Technology is moving rapidly to an extent that we are talking about driver-less cars now. But as much as it sounds exciting, the possibility of anything of such sort is a distant dream. That means for a long time to come, humans will keep on driving the car, which also leads to an inevitable scenario called breakdown, which you were not able to predict till now. General Motors has developed a new system that helps you to predict breakdowns before they occur.
Yes! The possibilities are immense and General Motors will start offering such system form 2016. The new system leverages the OnStar 4G LTE technology to send vehicle data to OnStar servers. The collected information is feed through algorithms, which quickly analyses if any component needs any attention. On detection of a problem, the driver is informed via an OnStar Remote Link smartphone app or through email, messages or in-vehicle alerts.
According to General Motors Senior Vice President of Global Connected Customer Experience, Alicia Boler-Davis, "Using our innovative OnStar 4G LTE connectivity platform, we can actively monitor vehicle component health and notify our customers if covered vehicle components need attention. Nobody else in the industry is offering this.”
As mentioned above, GM will start offering the service on selected models from 2016 including the Chevrolet Corvette, Equinox, Tahoe, Suburban, Silverado and Silverado HD. The problem diagnostics will initially be limited to the battery, starter and fuel pump but additional components are expected to be added in the future.