GM set for largest automotive deployment of 4G LTE services

  • 25-Feb-2013 11:18 EST

General Motors on Feb. 25 announced a global strategy that to embed 4G LTE mobile broadband into its models to improve enhance vehicle connectivity. The first GM cars, trucks, and crossovers to get 4G LTE will be most 2015 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac models available in 2014 in the U.S. and Canada. Services will be delivered through AT&T. GM will announce more carrier and supplier relationships in coming months to expand 4G LTE capabilities in markets around the globe. It says 4G LTE has mobile data speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G technologies. It also offers increased responsiveness and the ability to support simultaneous voice and data connections. Expected benefits for GM customers could include in-vehicle Wi-Fi hot spots, new infotainment options such as streaming video entertainment in the back seat, real-time updates, and faster application downloads. These enhancements build on OnStar’s existing portfolio of built-in connected services. Customers will not be required to have a smartphone to use connected services.

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