay for tolls and parking services more quickly and conveniently. With this service in partnership with Veloe, the driver can manage their tickets and mobility expenses 100 percent digitally, either through the application or the GM partner’s website.
The partnership between OnStar and Veloe is already active, so the request for the automatic payment tag can be made while purchasing the vehicle at the dealership or through a dedicated page on the Chevrolet Brasil website. Currently, almost the entire portfolio of Chevrolet vehicles in Brazil offers the OnStar system and in total, the brand already has more than 215,000 cars connected with active service in the South American country.
It is worth noting that all Bow Tie brand vehicles equipped with the OnStar system in Brazil are compatible with the new service, whether new or used. After joining the service, the company sends the sticker to the address indicated by the consumer with the necessary instructions to activate and stick the Veloe automatic payment label on the inside of the car’s windshield – which includes a 14-month free monthly fee.