Connectivity continues to advance in the automotive industry. Starting this month, Chevrolet will deliver native apps like Spotify and The Weather Channel to users of its connected vehicles, which are capable of remotely updating touch screen software, as well as monitoring vehicle health to help keep cars in excellent condition and provide protection, security and emergency services to through the OnStar technology platform.
“We want to create an advanced infotainment ecosystem in which our customers have useful information and also a unique on-board connectivity experience, without affecting driving safety. That’s why, within connected vehicles we will deliver more functionalities through these new apps, so that our users can use them with their native Wi-Fi, another attribute of these Chevrolet vehicles. In this way, we take advantage of the independence of having a connected ecosystem inside the car, without depending on external devices such as mobile phones, which have become the main factor of distraction when driving, increasing the probability of accidents”, explains Juan Alberto Yokens , Marketing and Product Manager of General Motors Peru.
For Yokens, this initiative is also “a step that paves the way for the experiences that customers will obtain, in the future, with the functionalities that autonomous vehicles will have.”
Another advantage of incorporating these apps in Chevrolet vehicles is that They will be able to work with the native Wi-Fi of the car. It will no longer be an inconvenience not to have a signal on the phone to listen to music online on Spotify (for example), the Wi-Fi hotspot of these cars has up to 12 times more signal intensity than a mobile phone and more time connected in 4G thanks to the range of the car’s built-in antenna, thus delivering a much better connection experience.
It should be noted that these new applications are just the beginning of a wider range of apps that will be available soon in Chevrolet cars, and that will be updated remotely (just as our phone apps are updated), to generate greater autonomy for Chevrolet customers by having an experience similar to navigating on a smartphone while driving .
But, which vehicles will be able to obtain the new applications? They will be available to new and existing customers driving the following OnStar-enabled models:
- Tahoe MY21 onwards
- Suburban MY21 onwards
- Traverse MY22 onwards
- Colorado LTZ/HC MY21 and up
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