The GM press conference is the first we had the pleasure of attending at CES 2015, not long after we arrived in Las Vegas.
The newest version of the electric Chevrolet Volt was glamorously revealed, and with it came some exciting news from one of the original proprietors of the connected car.
Chevrolet will now be offering a more robust version of the OnStar service. Originally best known for calling for help when in an accident, OnStar can now do things like find the driver a hotel room during a road trip (the most requested feature), and offer to book that room at a special rate. The folks at GM have been taking customer suggestions to heart, and have come up with an OnStar that provides peace of mind, as well as the connected conveniences that people have become accustomed to.
Additionally, OnStar Driver Assurance monitors a vehicle’s components and warns the driver when a certain part or system needs attention.
GM’s mission is to offer integrated infotainment and telematics systems that are seamless and user-friendly. They also plan to develop apps in the future.