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LTE connectivity will bring new entertainment options and more

General Motors and AT&T have announced a partnership that will bring 4G LTE connectivity to vehicles within the United States and Canada. The collaboration between the two companies will begin in 2014 with 2015 model year vehicles.

GM says that an integrated LTE connection will allow advances for in-vehicle communications and entertainment capability. Among the services that will be available thanks to the in-vehicle LTE connectivity will be Wi-Fi hotspots, streaming video entertainment for backseat passengers, and faster application downloads.

GM says that the enhancements will build on the OnStar portfolio of built-in connected services.

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“In addition to allowing consumers to bring in and connect to personal mobile devices, the vehicle will also act as its own mobile device, enabling embedded vehicle capabilities,” said Mary Chan, president, Global Connected Consumer, General Motors.  “Turning this vision into a reality starts with enabling fast, reliable and responsive connectivity within the vehicle.  Through this built-in 4G LTE connection we have the opportunity to reinvent the mobile experience inside a vehicle.”

GM says that it plans to announce additional carrier partners allowing its other brands such as Opel and Vauxhall to offer LTE connectivity with details and options announced at a later date.

Source: GM

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RE: GM 4G connectivity
By DanNeely on 2/25/2013 3:55:57 PM , Rating: 2
Not just standard sizes, but separate core car features from the radio. When my Moms 05 Impala stereo died the new stereo, a box connected to the can bus to implement bundled functions (ex beeping if the keys left in the ignition), and installation labor were roughly equal parts of the total cost.

At least in her car fitting a replacement faceplate over the opening was a simple affair (and it was a standard 1.5 din space inside), my 06 Buick looks like it will need either cutting a hole or replacing a large chunk of the dash plastic; which will probably make replacing mine make hers look cheap. (Mine still works but I want a 3.5mm input and/or bluetooth so I can hook an external music source to it.)

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