GM demos self-driving micro car in Detroit: Chevy EN-V 2.0

Chevyenv2jpgAt the Intellegent Transport Systems Conference in Detroit GM is demonstrating the a self-driving version of the EN-V 2.0, slow-driving petite car designed for the most congested cities.

The Chevrolet Electric Networked-Vehicle (EN-V) 2.0 has the latest intelligent and connected automotive technologies including Lidar and V2X to for automated, low-speed electric driving LSV.

stop and start saves fuel

2015-Chevrolet-Impala-3GM announced that stop/start technology will be standard on the 2015 Impala base 2.5-liter ECOTEC a 5% city mileage reduction or one mile per gallon.

Stop/start shuts down the engine in certain driving conditions to reduce fuel consumption. The technology is becoming more prevalent worldwide. 

GM Chevy OnStar open AppShop closed for remodeling

mylink-overview-connect-cnt-well-1-980x316-01At CES, GM and OnStar announced OnStar AppShop for  Chevy vehicles with the ability to book hotels on Priceline.  Chevy cars and trucks were expected to have AT&T 4G LTE by the summer, with Kaliki audio news stand.  At SXSW, the company announced Beats Music streaming would be in the Chevy AppShop while giving free rides around the festival.  However, there is a delay and the open OnStar AppShop is closed for 2015 GM car models.

Apparently, there were “quality issues” for the apps  and the AppShop will be delayed to insure  a great user experience.

GM & Chevy Dances to Beats Music at SXSW

beatsmusicChevy announced at SXSW that Beats Music streaming music will be available in the Chevy AppShop and on select Chevy models this year.

Beats Music is a streaming music service with playlist and curated music options. Chevy AppShop can be used via 4G LTE connections through OnStar 4G LTE. A free trial of Beats Music or paid subscription is required.

Chevy OnStar LTE Free Rides at South by Southwest

ChevysouthbywouthwestChevrolet will be at the South by Southwest Music, Film and Tech festival as a Super Sponsor March.7-16 in Austin Texas.

Those attending the event will be the first to tryout LTE OnStar vehicles at the Austin Convention Center.  GM Chevy cars with OnStar will not be the only stars at the show, there will also be speakers showing how your next Chevy may have augmented reality to help you navigate, investigate and not tailgate.