The automotive world becomes more and more digitalized. And the 2016 edition of CES Las Vegas is just another ocassion for the automotive manufacturers to showcase the technology we will see on our future cars. Chevrolet is not going to miss this year CES, where is scheduled to launch an enhanced version of the myChevrolet mobile app, that allows convenient control and management of the vehicle.
The services currently available through the myChevrolet and OnStar RemoteLink apps will be combined in 2016 to offer customers easier mobile access to roadside assistance, parking reminders, owner’s manual content, vehicle diagnostics, Wi-Fi hotspot management and key fob commands such as remote start and door unlock.
OnStar RemoteLink allows owners with an OnStar account to use their smartphone to unlock/lock doors, activate the horn and lights, and start the engine from any distance. Users can also check vehicle diagnostics such as fuel range, tire pressure and oil life, receive personalized retail offers through the AtYourService feature, and send directions to the vehicle’s navigation system. Customers with an OnStar 4G LTE-equipped vehicle can manage their Wi-Fi hotspot and data plan.
The popularity is proven by statistics. Chevrolet owners used the OnStar RemoteLink app more than 50 million times in 2015, totaling more than 6 million requests in the month of November alone.
The myChevrolet app will be available on select 2010 and newer retail Chevrolet vehicles in the U.S. and Canada. To access the full set of app features, users will need to activate their OnStar service and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
Beginning next year, my.chevrolet.com will allow customers to manage their OnStar account, along with tracking vehicle service history, scheduling maintenance and checking vehicle information.