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BlackBerry determined to maintain lead in connected-car technology

March 27, 2014 13:48 CET
BlackBerry says it's determined to keep its lead in connected-car software, even though its share of the global smartphone market has tumbled below 1 percent, crushed by rivals Apple and Google.... Read More »

 

Opel will offer 4G OnStar system

March 4, 2014 15:13 CET
General Motors' Opel/Vauxhall unit said it will launch a WiFi-enabled version of GM's OnStar connectivity system in major European markets by 2015.... Read More »

 

OnStar gets 4G relaunch

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
OnStar, General Motors' system that provides concierge service, roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation, is getting a major makeover.... Read More »

 

GM in talks with Chinese companies about introducing 4G LTE

8:59 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
General Motors is in discussions with Chinese telecommunications companies about providing 4G high-speed cellular data service in its vehicles.... Read More »

 

Ford names ex-GM exec Butler to lead global connected vehicle unit

10:41 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
Ford has hired Don Butler, a longtime General Motors executive who resigned from the company in August, to lead its new global vehicle connectivity department.... Read More »

 

High-tech battle: Dealers vs. crafty thieves

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2013
Stealing cars isn't always a messy game that leaves piles of broken glass at the scene.... Read More »

 

Report: Connected cars will be the norm by 2020

June 20, 2013 20:53 CET
Connected cars won't be the odd man out in the coming years. They'll be the standard in less than a decade, according to a report released today.... Read More »

 

Report: Connected cars will be the norm by 2020

2:53 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2013
Connected cars won’t be the odd man out in the coming years. They’ll be the standard in less than a decade, according to a report released today.... Read More »

 

Apple's connected car move creates challenge for automakers, analysts say

3:43 pm U.S. ET | June 12, 2013
Apple wants to invade automotive instrument panels by making its iOS mobile operating system accessible on vehicle screens. The initiative, which Apple discussed publicly this week, creates a challenge for automakers, who want to keep up with the latest connected-vehicle technologies but still control the overall experience with their own operating systems.... Read More »

 

OnStar: GM's link to more sales?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2013
General Motors, seeking to use its OnStar telematics service as a stronger selling point, is dangling some OnStar features to nonsubscribers. GM said last week that buyers of properly equipped 2014 models will get five years of free smartphone-based features that enable the buyers to start or unlock their vehicles from almost anywhere.... Read More »

 

GM offers free remote-start service via smartphones

2:37 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2013
General Motors is giving buyers of 2014 models free remote-start service through a wireless OnStar application. OnStar subscribers now have the ability to start or unlock their vehicles from almost anywhere using their smartphones or tablets, via an OnStar application called RemoteLink.... Read More »

 

STAR POWER

Not satisfied with OnStar's steady profits, GM wants to create a global 4G powerhouse

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2013
General Motors' OnStar telematics unit has quietly become a profit margin superstar. Analysts peg OnStar's revenues at about $1.5 billion annually, with a margin of 30 to 35 percent. That's about five times the 6.2 percent margin from GM's first-quarter adjusted earnings before interest and taxes in North America. The question for GM now is: Can OnStar be more?... Read More »

 

Akerson sees GM profits streaming from in-vehicle connections

12:33 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2013
One of the first things Dan Akerson did as CEO of General Motos in 2010 was dive into the automaker’s telecommunications business to get more profit from that in-car connection.... Read More »

 

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