GM announced on Monday that it will start embedding AT&T’s 4G LTE service in its OnStar service starting with cars produced next year.
The move, which begins with model year 2015 cars made next year, will allow the carmaker to power a wider range of services from entertainment to safety and diagnostics than possible using the older generation of wireless it has been using.
It’s a multi-year deal, but neither company will say how long the deal will run nor what specific services will be offered and how much they will cost. In an interview, AT&T emerging devices head Glenn Lurie said there will be a range of services including some that will be offered by GM and some that will be directly billed by AT&T.
He said he foresees a time when people will be able to add their car to a shared data plan much as they do a phone or tablet today.
More details to come.
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