“The Popular Science awards demonstrate OnStar’s continued commitment to remain a platform for future innovations,” said Mary Chan, president, Global Connected Consumer, GM. “Our growing list of core services, more than 1 million active RemoteLink app users and upcoming expansion of 4G LTE services to China and Europe echo this.”
Earlier this year OnStar announced its shift from a 2G cellular connection to high-speed 4G LTE connectivity, bringing improved advisor services and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to vehicles. The new technology allows customers to connect up to seven devices to the vehicle and use simultaneous voice and data. Currently, more than 30 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac 2015 models are equipped with the technology.
“For 27 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us − those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our view of whatʼs possible in the future,” said Cliff Ransom, editor-in-chief of Popular Science. “The Best of Whatʼs New” award is the magazineʼs top honor, and the 100 winners − chosen from among thousands of entrants − each is a revolution in its field.”
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