OnStar To Showcase 4G LTE Research, Future Expansion During CES

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    OnStar To Showcase 4G LTE Research, Future Expansion During CES

    OnStar will demonstrate cloud-connected vehicles using LTE technology.
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    December 19, 2011
    By: Nick Saporito


    The acronym LTE has become a buzzword in the communications world as of late. Short of Long Term Evolution, LTE is the global standard for 4G wireless broadband and OnStar is already researching potential uses to leverage the wider bandwidth. During next month's Consumer Electronics Show the telematics division of GM will show off their latest research to leverage LTE with cloud-connected vehicles. OnStar has also stated that they will announce further expansion in the mobile application arena and provide some sort of announcement regarding their aftermarket FMV mirror.

    Utilizing a Chevrolet Volt as a prototype, OnStar will collaborate with Verizon Wireless to show off their research into 4G technology. According to OnStar the Volt demo will showcase cloud-connected streaming of entertainment and information to the car, rear-seat infotainment management and video chat services. The goal appears to be showcasing how streaming can benefit all passengers in the vehicle, not just the driver.

    OnStar has not yet released any further information regarding their mobile application or FMV announcements at CES. Stay tuned next month for further information from CES.
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    Re: OnStar To Showcase 4G LTE Research, Future Expansion During CES

    WiFi hotspot. Sounds good.

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    Re: OnStar To Showcase 4G LTE Research, Future Expansion During CES

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    What vehicle's interior is pictured? I don't recognize it.

    Is that the Encore?

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    Re: OnStar To Showcase 4G LTE Research, Future Expansion During CES

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    Is that the Encore?

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    I think it's the Volt.

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    Re: OnStar To Showcase 4G LTE Research, Future Expansion During CES

    So - why would you pay $35 a month for OnStar Wifi that only works in your car when you can pay $35 for a portable 4g Mifi hotspot from Verizon that will work anywhere?
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    Re: OnStar To Showcase 4G LTE Research, Future Expansion During CES

    Quote Originally Posted by goochman View Post
    So - why would you pay $35 a month for OnStar Wifi that only works in your car when you can pay $35 for a portable 4g Mifi hotspot from Verizon that will work anywhere?

    Or just activate the hotpot feature on any modern Android phone. Sprint has Wi-Max soon to be LTE and Verizon, AT&T have LTE.

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    Re: OnStar To Showcase 4G LTE Research, Future Expansion During CES

    Quote Originally Posted by 91fairladyZ View Post
    Or just activate the hotpot feature on any modern Android phone. Sprint has Wi-Max soon to be LTE and Verizon, AT&T have LTE.
    Or any Blackberry that can run OS 7.1

    Also that is a Chevy Volt interior.

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    Re: OnStar To Showcase 4G LTE Research, Future Expansion During CES

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    I think it's the Volt.
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