Cadillac and OnStar team up at 2012 Consumer Electronics Show
Both Cadillac and OnStar are tied at the hip via General Motors Company (NYSE: GM). So, the two brands will discuss several innovations during a press conference on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 7p.m. in the Casanova ballroom (Room 505) at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
According to the GM news release, Cadillac will demonstrate CUE, a comprehensive in-vehicle experience that merges intuitive design with auto industry-first controls and commands for information and entertainment data. Cadillac will also discuss the research methods behind the creation of CUE. Read: Cadillac CUE may be the new You by TorqueNews writer, Amanda Pierce.
OnStar will unveil evolutionary research in the 4G LTE cloud connected vehicle space, reveal future expansions in the mobile application arena, and make announcements about OnStar FMV, its aftermarket rearview mirror that contains all of OnStar’s key functions for older vehicles.
It is ironic and timely that the federal government via NTSB has already issued its recommendation that all cell phone activity be stopped in automobiles, except for hands-free systems supplied to the public. Ray LaHood, though, wants that gone, too. Read: NTSB recommends ban on all cell-phone related communications while driving . Good news is, the NTSB doesn't have the power to create and pass laws.
For the record, OnStar will also collaborate with the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to focus on the in-vehicle experience related to streaming content sharing for all vehicle occupants. The prototype applications demonstrated in a Chevrolet Volt research vehicle include:
1) Cloud-based streaming of entertainment and information content throughout the vehicle
2) Rear seat infotainment management
3) Video chat
Additionally, OnStar has built on its pioneering work with smart grid technology and home connectivity to develop in-vehicle applications centered on energy management:
- OnStar RemoteLink
- Real time Diagnostics and Eco Routing
- Home Energy Management
Media attending the 2012 CES are invited to attend the press activities, and it is uncertain with the North american International Auto Show if TorqueNews will participate at 2012 CES.
More About OnStar
OnStar, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors, is the leading provider of connected safety and security solutions, value-added mobility services and advanced information technology. Currently available on more than 40 MY 2011 GM models, OnStar soon will be available for installation on most other vehicles already on the road through local electronics retailers, including Best Buy. The OnStar Mobile App is a recipient of the 2011 Edison Award for Best New Product in the Remote Driving Aids segment and OnStar Stolen Vehicle Slowdown is a recipient of the 2010 Edison Award for Best New Product in the Technology segment. OnStar safely connects its more than 6 million subscribers, in the U.S., Canada and China, in ways never thought possible. More information about OnStar can be found at www.onstar.com.
More About Cadillac
Cadillac has been a leading luxury auto brand since 1902. In recent years, Cadillac has engineered a historic renaissance led by artful engineering and advanced technology. More information on Cadillac can be found at media.cadillac.com
About the Reporter: After 39 years in the auto industry as a design engineer, Frank Sherosky now trades stocks, futures and writes articles, books and ebooks like, "Perfecting Corporate Character," "Awaken Your Speculator Mind", and "Millennial World Order" via authorfrank.com. He may be contacted here by email: [email protected] and followed in Twitter under @Authorfranks
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