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Posted by Charles Golvin on February 25, 2013
No, not cars that move quickly — cars that move data quickly via fast built-in connections. Today, GM announced that most of its US and Canadian 2015 model year Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC vehicles would come equipped with built-in LTE connections — supplied by AT&T — powering a range of OnStar safety, security, diagnostic, and infotainment services. No surprise in cars getting LTE or in GM's leadership — the next logical step in the connected car chain that started with GM's launch of OnStar in 1996. More noteworthy are:
Alas, we'll still have to wait for answers to these compelling questions raised by the announcement:
Of course, this is the just the first of what will be many announcements as carriers around the world jockey for position with each of the automotive OEMs. Stay tuned, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
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