GM offers 4G LTE support for 2014 models

Posted on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 , 19:02:01 byEmil

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GM offers 4G LTE support for 2014 models


This week at the 2013 edition of the Mobile World Congress that took place in Barcelona, General Motors made an announcement. Apparently the American specialists plan to implement 4G LTE support and the roll-out will begin with the 2014 model year. This is actually part of a global strategy to deliver a new generation of connected cars and trucks with 4G LTE mobile broadband. This is actually the largest deployment in the automotive industry so far. The first models to get the 4G LTE will be most 2015 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac models which are available in 2014 both in the US and Canada delivered through AT&T. more carrier and supplier details will be revealed in the near future. The new system will increase responsiveness and also the ability to support simultaneous voice and data connections. A built-in 4G LTE connection will also enable advances in a wide range of in-vehicle communications and entertainment capabilities. Customers should expect benefits like in-vehicle Wi-Fi hot spots, new infotainment options like streaming video entertainment in the back seat, faster application downloads and real-time updates. The built-in 4G LTE structure includes an antenna to maximize coverage and connectivity and customers will not be required to have a smart phone to use connected services, which is actually an extra point. In time, different applications of the structure will enable vehicles to interact directly with their environment to enhance safety, efficiency and convenience for both drivers and passengers. The carmaker and its partner hope to reach 300 million people in the United Stated by the end of next year. GM and AT&T will also collaborate on a broad ecosystem focused on developing new communication applications to enhance the driving and riding experience. For sure the two will manage to do great jobs as both are leading innovators in their industries.