The latest mobile phones. Cutting-edge smart home devices. Hyper-definition TVs. The excitement of getting the latest in technology is a core part of the year’s biggest shopping days like Black Friday. Shoppers are finding that thrill also applies to car buying as new car technology has become as important as what’s under the hood. Discover why upgrading new vehicles as often as you upgrade a smartphone could be a smart call.
Smart home, smart vehicle
You can't afford to lose your focus on the road, and similar to smarthome devices, you can access essential features by voice command. Plugging your phone into your vehicle and syncing up with your infotainment system via Android Auto or Apple CarPlayTM is a great way to keep your attention where it should be while still accessing the essential functions on your smartphone like music, phone calls and navigation.
You’re cruising along and you prepare to switch lanes. Suddenly, you realize a truck has sped into your blind spot and you have to react quickly. It’s a common occurrence that can be scary and dangerous. Thankfully, many GM vehicles feature blind-zone alerts, lane departure warnings and forward collision, as well as rear parking assist to help keep drivers safer. Being aware of your surroundings is job number one when driving, and the latest car technology from GM aims to make that job easier.*
Have you ever walked into work and forgotten to lock your vehicle? On a cold day, wouldn’t it be great if you could start your vehicle before you leave the grocery store? The RemoteLink app from OnStar and GM brand apps can help with these scenarios and more. Find them on Apple App Store or Google PlayTM for Android.
In-vehicle Wi-Fi with 4G LTE is part of the auto technology package on many GM vehicles, so streaming is easier than ever. Keep the whole family sane during road trips or stay connected with work on the go.
Charging your smartphones in your vehicle is an automatic for many drivers. Some models feature charging mats that allow for wireless charging. No more family feuding over who forgot to pack the right charging adapter.
The future is here
Plugging in vehicles instead of fueling them up is increasing every year. GM recently announced its initiative to develop at least 20 electric vehicles by 2023. New developments in autonomous, self-driving vehicles are also on the horizon, meaning driving experiences may look intriguingly different in the next decade.
*Remaining attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times is a driver’s responsibility regardless of additional safety features. New technology is never a substitute for operating the vehicle in a safe manner. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for important feature limitations and information.
Features not available in all vehicles.