GM is making announcements at CES about mapping, discount coupons, payment and new affordable long-range electric vehicles.
Barra Intros Chevy Bolt
Chevrolet during Mary Barra’s keynote address will reveal the 2017 Bolt EV at CES using technology similar to the Volt, the Bolt EV is a game-changing, long-range electric vehicle. Not only will it deliver more than a GM-estimated 200 miles of range, it will break the affordability barrier with a price below $30,000 after full Federal tax credits.The Bolt EV will also offer connectivity and infotainment technologies seamlessly integrating smartphones and other electronic devices. We will have photos tomorrow.
Chevrolet’s four million Facebook fans will have the opportunity to be the first to experience the new Bolt EV – with both a live video of the debut as well as an immersive 360-degree interior video experience.
Mobile Payments & Discounts
AtYourService, the multichannel platform providing Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac owners who subscribe to OnStar with money-saving offers on products and services is adding Groupon and ExxonMobil as partners.
With the new RemoteLink and the upcoming Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicle apps will allow active subscribers to perform tasks such as mobile ordering, mobile payments and fuel pump activations with participating AtYourService partners.
Mobileyes for Mapping
General Motors is exploring a new mapping technology from Mobileye that could use crowd-sourced real-time data collected by OnStar for precise localization and high-definition lane data that supports fully autonomous driving.
GM is working with Mobileye Road Experience Management (REM) to create a continuously updated road map. Mobileye’s existing EyeQ processing platforms extract landmarks and roadway information at extremely low-bandwidth of about 10kb per kilometers.Mobileye expects to eventually achieve localization at an accuracy of about 10 centimeters compared with today’s GPS, which can pinpoint to about 10 meters.
OnStar serves more than 7 million customers with a 24/7 human touch, in the U.S., Canada, China, Mexico, Europe and Brazil. OnStar recorded its 1 billionth customer interaction in 2015.
GM, which sold about 3.3 million vehicles in the U.S. in 2015, uses Mobileye software on cameras that support existing safety technologies like forward collision alert. GM has collaborated on camera technology with Mobileye for a decade beginning with lane departure warning systems launched in 2007.