GM selects AT&T for enhanced wireless services
CHICAGO – AT&T has announced an agreement with OnStar, a subsidiary of General Motors, to wirelessly deliver an enhanced suite of safety, security, diagnostic and infotainment services to most Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles, beginning in 2014 in the U.S. and Canada.
The multi-year agreement calls for AT&T to enable millions of GM cars, trucks and crossovers with 4G LTE mobile Internet access, providing the latest wireless technology to power GM's safety and security services offered by OnStar, as well as a new suite of infotainment services like streaming audio, web access, applications, and even video for backseat passengers.
AT&T also will enable GM's in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspots and voice-calling services. These enhancements build on OnStar's existing portfolio of connected services, first introduced in GM vehicles in 1996.
"Introducing 4G LTE into GM vehicles is a game-changing opportunity, and we couldn't be better positioned to help drive this movement," said Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO, AT&T Mobility. "We're working closely with GM to grow the connected car base, and provide unique and relevant services that will improve the connected experience inside automobiles for both drivers and passengers."