OnStar will demonstrate cloud-connected vehicles using LTE technology.
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.